Every year, Yutong buses totally run 43,000,000,000 kilometers and carry
☺Along with the economic development of African countries, the demands of African customers are becoming more diverse and rational, rather than blindly pursuing low prices. What opportunities and challenges will this bring to Yutong’s business in the African market?
Yutong, as the leader of China’s bus industry, owns the world’s largest manufacturing base of buses and coaches. It is capable to provide quality buses and trusted services to the African market and is willing to cooperate sincerely with the developing Africa and go forward hand in hand.
☺Compared with the former ZK6116D, what kind of improvement has been conducted on the newly launched ZK6120D1 in terms of technology, technique and riding experience?
ZK6120D1 is a new product developed by Yutong according to the African regulations, road conditions and usage characteristics, which is the upgraded product of ZK6116D, the latter has been sold in African market for many years. ZK6120D1 adopts the latest research achievements of the international bus industry in terms of technology, technique and riding experience, so we are optimistic about its market prospects.
☺Could you talk about the current order situation of ZK6120D1 and analyze the future market prospects?
ZK6120D1 is a product tailored for the African market. While doing the market investigation for the product development, many customers have showed their great interest in the bus, and some even made the down payment to order the bus when it was still in trial production. At represent, the order situation is pretty good. We are confident that it will become Yutong’s new bestseller in Africa following the ZK6116D.
☺ZK6120D1 has two versions: luxury and economical. Could you briefly introduce the difference between the two versions regarding the design and functions and what kind of customers they are suitable for?
The main difference between the luxury and economical versions is the interiors. The interiors of the luxury version is deluxe, magnificent and comfortable, which are suitable for tourism and high-end passenger transport and commuters while the interiors of economical version is simple, economical and low-profile, which are suitable for ordinary passenger transport and commuters.
☺How is the situation of Yutong’s spare parts supply and services look like currently and what have been done for the launch of ZK6120D1?
Since last year, we have already started the preparatory work for launching the ZK6120D1. It mainly included the spare parts reserve in the local market, training of technical support, increase of service people, as well as improving the service capability of local service providers, so as to provide the optimal guarantee for ZK6120D1.