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Réseau STAS Renault Agora Standard (S) in Saint-Etienne in November 2009
|Body and chassis|
|Doors||1 door (United Kingdom and Australia)
1, 2, 3 or 4 doors (Europe)
|Engine||Renault MIDR 062045
Iveco Cursor F2B
|Capacity||34 to 75 seated|
186 kW (249 hp) (Renault)
|Transmission||ZF Ecomat 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 1995 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 as the Škoda 24Tr Irisbus and Škoda 25Tr Irisbus.
The range consisted of:
- Standard 12-metre "S" version, available in one-, two- or three-door form
- Articulated 18-metre "L" version in three- or four-door form
- "Line" 12-metre version in one, 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. This version was briefly sold in the United Kingdom, in right hand drive.
- Intercity version called "Moovy" (unveiled in 2003) which was based on the Agora Line.
In Australia, a batch was ordered by King Brothers. Six Northcoast Bus & Coach bodied examples were delivered, however a larger order for Custom Coaches and Australian Bus Manufacturers bodied examples was reneged on and amongst the operators to purchase them were ACTION (20), Baxter's Bus Lines (5), Fearne’s (5) and Thompsons Bus Service (5).
A Articulated (L) Irisbus Agora in Nice in July 2007
A Irisbus Agora Line in Lieusaint in January 2012