Anadolu Isuzu’s Kendo CNG has been named the Sustainable Bus of the Year in the Intercity category at the Sustainable Bus Awards 2022.
The awards are judged by seven leading commercial vehicle magazines published in Italy, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Romania, and Slovenia. Comprised of trade press editors, the Sustainable Bus Award jury evaluates the short-listed vehicles based on various factors such as design, fuel efficiency, emissions, safety, comfort, noise, recyclability of components and the general environmental commitment of the manufacturer.
The13m-long Isuzu Kendo CNG reduces emissions due to its 100 per cent biogas compatible CNG engine which has been designed for transportation on both shorter and longer inter-city routes. Manufactured specifically for personnel and student transportation, the Kendo series offers good fuel efficiency and a large luggage capacity of 7.5 cubic metres. The coach is also suitable for tourism transportation due to its high comfort standards and functionality.
Developed at Anadolu Isuzu’s R&D centre and equipped with smart security systems, Isuzu Kendo offers a multi-function instrument panel and self-diagnosis features. The model provides class leading ergonomy with comfortable driver and passenger areas and Isuzu Kendo also offers a driving scoring system to operators.
The coach has an aerodynamic body, dynamic LED indicators and daytime running lamps, and digital instrument panel. The Kendo has received two major awards from international authorities for its unique design: a ‘Gold Design Award’ at the Italy-based A’ Design Award & Competition in 2020, and a ‘Product Design Award’ at the BigSEE Awards in 2021.
Commenting on success at the Sustainable Bus Awards, Anadolu Isuzu general manager Tuğrul Arıkan says: “We have placed sustainable production at the core of our business processes in service of our goal to create sustainable value for society and the environment. With years of experience conducting R&D activities for environmentally friendly practices and new technologies, we are proud to introduce more environmentally friendly vehicles to our industry.
“Leading its segment and standing out as an environmentally friendly, safe and modern transport solutions for today’s cities with its CNG engine, our Kendo model has been named the Sustainable Bus of the Year, filling us with great pride and happiness. This award means that our sustainable and innovative identity and production quality have been recognized by a jury of international experts.
“We will continue our efforts to build on our national and international achievements and further strengthen our position in international markets with our innovative models.”