Mercedes dominates Istanbul fleet
ISTANBUL - Anatolia News AgencyMercedes-Benz Türk, a subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz AG, has won a tender initiated by Istanbul Public Transport Authority (İETT) to purchase 221 articulated buses, according to a company statement.
The Mercedes-Benz Conecto type buses, with a five-year warranty, will be delivered by September 2012. Mercedes-Benz Türk will assume all the maintenance during the warranty period.
The 155-seat capacity buses will be manufactured in the company’s Hoşdere plant in Istanbul. The buses feature three 19-inch LCD monitors and eight cameras.
The proportion of Mercedes brand buses in the İETT bus fleet will rise to 50 percent with this procurement.
“The deal is a very positive development for the people of Istanbul as well as an important success for Mercedes-Benz Türk,” Dr. Hayri Baraçlı, İETT general manager, said. Mercedes-Benz AG owns 67 percent of the Turkish subsidiary, according to the official website of Mercedes-Benz Türk.