AKIA of Turkey becomes first European bus manufacturer to offer Allison xFE transmission

Allison Transmission and AKIA will display the new xFE model and 12-metre citybus at Busworld Turkey.

ISTANBUL – AKIA is the first bus manufacturer in Europe to feature an Allison xFE transmission. Designed for best-in-class fuel economy, Allison’s xFE models deliver significantly increased torque converter lock up operation, extracting more value from every tank of fuel. Both Allison and AKIA will exhibit at Busworld Turkey at the Istanbul Expo Center, April 14-17.

Allison’s T 3375 xFE fully automatic transmission will be offered in the AKIA Ultra LF model, a 12-metre citybus powered by a Mercedes Euro 6 engine that delivers 1200 N•m and 220 kW (300 hp). The new xFE models have demonstrated up to seven percent fuel economy improvements in bus applications, in addition to FuelSense® gains.

Designed to deliver significantly more lock up operation while operating at lower engine speeds in higher ranges, the xFE bus transmissions have the same space claim and ratings as current Torqmatic® models, but incorporate optimised gear ratios coupled with the FuelSense® Max package. Allison now offers three new xFE models outside North America – the T 3280 xFE™, T 3325 xFE™ and T 3375 xFE™ transmissions.

Visitors to Busworld can see the T 3375 xFE display unit at the Allison stand (Hall 10, Booth B08) and the 12-metre Euro 6 Ultra LF bus at AKIA’s stand (Hall 10, Booth A07).

Allison will also present newly introduced T 1000™, T 2100™ and T 2200™ fully automatic transmission models to the Turkish market at this event. These new models expand the Torqmatic product family providing customers with the most complete range of bus transmissions. Allison will display the T 2100 transmission at its stand. These transmissions feature 5th Generation Electronic Controls and FuelSense fuel-efficiency software.

The Allison T 525R model transmission provides the highest level of torque (up to 410 kW and 2550 N•m) and was recently introduced in the Van Hool TX coach.  This transmission will be featured in the first BRT to be manufactured in Turkey. The new 25-meter-long, low-floor AKIA metro-bus is equipped with a Euro 6 Mercedes engine and the Allison T 525 transmission model with a retarder. Able to transport up to 290 passengers, the new BRT is also being launched into this sector during Busworld Turkey. In addition to AKIA, a number of leading Turkish OEMs such as Otokar, Temsa, Karsan and Isuzu will display Euro 6 buses equipped with Allison fully automatic transmissions.

Apr 07, 2016

About Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and is a leader in hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including refuse, construction, fire, distribution, bus, motorhomes, defense and energy. Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and employs approximately 2,600 people worldwide. With a market presence in more than 80 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Hungary and India. Allison also has approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit allisontransmission.com.