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New trend setter from Ashok Leyland Family introduced with modern technology to meet the global demands. Within a decade of its introduction 12M front engine bus has captured one fourth of MDV Bus Business in the country.

12M Front Engine Bus which meets the needs of all stakeholders

  • Operator: Profitable reliable partner by increasing revenue reducing operating cost
  • Driver: User friendly cockpit area ensures confident and comfortable drive
  • Passenger: Comfortable and tireless journey at an affordable cost


Bigger the better

Longest in its category offering choice of more legroom or higher seating capacity which ensures higher returns for the operator. Power packed drive train improves turnaround time and increases number of trips & revenue. Modern heavy-duty aggregates with longer maintenance intervals reduces operational cost.

Safe and comfortable Journey

12M offers best-in-class comfort for the passenger with a choice of Full Air Suspension and direct drive for AC. Properly packaged EATS and other aggregates gives additional space for convenient storage of luggage. Electromagnetic retarder ensures jerk free braking and reduced stopping distance for a safe & secured journey.

Comfort and precise Driving

Ergonomically designed drivers area ensures drivers are fatigue free and make more trips. Air assisted hydraulic clutch combined with pendant pedal and smooth cable gear shift system helps in changing speed with ease against the demanding road condition. Reduced turning circle diameter enables drivers to take precise turns and maneuver the bus through all traffic conditions.

Technical Specifications

Model TF2012.0T6R
Engine H Series, 6 Cylinder Diesel CRS BS VI
Maximum power 147kW (197hp) @2400 rpm
Maximum torque 700Nm @ 1200-1900 rpm
Clutch 380mm dia. diaphragm type with air assisted hydraulic actuation
Transmission 6 speed synchromesh with overdrive, Cable shift system
Front Suspension Rubber ended leaf spring / Air suspension
Rear Suspension Rubber ended leaf spring/ Air suspension
Steering Integral power assisted, Tilt & Telescopic option
Rear axle Fully floating single reduction hypoid
Brakes Full air brakes dual line ‘S’-cam with ABS, Front disc option
Tyres 295/80 R 22.5 - 16 PR tubeless
Electricals 24V - 150Ah /200 Ah (EMR Variant) Battery 85A / 100 A (AC Variant) Alternator
Fuel Tank 350 L, aluminized steel tank
Auxiliary Brake Exhaust brake, Electro Magnetic Retarder option
AC Provision for direct drive AC
DEF Tank 24 Litres
Major Dimensions
Wheel base (mm) 6000
Front overhang (mm) 2245
Rear overhang (mm) 3500
Overall length (mm) 11745
GVW (kg) 16200
Indicative Seating Capacity 2X2 - 45+D Push Back | 2X2 - 37+D Push Back with Calf support | 2X1 - 30+D Sleeper