Irisbus Agora

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Irisbus Agora
Irisbus Agora S - Réseau STAS - Saint-Etienne.JPG
Manufacturer Renault, Irisbus
Body and chassis
Doors 2, 3 or 4
Floor type Low-floor

Renault MIDR 062045

Iveco Cursor F2B
Power output

186 kW (249 hp) (Renault)

189 kW (253 hp)-213 kW (286 hp) (Iveco)

Voith DIWA 3-speed automatic

ZF 4-speed automatic
Length 11,990 mm (472.0 in) (Agora S)
Width 2,500 mm (98.4 in)
Height 2,924 mm (115.1 in)
Curb weight 11,380 kg (25,090 lb)

The Irisbus Agora (previously known as Renault Agora, Karosa City Bus or Ikarus Agora) was a low-floor bus designed and built by Renault from 1996 to 2002, date upon which it has been built by Irisbus, firstly a joint-venture with Fiat subsidiary Iveco from 1999, with Iveco engines. It has also been built by Czech-based Karosa under the Citybus name as a diesel-powered bus, and Skoda as a trolleybus in Eastern European markets (Škoda 24Tr Irisbus and Škoda 25Tr Irisbus.

Standard Agora buses have been used by Athens bus operator OASA in two versions: diesel and CNG.

The range consisted of:

  • Standard 12-metre "S" version, available in two- or three-door form
  • Articulated 18-metre "L" version in three- or four-door form
  • "Line" 12-metre version in two- or three-door form (built from 1999). This version is distinct from the standard Agora by its engine layout, which is longitudinally-mounted (under the rear passenger seats) instead of being transverserly mounted in the Agora S and L. That gives the Line version a slightly greater seating capacity and a better fuel economy over the S version.
  • Intercity version called "Moovy" (unveiled in 2003) which was based on the Agora Line.


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