Istanbul orders 200-capacity Otokar buses
Otokar is to manufacture 100 articulated buses with 200-passenger capacity for Istanbul. Otokar, the winner of the tender, will also provide the operator, IETT, after-sales services for three years.
The agreement is worth TL 606 million (£52.72m). The plan is for the Kent C buses to be delivered in batches from 2022.
“As Turkey’s leading bus manufacturer, we very well know the conditions and public transportation challenges of Istanbul” – General Manager, Serdar Görgüç
General Manager, Serdar Görgüç, said: “More than 1,000 public transportation buses of Otokar are in service of IETT since 2012. As Turkey’s leading bus manufacturer, we very well know the conditions and public transportation challenges of Istanbul, one of the largest cities in the world. We are aware of the responsibility that Istanbul’s public transit requires. We brought our experience to our product development. We designed and developed the 21m version of articulated KENT C, which provides safe rides for millions of passengers every day in Turkey and around the world, accordingly.”