First ever Kenyan assembled Mercedes Benz buses unveiled


Daimler Buses and its regional sales partner DT Dobie have launched the first bus models that were assembled in Nairobi. The chassis on the buses however, are made in India and Brazil.

The newly launched bus models differ from the ones currently on Kenyan roads in that they’re built on bus chassis instead of truck chassis which majority of buses on Kenyan roads are built from. The buses come in two models; Mercedes-Benz (MB) 917 and Mercedes-Benz (MB) 1730.

The MB 917 Bus is ideal for commuter and short haul journeys and offers room for up to 37 passengers, the other bus, MB 1730, is made for long distance travel and seats up to 60 persons. MB 917 and 1730 have engines fitted with an output of 170 and 300 horsepower respectively.

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