STIA buses and coaches
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On the following pages series of STIA buses and coaches….just click on the pictures!
right:
coaches 1987-2010

below:
buses 1987-2010

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IVECO AP160
1987-2000
Mercedes-Benz OHL
1995-2005 (part 1)
Mercedes-Benz OHL 1995-2005 (part 2)
Irisbus EuroRider
2000-2010 (high)
Irisbus EuroRider
2000-2010 (low)
Mercedes-Benz O500
2005-2010
IVECO AP160
1987-2000 (part 1)
IVECO AP160
1987-2000 (part 2)
Ikarus 283.20
1997-2004 (part 1)
Ikarus 283.20
1997-2004 (part 2)
IVECO ER 26
2000-2006
IVECO ER 27
2005-2010
Mercedes O500MA
2007-2010

left: 1974-1986

right: small buses

Van Hool coach
1974-1986
FIAT 418
1970-1986
FIAT 428
197x-1986
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FIAT
198x
IVECO
199x
IVECO Daily
200x
Tunisia’s oldest bus builder is STIA, Société Tunisienne d’Industrie Automobile, which was founded in 1961 as a state enterprise. From 1964 to 1973 the company assembled imported CKD-vehicles. From 1974 to 1986 two Van Hool licenced coach and bus bodies were produced and from 1987 onwards STIA also built its own models though until 2000 the two basic models were still the old Van Hool-designs. Between 1983 and ca 1986 the FIAT 370 coach was imported from Italy and probably finished by STIA as it was also badged as STIA. Between 1988 and 1993 STIA assembled 292 Ikarus 280 articulated buses (see imported vehicles page) and from 1997-2004 435 Ikarus 283 articulated chassis were bodied. Around 1995 an agreement with Mercedes-Benz resulted in a new coach using a Gangloff body. The Mercedes coaches, with a new body model by 2005, were destined at private coach operators. For the government bus operators buses and coaches were built on IVECO, later Irisbus, chassis. Until around 2000 this was the sturdy AP160, from around 2000 the EuroRider. Only around 2007 some buses were built on articulated Mercedes-Benz Brasil chassis. By 2005 the Tunisian government started a privatisation proces which in 2009 led to the sale of STIA to the Marbrouk group which changed the company name to ICAR, Société les Industries de Carrossage Automobile. Being a state enterpirse STIA’s main clients have long been the government bus operators. Only around 1995 the private coach market, then dominated by SETCAR on Volvo and to a lesser extend Mercedes-Benz chassis, was entered trough the collaboration with Mercedes-Benz and Gangloff.
Models:
1974-1986:
FIAT (and other?) -Van Hool/STIA coach
FIAT 418 -Van Hool/STIA bus
FIAT 428 -Van Hool/STIA articulated bus
FIAT 370 -FIAT coach, imported but also STIA badge, 1983-1986 (see imported vehicles page)
1987-2010 primarily for government bus companies:
IVECO AP160 -STIA coach (1987-2000)
IVECO AP160 -STIA bus (1987-2000)
Ikarus 280 articulated bus (1988-1993) (assembly CKD units, see imported vehicles page)
Ikarus 283 -STIA articulated bus (1998-2004)
IVECO Eurorider 26 -STIA bus (2000-2005)
IVECO Eurorider 26/27 -STIA bus new model (2006-2009)
Mercedes-Benz O500MA -STIA articulated bus new model (2007-2009)
IVECO Eurorider 27/29 -STIA coach (2000-2010, low and high model)
1995-2010 coaches for the private operator market
Mercedes-Benz OHL -STIA (1995-2005) Gangloff licence/assemby
Mercedes-benz O500 -STIA (2005-2010)
Midibuses
Small buses on FIAT/IVECO bases are known from the 1980’s through the 2000’s.

 

 

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