Czech bus maker Torsus reveals extreme bus for toughest school run routes

By CARSIFU | 25 October 2020

PRAGUE: Czech bus maker Torsus has revealed the Praetorian school bus, an extreme and special-made version intended for the toughest school run routes in the world.

Torsus said the school bus edition of the Praetorian is ready to carry schoolchildren across some of the world’s most rugged environments in comfort and safety.

Based on the same platform as the standard Praetorian model, the school bus edition retains all of the off-road features that make the Torsus vehicle a durable off-road all-rounder. The heightened ground clearance of the bus allows the Praetorian to clear obstacles with ease, while the 4x4 drive adds to its capability in challenging conditions.

The bus can carry up to 35 children on any of the world’s toughest school run routes, whether on- or off-road.

Special features include bespoke original seats styled around mathematics and science designs. The seats are covered with a polymer protective coating, equipped with a seat belt suitable for all ages while optional extras for the seats include a foldable armrest and hip support bar on the aisle side.

The Praetorian is based on an upgraded heavy-duty MAN chassis and is powered by MAN engines and drivetrain. The school bus edition of the vehicle features uprated off-road Michelin tyres and anti-scratch coating on body parts.

Torsus was set up in 2016, developing and manufacturing heavy-duty off-road 4x4 buses in a factory in Slovakia.

It works with MAN and VW on key chassis and powertrain technology.