With the presence of the four biggest body builders in Indonesia - good for 90% of the Indonesian market - and two imported Chinese brands, the exhibition had a large and diversified offer of buses and coaches. Together with an interesting conference program, the show attracted over 4,000 visitors coming from 42 countries.
Due to the Indonesian Government plans to electrify the bus fleet, manufacturers have seen the light: 6 out of 8 buses in the show were battery electric driven.
From the coach perspective, the international press was astounded by the high quality and luxury standards of the vehicles. Especially the high comfort of the seats was impressive. And since the coaches in the show were all sold, one can be sure that they are the real standard in Indonesia.
Let's have a quick tour around the vehicles...
New Armada launched its newest coach, Skylander R22 (see picture) at the show. The view of what is in front of the bus was shown on a screen at the back of the bus, so any driver behind the coach is able to anticipate to the traffic situation in front of the bus. Especially in traffic areas with many scooters, this safety feature surely improves road safety.
They also brought the Citouro bus.
Laksana had a coach première with their SR3 XHD Prime (see picture), with an extra high deck and enormous luggage compartiment.
They also presented their electric bus Cityliner and a very interesting medium sized coach Tourista.
Tentrem’s eye catcher was the new electric bus Velocity W5, completely produced with Indonesian parts, even the chassis. Usually bus body builders only build on foreign chassis in Indonesia.
Their second vehicle on show was their complete sleepercoach Avante H9 Priority (see picture).
Newcomer Adi Putro’s most important novelty was their Jetbus Transit, the first monocoque low floor bus of Indonesia. They revealed that the company is working on an electric version and will bring it to the next Busworld in 2024.
All the (not less than) six coaches in their booth - JetBus SDD, HDD, SHD - were top quality, with different seating arrangements of 2+2, 2+1, 1+1+1 in combination with sleeper seats on the lower deck.
Golden Dragon presented two electric buses in their booth: the 6 meter All Star and a 12 meter city bus (see picture) version.
Zhongtong Buses, distributed in Indonesia by PT Mobilindo, showcased two electric buses, a small 6m bus and a 12m bus.
For pictures and specs of the vehicles, click on THIS LINK