Hyundai Aero City

The Hyundai Aero City (hangul:현대 에어로시티) is a heavy-duty single-decker bus manufactured by the truck & bus division of Hyundai. It was introduced in 1991. It primarily used as a city bus and an intercity bus as either a complete bus or a bus chassis. It is distinguishable by a front 'Aero City' badge, but the common Hyundai badge is usually on the rear. The model's principal competitors is the Daewoo BS106 Royal City, but it also competed against the now-discontinued Kia AM bus series (originally Asia AM).

Hyundai Aero City
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Overview
ManufacturerHyundai
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
Also calledHyundai Super Aero City
Production1991–present
AssemblyWanju, South Korea
DesignerMitsubishi Fuso (1991-1994), Hyundai Motor Company Design Center (1994-present)
Body and chassis
ClassComplete bus
Bus chassis
Body styleSingle-decker bus
PlatformMitsubishi Fuso Aero Star (1991-1994)
Hyundai Bus Chassis (1994-present)
Doors1 door or 2 doors
Floor typeLow-entry
Step entrance
RelatedHyundai Global 900, Bering Aero City, Bering Global 900
Powertrain
EngineHyundai C6AF, D6AE, C6AC, D6HA, D6AV, D6AB-d
TransmissionHyundai or Mitsubishi Fuso (manual)
ZF or Allison (automatic)
Dimensions
Length10955mm
Width2490mm
Height3180mm (3200mm with air-conditioning)
Chronology
PredecessorHyundai RB

First Generation (CY) 1991-2000Edit

The Aero City was launched as the successor to Hyundai RB, it is built on the Mitsubishi Fuso Aero Star chassis until 1994.

Aero City 520L

It's was produced from 1991 to 1994 with the wheelbase of 20cm shorter than the Aero City 540.

Aero City 520SL

The 520SL is produced from 1991 until 1995 with low ground clearance than the 520 and 520L.

Aero City 540

 
Hyundai Aero City 540

The 540 became available from 1991 to 2000 as a Intercity/City bus, in late 1997 the 280 horsepower D6AB was available.

Aero City 540L

The 540L is the same as the 540 with D6AB engine and an 8-pin Front and Rear wheel design.

Aero City 540SL

 
Aero City 540SL

The 540SL is Low Ground Clearance than the 540 and 540SL.

Super Aero City (2000-2004)Edit

The Super Aero City was launched in 2000 as successor to the Aero City 540/540L/540SL with three engine options, the diesel version is powered by D6AB still producing 280 horsepower and the Naturally Aspirated D6AV producing 235 horsepower, while the CNG version is powered by C6AB producing 290 horsepower

Super Aero City L

The Super Aero City L has the interior elements from the Aero City 540L

Super Aero City SL

 
Super Aero City SL

Like the Super Aero City L, the Super Aero City SL has the interior elements from the Aero City 540SL, the Super Aero City SL is only offered in Diesel powertrain.

New Super Aero City (November 2004-January 2008)

The New Super Aero City was launched in 2005 and it's offered in Diesel or CNG

New Super Aero City L

 
New Super Aero City L CNG Natural Gas Bus

The New Super Aero City L has integrated rear lamps and protective partitions installed in the driver's seat.

New Super Aero City SL

The Super Aero City SL is produced between December 2004 to early 2006 with a lot of interior and exterior changes such as integrated rear lamps, fixed driver's side view mirror.

New Super Aero City Low Floor

 
New Super Aero City Low Floor

The Low Floor version of the Super Aero City was launched in 2005, CNG and automatic transmission is standard.

New Super Aero City Facelift (February 2008-Present)Edit

 
New Super Aero City Facelift
 
New Super Aero City Facelift L

The New Super Aero City was launched in 2005 with it's facelift similar to the Hyundai Universe. The CD type audio system and MP3 player was added in 2010, the air suspension is now added as an option in 2012, in 2015 the Inline-six H310 Euro 6 Diesel engine is introduced.

ModelsEdit

The Aero City was built on the Mitsubishi Fuso bus chassis until 1994, when Hyundai created its own bus chassis. The Aero City has been produced under many different names. The current models include:

  • New Super Aero City F/L (restyled): manufactured since late 2007. Also available in L model.
  • New Super Aero City low floor F/L (restyled): long wheelbase with handicapped entry, manufactured since 2008; uses Allison or ZF transmission.
  • UniCity: a variant of the New Super Aero City F/L with coach elements. Manufactured since late 2011.
  • BlueCity: a CNG-electric hybrid variant of the New Super Aero City low floor F/L. Manufactured since late 2011.
  • GreenCity: a shorter variant of the New Super Aero City F/L.
  • ElecCity: Electric bus variant with Pure electric and Fuel Cell, in production since 2017.

Past models include:

  • Aero City 520/540: built on the Mitsubishi Fuso Aero Star chassis from 1991 to 1994.
  • Aero City 520/540/540L/540SL (new model): built on Hyundai's own chassis, manufactured from 1994 to 2001. Also available in L and SL models (L and SL models have a slightly lower decked floor).
  • Super Aero City: manufactured from 2000 to 2004. Also available in L and SL models.
  • Super Aero City low floor: long wheelbase with handicapped entry, manufactured in 2004; uses Allison or ZF transmission.
  • New Super Aero City: manufactured from 2005 to 2007. Also available in L model.
  • New Super Aero City low floor: long wheelbase with handicapped entry, manufactured from 2005 to 2008; uses Allison or ZF transmission.
  • Global 900: a shorter version of the Super Aero City and New Super Aero City.

See alsoEdit