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Feature Article

Rosa sets new standard

The 2021 Euro 6 Rosa bus with advanced safety features sets a new standard for 24-seat buses

For more than a decade, Rosa has been the benchmark for medium-sized buses in New Zealand – now, its new, ultra-low emission Euro 6 engine, combined with advanced safety features and retractable seat belts fitted as standard, raises the bar even higher.

The 2021 Rosa School Bus is available now from Keith Andrews, with the Rosa Custom Bus model arriving later this year.

Precious cargo

In commercial transport operations, nothing is more critical to risk management than vehicle safety. When carrying passengers, safety demands an even greater prominence in that risk assessment.

FUSO leads the medium-sized bus market in the provision of Advanced Safety Features, with both new Rosa models featuring standard safety features including Advanced Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection, Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control, Lane Departure Warning, Electronic Brake System and Hill Start Assist.

Safety is further enhanced by driver and passenger airbags, four-wheel disc brakes, an exhaust brake, LED headlamps and ergonomic cockpits with greater visibility, which create a comfortable driving environment reducing stress and fatigue.

The Rosa School model features hard-wearing vinyl-covered bench seats with integrated retractable lap belts for every passenger.

Rosa Custom is fitted with high-grade luxury seats featuring three-point ELR seatbelts and full cabin climate control with dehumidifier.

Euro 6 efficiency

To deliver a class-leading reduction in emissions, Rosa’s new drive train pairs a lightweight 3L 4P10 engine with a 6-speed DUONIC 2.0 transmission sporting manual gear select.

These combine to produce a significant increase in power and torque across a wider rev range, which, in conjunction with enhanced aerodynamics and a 165kg weight reduction, delivers greater fuel economy.

To further reduce operating costs, 2021 Rosa service intervals have been extended to 30,000km or 12 months* and its warranty to five years or 200,000km.*

Cabin upgrades

An improved layout in both models provides the driver with a comfortable, ergonomic cockpit, featuring a 7” multi communication system with Apple Car Play and Android Auto compatibility and up to five reversing cameras (one camera is supplied as standard).

The Rosa Custom also features a six-speaker PA to enhance the tour group experience that these buses are popularly used for.

With disc brakes now on all four wheels and an exhaust brake, Rosa has a new braked trailer rating of 1,615kg, improving towing capacity by 900kg.

*whichever comes first.

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