Successful deal for IVECO BUS in Brazil with 41 chassis for Viação Minas Gerais

Successful deal for IVECO BUS in Brazil with 41 chassis for Viação Minas Gerais

30 August 2022

Designed and manufactured in IVECO's plant in Sete Lagoas (MG), the IVECO BUS 170S28 chassis has been conquering more space in the large cities of Brazil and other Latin American countries, as a solution for passenger transport. In another successful operation to increase its participation in the segment, the manufacturer has just had a batch of 41 units sold and will complete the fleet of Viação Minas Gerais (VMG), a company based in Contagem, in the metropolitan area of Belo Horizonte, in the state of Minas Gerais.

The 12.8-meter-long vehicles, bodied on the 170S28 chassis by COMIL company, will be part of the fleet from Minas Gerais, which is the largest fleet owner of IVECO BUS in Latin America, with more than 100 units of the model and ten units of the DAILY Minibus 45-170. With 40 years of tradition in passenger transport, VMG has its own fleet, maintenance and electrical workshops, 24-hour service and specialized consulting for each client. VMG provides transportation for the manufacturer’s employees from the capital city of Minas Gerais to Sete Lagoas and within the municipality. They will operate as a shuttle, transporting employees home-plant, especially for IVECO Group.

For Gustavo Moreira, Director of VMG, the partnership with IVECO BUS reinforces the standard of passenger service of the company with the comfort, safety and reliability of the vehicle based on the 170S28 chassis: "We have the excellence in providing services as the main focus of our operation, and that's why we trust the manufacturer for the acquisition of the new units".

Last month, VMG was one of the companies honoured in the first edition of the Iveco Group Suppliers of The Year - an Iveco Group award that highlighted suppliers from Brazil and Argentina for excellence and good performance in solutions, products and services. VMG was the winner in the category Purchasing of Indirect Materials - Services.

Danilo Fetzner, Director of IVECO BUS for Latin America, highlights the partnership between the brand and VMG and the importance of the operation to consolidate the presence in the 17-ton segment. "We have a robust and versatile product, the best cost-benefit in the urban and freight segment. We are proud that our customer renews its confidence; this recognition of the quality of our chassis positions us in a good position for other major operators in the sector".

The 170S28 chassis is part of the IVECO BUS offer, which recently presented its new Euro VI line on the occasion of LAT. BUS 2022, the largest urban mobility event in Latin America, During the fair, that took place in Sao Paolo from 9 to 11 August, IVECO BUS exhibited the new versions of the DAILY Minibus 45-160 and 50-180, chassis 10-190 and 17-280, chassis 17- 210 G powered by CNG, the full electric E-WAY city bus, as well as the NEXPRO Connect fleet management platform.


IVECO BUS is a brand of Iveco Group N.V., a global leader in commercial and specialty vehicles, powertrain, and financial services, listed on the Borsa Italiana in Milan.

A major player in the field of public transport, and among the leading bus and coach manufacturers in Europe, IVECO BUS designs, manufactures and markets a broad range of vehicles that meets all the needs of public and private operators:

- school, intercity and tourism coaches;

- standard and articulated city buses, including BRT dedicated versions; city midibuses

- minibuses for all passenger transport missions.

IVECO BUS benefits from a strong expertise in alternative energies vehicles and is now capable of offering a complete range running on compressed natural gas – fully compatible with biomethane – and in the electromobility field, to suit every kind of transport need. Thus, IVECO BUS positions itself as a reference partner to face the numerous challenges of sustainable mobility.

IVECO BUS employs over 6,000 people across four production units, in Annonay, France, Vysoké Myto, Czech Republic, Brescia, Italy and in Rorthais, France with its electromobility center of excellence.The extensive IVECO BUS and IVECO service network guarantees assistance around the world wherever an Iveco Bus vehicle is at work.

For further information about IVECO BUS: www.ivecobus.com For further information about Iveco Group: www.ivecogroup.com

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