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Allison presents all new 5th GEN controls for Euro6 buses at Busworld Kortrijk 2013

Leading fully automatic transmission manufacturer to showcase Torqmatic® Series transmissions, all new 5th Generation controls for enhanced fuel economy and Allison H 50 EP™ hybrid propulsion system in Hall 2, Stand 202.

KORTRIJK, Belgium, 2th of October 2013 – At Busworld Kortrijk 2013, Allison Transmission will showcase the breadth of its transmission and hybrid technology for buses and coaches, as well as its new and highly advanced 5th Generation transmission control system (5th GEN). Guests to the Allison stand will have the opportunity to view three transmission models including the popular T325R used in 12-meter city buses, the Allison 2000 Series, which is common in midi-buses and coaches with engines up to 172 kW and 705 Nm, and the H 50 EP™, Allison’s two-mode parallel hybrid system suitable for full-sized and artic buses up to 246 kW and 1424 Nm. Allison experts will be available to discuss why more OEMs and customers worldwide are choosing Allison transmissions for buses and coaches of all sizes. (Kortrijk Xpo; Belgium; Oct. 18-23; Hall 2, Stand 202)

Allison will also display the individual components comprising the new 5th GEN controls, which can significantly improve fuel economy and comfort. Designed for easy integration with Euro6 engines and the new generation of global vehicle electrical-electronic architectures, 5th GEN incorporates major advancements and features that deliver flexible and optimal shift strategies for even greater efficiency. Embedded in the 5th GEN control module is a new inclinometer. Its precision and responsiveness improve performance with faster, more accurate shift schedules resulting in further reductions in fuel consumption. This new generation of electronic controls also provides two additional levels of acceleration rate management, offering an even greater ability to improve fuel economy by controlling engine fueling, while moderating aggressive driving practices.

Allison transmissions will also be displayed within buses of Turkish manufacturers Temsa Global and Otokar. Temsa will exhibit its new Euro6 MD9 range of buses equipped with Allison T280R and T325R Torqmatic® Series transmissions. It will show the MD9C coach and intercity bus, the MDLE low-entry bus and the LD intercity model. The versatile T325R transmission is designed for full-sized city and intercity buses, as well as coaches with engines up to 1200 Nm. Otokar plans to show the all new Navigo-U Euro6 midi-bus equipped with an Allison 2100 model.

Proven Hybrid Technology
Allison Transmission is a leader in commercial vehicle hybrid systems. Over 5,600 city buses equipped with the Allison H 40/50 EP™ hybrid systems are operating in 230 cities worldwide. More than 150 of these buses have been operating reliably in Europe since 2006, delivering fuel savings of up to 25 percent.

Hannover’s transport authority, the üstra Hannoversche Verkehrsbetriebe AG, is taking delivery of its third batch of Solaris Urbino 18-meter articulated buses equipped with the Allison H 50 EP™ hybrid system. Since the first bus was placed in service in 2008, üstra has acquired a total of 11 hybrid Urbinos, which transport passengers in the capital of Lower Saxony. Allison hybrid systems have proven to be both environmentally friendly and economical, while providing comfort for drivers and passengers alike.


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 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 2,800 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 www.allisontransmission.com.

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