Mitsubishi Rosa Bus
|It could be a few years before this new model starts trickling
through onto the used bus market. There are exciting times ahead when it
does as the specification is way ahead of the current Toyotas and Mazdas.
It also looks really good. We found this one in the new car yard at Murmillumbah
Truck Centre in Northern NSW - (02) 6672 6159. Emails to this company
don't seem to work (trade portal). We liked the way the unit was stored
under cover and thety do encourage test driving the unit. The present one
is white and not quite as spunky as the photo above. Mitsibushi in Australia
are very poorly represented on the Internet in Australia and most photos
here came from Japan. The two photos below are used imports from Japan.
The photo above is the top current model.
- 25 Seater
- Ducted airconditioning is standard
- 121 KW Turbo Diesel
- 5 Speed Manual
- 4 Speed Automatic
- Rack and Pinion Steering
- Cloth or Vinyl Seating
|So far there is very little on the Internet on the Rosa but
you can hire one from Buses
+ 4wd Hire - excellent website. They claim a mileage of 14L/100
kms from an 80 litre tank giving a 400 kms range. This is possibly fairly
accurate as it is not a dealer site. The photo at right below is from their
fleet. Keen motorhome converters could put their name down for when they
sell. Another point worth noting is it already meets the future ADR 68/00
requirements. Buses + 4WD Hire also have the 29 seat Mercedes buses. Now
these are the new shape with an A class type nose! The mileage is an astonishing
13L/100 (turbo/manual) from a 125 litre tank and it is 4 seats wide with
those gorgeous black glass frameless windows - a motorhome builders delight
as it comes standard with ducted air. There is a good picture
on this page.