New Anadolu Isuzu midi-bus enjoys the comfort of an Allison Automatic
9th February 2021

Turkish OEM, Anadolu Isuzu, has selected the Allison T3270R xFETM fully automatic transmission with integral retarder as an option on its newly-launched Grand Toro midi-bus. Available in Turkey and other European markets, the 8.5-metre, 37-passenger capacity bus is equipped with a Cummins ISB Euro 6 engine that produces 210 HP at 2300 rpm.

Allison’s xFE transmissions feature the latest advances in fuel-saving technology.  Incorporating optimised gear ratios coupled with Allison’s FuelSense® Max package, xFE transmissions have been designed to deliver significantly more lock-up operations and operate at lower engine speeds in long distances for further fuel economy. Thanks to xFE technology, fuel efficiency is improved by achieving smooth shifting in the most efficient speed range. xFE technology improves fuel economy with the neutral-at-stop feature by automatically shifting to neutral when the vehicle is stopped.

Allison’s torque converter smoothly increases engine torque and transmits more power to the wheels. Allison’s patented Continuous Power Technology™ offers superior acceleration and high maneuverability through smooth full-power shifts.

“Our long-standing cooperation with Anadolu Isuzu continues with the new 8.5m Grand Toro midi-bus. Midi-bus segment vehicles can be used for multiple purposes thanks to their superior manoeuvrability in narrow streets, on slopes and also in historical areas where buses must cope with road congestion. Popular with tourist and airport operations, they offer superior comfort for passengers on long trips. In line with the enhanced features of the Grand Toro, we believe that the Allison T3270R xFE fully automatic transmission with integral retarder option will be in demand in both domestic and international markets thanks to Allison’s proven success in this segment” said Meltem Darakcı, Sales Manager of Allison Transmission Turkey. 

Anadolu Isuzu is a joint venture based in Istanbul between Anadolu Group, Isuzu Motors Co., Ltd., Itochu Co. and HICOM. The left-hand drive Grand Toro is not sold into the UK.

Image – © Anadolu Isuzu. The Grand Toro midi-bus is available with the Allison T3270R xFETM fully automatic transmission equipped with integral retarder.

Image – © Allison Transmission. The Allison T3270R xFETM improves travel comfort in start-stop traffic in cities thanks to its smooth shifting. Control of the vehicle is improved by the integral retarder system. Moreover, the driver can focus on the road ahead without being distracted during shifting

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 medium- and heavy-tactical U.S. defense vehicles, as well as a supplier of commercial vehicle propulsion solutions, including electric hybrid and fully electric propulsion systems. Allison products are used in a wide variety of applications, including on-highway trucks (distribution, refuse, construction, fire and emergency), buses (school, transit and coach), motorhomes, off-highway vehicles and equipment (energy, mining and construction applications) and defense vehicles (wheeled and tracked). Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. 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 1,500 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit