BEST OF AUS­TRALIAN DE­SIGN

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SINCE THE LAUNCH of the first King Long bus in Aus­tralia in 2008, we have seen in­creas­ing num­bers of King Long buses en­ter­ing the mar­ket, cre­at­ing a grow­ing aware­ness of qual­ity buses at ex­cel­lent value. There are more than 400 King Long buses on Aus­tralian roads.

Within the global bus and coach in­dus­try, Aus­tralia has among the high­est safety and qual­ity stan­dards, with some very unique op­er­at­ing con­di­tions and reg­u­la­tory re­quire­ments. King Long is com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing the right ve­hi­cles for the Aus­tralian mar­ket and as such, all mod­els are de­signed by Aus­tralian En­gi­neers with as­sis­tance from King Long’s ex­ten­sive engi­neer­ing re­sources. All ve­hi­cles are tested, with each model un­der­go­ing rollover test­ing, meet­ing ADR (car­ry­ing dan­ger­ous goods) reg­u­la­tions and se­lec­tive FEA (fi­nite el­e­ment anal­y­sis) test­ing to val­i­date the de­sign life­cy­cle of 25 years.

King Long ve­hi­cles are specif­i­cally de­signed around spe­cific mar­ket seg­ments and those cus­tomer’s needs. King Long proudly pro­vide ve­hi­cles that de­liver years of re­li­able ser­vice, backed by their spare parts and su­pe­rior af­ter­mar­ket sup­port. King long com­bines the best of Aus­tralian bus de­sign, cou­pling with world class man­u­fac­tur­ing in­put, they pro­duce buses and coaches that are not only well spec­i­fied but also highly cost com­pet­i­tive.

De­sign tar­get spe­cific per­for­mance out­comes:

• Safety

• Qual­ity

• Per­for­mance

• Reg­u­la­tory com­pli­ance.

Within King Long’s de­sign phi­los­o­phy, they fo­cus on key mar­ket re­quire­ments, de­sign reg­u­la­tions and heav­ily lean to­wards us­ing the lat­est ma­te­ri­als, man­u­fac­tur­ing meth­ods and tech­nolo­gies avail­able.

De­sign mar­ket re­quire­ments cover:

• 25-year de­sign life • Ro­bust frame de­sign with com­puter sim­u­la­tion to op­ti­mise frame strength

• Style de­signed to meet mod­ern trends

• Com­fort for both driver and pas­sen­gers

• Util­i­sa­tion of space, axle con­fig­u­ra­tions, etc. to max­imise pas­sen­ger car­ry­ing and lug­gage ca­pac­ity

• In­no­va­tions in lat­est ma­te­ri­als, meth­ods, and tech­nolo­gies.

King Long ve­hi­cles are de­signed with their cus­tomer in mind. They are con­stantly striv­ing to de­liver the best bal­ance of qual­ity build, eco­nom­i­cal ser­vic­ing and run­ning costs. With a proven track record that is tes­ta­ment of the pride they take in the full process, from the draw­ing board to de­liv­ery and the on­go­ing sup­port to the op­er­a­tors. King long have an ex­ten­sive model range of buses and coaches, in­clud­ing the 6102AY 45-seater bus and a 39-seater model, that is built to do the job – now, to­mor­row and for many years into the fu­ture.

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