Increasing population trend in urban areas is expected to continue in European countries in years to come. This situation will lead to more vehicles to be on roads and have longer daily journeys and as a result more air pollution. Transportation sector represents a significant part of Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions and it is one of the main cause air pollution in cities. Therefore developing environmentally and socially friendly modes of transport is a necessity.
Anadolu Isuzu has focused on the development of new technologies and policies for more environmentally friendly buses. Kendo CNG is one of them. This technologically innovative bus not only reduce the negative environmental impact of transportation, but also make journeys attractive and enjoyable. Kendo CNG perfectly meet increased market demands for sustainable passenger transport in urban and interurban areas. This vehicle, which continue their demo tours in Europe, received great appreciation from short-distance intercity operators, school busses, tourism, and public transportation sector representatives.
Kendo CNG, designed and developed by Anadolu Isuzu R&D center and introduced to the market in 2020, continues its “Isuzu Euro Tour 2021” demo tour across Europe. It has already reached a sales figure of nearly 50 units in Europe, 30 of them just preferred by customers in France. Positive comments and feedbacks of customers in demo tours are motivating us to go further with sustainable busses.
Modern and aerodynamic exterior design, well covered CNG tanks, wide passenger windows and stylish parking lights take attention at first glance. Kendo was awarded as “gold winner” in “A’Design Award and Competition” which is the worlds’ largest design competition awarding best designs and products. Kendo is also among the finalists in intercity segment in “Sustainable Bus Award 2021” competition that focus on sustainability in the field of buses. Safety features, comfort, low noise level and .environmental friendly engine are some aspect that bring Kendo into forward.
Kendo CNG, A new approach in intercity transportation
In addition to saving natural resources, Kendo offers high performance to users with its 8.9lt, 320 HP power and 1356 Nm torque CNG engine and ZF AT transmission. The engine is compatible with biogas as well. 1520 lt type 3 gas tank cylinders provide high safety and long distance usage in one shot. Gas cylinders have superior thermal conductivity, greater heat tolerance and shock-proof features.
Kendo has 13m length, semi-rise platform and up to 63 passenger capacity. Seat layout can be optimized based customer demand for handicapped area. Luggage capacity of 7.5m3 keeps it one step ahead of its competitors. Compared to coach category buses Kendo CNG provide more economical solutions (less operational costs) to the owners and satisfactory comfort to the passengers thanks to its functional and luxury features. Equipped with air suspensions Kendo is suitable both long and short distance transportation.
A list of technological innovations have been implemented on Kendo. Dynamic LED signal lights, LED daytime running lights, digital multi-functional cluster and smart safety features are some of them. Digital multifunctional cluster provides full control to the driver by displaying vehicle related information on the multi information display. It allows the driver to focus on safe driving. Retarder, Hill holder, ABS, ASR, EBS, ESC&ESP are standart offered braking system. Based on demand AEBS and LDWS can be integrated as well.