Daewoo Bus unveils Allison- equipped Lestar

New light commercial vehicle utilizes an Allison fully automatic 1000 Series™ transmission

SEOUL, South Korea – Allison Transmission has announced it is supplying fully automatic transmissions for the first time to Daewoo Bus for its light commercial vehicle, the Lestar. Equipped with an Allison 1000 Series transmission, the new 7-metre Lestar now offers the added benefits of an automatic, including ease of driving, decreased costs and Allison’s Continuous Power Technology.

Allison transmissions are an important solution for Lestar operators. Automatics require far less driver training and reduce driver distraction. By allowing both hands to remain on the steering wheel and both eyes to stay focused on the road, an automatic helps drivers avoid the unnecessary stress and fatigue associated with constant gear shifting.

As compared to manual and automated manual transmissions, Allison Automatics have minimum maintenance requirements, meaning less downtime and lower overall maintenance costs. With Continuous Power Technology, vehicles don’t suffer from the typical slower response time-to-throttle cycles seen with manuals or automated manuals. Since more torque is transferred from the engine to the wheels with an Allison, operators can also expect improved efficiency and performance. 

“Allison Transmission is pleased to supply fully automatic transmissions to Daewoo Bus in the light commercial vehicle market place," said Chang-wook (Simon) Kim, managing director of Allison Transmission in Korea. "Thanks to the many benefits our automatic technology, we expect to see increasing popularity for the new Allison-equipped, 7-metre Lestar bus."

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 is a leader in 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 2,700 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 allisontransmission.com.

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Propel Technology                             Allison Transmission Europe
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