La Plata Bus Fleet Adds Experience with Allison T270R Transmission

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, September 2021 - Allison Transmission, a leading designer and manufacturer of conventional and electrified vehicle propulsion solutions and the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions for commercial and defense vehicles, makes up more than 40% of Unión Platense bus fleet in La Plata.

Unión Platense is a transport company founded in 1938 that works in 10 urban, interurban and long-distance bus line areas connecting several destinations such as La Plata, Berisso, Ensenada, Magdalena, Ranelagh, Berazategui, Brandsen, San Miguel del Monte, Las Flores, Ranchos, Gral. Belgrano, Azul, Olavarría and Gral. La Madrid.

Union Platense owns a fleet of around 420 units, and more than 40% are equipped with Allison T270R transmissions.

“Driver comfort is essential since the driver is responsible for passengers’ safety and comfort. In fact, automatic transmissions are the best option to reduce a driver’s stress so they can be more focused on driving. Vehicles with Allison transmissions work very well for our urban bus operations, with reduced wear and low maintenance cost, which are essential for our company," said Fernando Assad, fleet manager.

Allison Automatics are unique because the patented torque converter is designed for reduced wear, requiring only periodic fluid and filter changes to ensure outstanding performance. Allison Transmissions are easy to service, getting vehicles back on the road as soon as possible.

The Allison T270 with hydraulic retarder allows for extended brake life, reaching over 100.000km before changing brake pads, reducing downtimes for maintenance and improving company profits.

“Another advantage of the automatics is the elimination of bus downtime for frequent clutch replacements, which also contributes to the increase in the productivity of the fleet,” said Assad.

Sep 29, 2021


Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is a leading designer and manufacturer of vehicle propulsion solutions for commercial and defense vehicles, the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions, and a leader in electrified propulsion systems that Improve the Way the World Works. 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 (tactical wheeled and tracked). Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. With a presence in more than 150 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil, manufacturing facilities in the USA, Hungary and India, as well as global engineering resources, including electrification engineering centers in Indianapolis, Indiana, Auburn Hills, Michigan and London in the United Kingdom. Allison also has more than 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit