Iveco Ford Euromidi 95.9E18F
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The Euromidi is a general name for the bus chassis based on the Eurocargo truck chassis, especially having gross vehicle weight of not more than10 tonnes. The 95.9E18F was built in the Ford factory in Great Britain. The model was developed after 1995. This type of chassis is also sold to Britain and other parts of Europe. Most of the Iveco Ford Euromidis in Britain are bodied by Indcar of Spain. A 'CC' is put in front of the chassis type to show that it is modified by Indcar. There are a total of 42 buses of this type running in Hong Kong. Airport Shuttle took 40 buses with 2+1 (C19F) and 2+2 (C35F) layouts. These buses links Hong Kong International Airport and hotels on Hong Kong Island and in Kowloon Peninsula. Luggage compartment is located at the rear. The advantage of operating this type of bus is its small size. It facilitates easy manoevuring in hotels where there are cars double parked or having limited pick-up / drop-off areas. However, the fuel consumption is comparable with a 12m MAN 18.310. A bus operator has purchased one with Jit Luen B25D body. It has 3+2 seating and a large area for wheelchairs at the rear portion. A lift is also installed at the rear door to enable loading and unloading of wheelchairs. Another operator took one principally for touring service.
Information courtesy: Giovanni Tosi and Keith Rapley
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