Beijing Auto Show Live: FAW Schoolbus Concept
Published on April 29, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
FAW is not only one of the biggest passenger car makers in China but also one of the biggest in trucks and buses. Actually it all started with a truck at FAW, a beautifull machine called the Jiefang, which means Liberation, in 1956.
FAW brought a few trucks and buses to a boot outside the main hall and this schoolbus-concept looked very nice. It is meant to show that FAW can do more with a bus than just building the normal flat nosed vehicles. Children in China don’t go to school by bus but maybe one day FAW can export some to America.
Size: 9030x2430x3100, wheelbase is 5500, weight is 6408kg. It can carry 37+1 driver + 1 tourguide/teacher. Engine is a 4-cilinder 4-litre diesel with 118kw@2500rpm and 580nm@1500rpm. Transmission: 6 speed auto. Top speed: 104km/h. Fuel tank: 150 litre, range: 900km. As one could guess from the specs this concept is not a concept in a very conceptual stage. FAW is seriously considering production of the vehicle, but sadly without all the funny schoolbus-stuff:
Note the hahaha-owl pattern on the seats.
Cleaning lady really liked the FAW Schoolbus.