The 8th generation of Marcopolo coaches has established itself as the greatest success of the Brazilian bus industry in recent years. The manufacturer celebrates the delivery of the thousandth vehicle produced, a Paradiso G8 1800 Double Decker, to Grupo Viação Garcia and Brasil Sul.
“The delivery of our unit number 1,000 to the Viação Garcia Group, which is one of the largest buyers of the G8, marks a milestone in sales. The commemorative vehicle is part of the third consecutive batch of G8s that we are selling to this group, who are in the process of renewing their fleet of coaches”, explains Ricardo Portolan, Marcopolo's director of Commercial Operations, Internal Market and Marketing.
The Marcopolo Generation 8 was launched in July 2021 and has introduced new levels of comfort, safety and technology. “We launched the G8 at a difficult time for the Brazilian and global markets, and even so, its acceptance was exceptional and unprecedented, especially for the Double Decker model”, explains the executive.
Unit number 1,000 of Marcopolo's Generation 8 is part of an order for 53 new units from Viação Garcia and Brasil Sul as well, 28 Paradiso G8 1800 Double Decker buses, 19 Paradiso G8 1200 buses and 6 Viaggio G7 900 buses (intercity bus) , which will be used on the interstate highway and intercity highway lines and in continuous charter service (Viaggio 900).
The 28 Paradiso 1800 DD have three different configurations. Fourteen vehicles with a total length of 15 meters and a capacity for 56 seats, for the “Cabin Bed” service, with 48 semi-bed seats on the upper floor and 8 Next bed seats with massagers on the lower floor. The buses are equipped with a bathroom, a hot-and-half air conditioning system, with monitors on both floors, and 110-volt power outlets, in the luggage rack, on the upper floor, and on the bed-seat wall. , on the ground floor.
11 units are configured for 52 seats, for the "Bed Cabin" service, with 44 semi-bed armchairs on the upper floor and eight Sleeper-Bed Next armchairs with massagers on the lower floor. They also have a bathroom, hot-cold air conditioning and multimedia systems with monitors on both floors, and 110-volt power outlets on the luggage rack on the upper floor, and on the wall of the armchairs on the lower floor, as well as pleated curtains on the the windows and between the armchairs on both floors.
3 1800 DD buses with a total length of 15 meters and capacity for 40 seats, for the “Leito Plus” service, with 30 Sleeper seats and two Sleeper-Bed Next seats with massagers, on the upper floor, and eight Bed-Bed Next seats with massager on the ground floor. They also have a toilet on the upper floor, hot-cold air conditioning and multimedia systems, with monitors on both floors, 110-volt power outlets in the luggage rack on the upper floor, and on the wall of the armchair on the lower floor. , in addition to pleated curtains on the windows and between the seats on the upper and lower decks, and electronic itinerary.
The 19 Paradiso G8 1200 have capacity for 44 people, for “Semi Sleeper” service, with Super Soft semi-dormitory seats, toilet, hot-cold air conditioning and multimedia systems with preparation for radio, monitors and DVD, 110 volts in luggage coat rack, pleated curtains on the windows and a wall that separates the living room with a sliding door.
For use in continuous charter services, the six Viaggio G7 900 are configured for 51 seats, with Executive 1060 model seats, air conditioning system, partition wall of the lounge with sliding door, glued windows, smooth fabric curtains and 110 sockets. volts at the rack.