MAN to supply coach chassis to Super Nice Express

GEORGETOWN: Leading express bus company, Super Nice Express Sdn Bhd, has received the newest addition to its growing fleet of coaches – a double-decker coach built on the proven MAN RR5 three-axle coach chassis from German commercial vehicle maker MAN.

Assembled at MAN Truck & Bus (M) Sdn Bhd (MAN Malaysia)’s manufacturing facility at Serendah, Selangor, the MAN RR5 coach chassis is mated to the intelligent and quiet MAN TipMatic® gearbox that delivers excellent moving-off behaviour, smooth gear changes that optimise manoeuvring and reduce fuel consumption, with first-class driving and travel comfort.

Super Nice’s new MAN Coach also features a new and innovative TX9 body design and first-in-Malaysia zero gravity seats that promise optimal blood circulation and less body aches despite seated for hours by Penang-based coach body builder, TACT Coach Seat & Manufacturing Sdn Bhd.

At the handover ceremony in Batu Kawan, Penang, Super Nice also signed an agreement to purchase a further 10 units of MAN RR5 and RR3 coach chassis from MAN Malaysia.

Chew (left) and O’Brooks showing the coach chassis purchase agreement.
Chew (left) and O’Brooks showing the coach chassis purchase agreement.

MAN Malaysia managing director Andrew O’Brooks said the MAN RR5 coach chassis met all of Super Nice’s requirements with its superior flexibility, versatility, and reliability; cutting-edge safety systems; and economical and efficient driveline.

“We have the ideal and ready products – both low and zero emission - to help bus companies like Super Nice join the sustainability journey without sacrificing profitability and evolve into a sustainable transport provider.

“Starting from 2023, MAN Malaysia will offer low emission Euro V engines as standard with all our MAN Bus and Coach chassis and also start taking orders for the zero emission, all-electric MAN eBus chassis as we continue to drive change towards sustainable mobility in the public transport sector of Malaysia,” he said.

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Super Nice chairman Roy Chew said that the company now operates about 40 units of MAN coaches following the recent acquisition of Zenwan Express, a popular luxury coach service on the Singapore - Malacca - Kuala Lumpur – Ipoh route.

“MAN coaches have proven to be reliable with minimal downtime and low maintenance costs, which encouraged us to invest in additional units to support the growing demand for road travel nationwide,” he said.

MAN bus and coach chassis can also be specified with the latest advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS) such as Electronic Brake System (EBS), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), MAN BrakeMatic® with maximum speed control management and cruise control, Lane Guard System (LGS) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).

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