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Being a company in an Alpine country, HESS is well aware of the demands that steep and hilly areas place on vehicles. In 1919, in other words about a century ago, HESS produced the first «Car Alpin». Constant further development of the HESS long-distance buses resulted in the LowEntry bus series «SwissAlpin» of today. With its short and especially narrow dimensions it is the perfect solution on challenging terrain. Narrow roads with hairpin bends, steep slopes, bad road surfaces or extreme weather conditions – nothing will get in the way of this climber. With its powerful engine, 22.5” tyres and exceptional manoeuvrability the SwissAlpin is really impressive. In addition, it features outstanding panoramic glazing on the roof of the rear area, which is an optional extra, and highly recommended, especially in areas which are attractive to tourists.


  • Maximum manoeuvrability
  • 2.4 m width
  • Quick and easy to get on and off (kneeling function)
  • Generous seating arrangement, spacious standing room and large special-use area
  • High-torque Scania engine
  • Low running costs thanks to the robust drive train (22.5” tyres)
  • Highest levels of corrosion resistance thanks to the aluminium construction
  • Roof with panoramic glazing for an optimum view (optional)