Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Live - From Coach & Bus Live

Coach & bus Live opens today at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. The two day show features over 200 sector leading exhibitors and offers everything needed to successfully operate a passenger-carrying fleet – from the latest vehicles, accessories and workshop equipment, to IT solutions and essential business services.

Alexander Dennis (ADL) is exhibiting a wide range of modern, fuel-efficient bus and coach products at Coach & Bus Live 2015, including revolutionary new vehicles powered by next-generation technology.  ADL’s exhibits will further enhance their reputation as the industry leader in terms of offering multiple low and zero-emission vehicles (stand H20).
At this year’s show, the stand from Arriva Bus and Coach is filled with new products.  They’ll be exhibiting a Van Hool EX 16H, Temsa MD9 and Temsa Safari HD Euro 6, along with a Van Hool TX model in the outdoor display area (stand A7).
Minis to Midis is displaying two examples of the now fully-productionised, ground-breaking Noone Turas 900 (with unique nearside entry for passengers and crew), alongside a high specification Turas 700 that is proving popular as a 29-seat Vario replacement.  Also showing: two top specification Sprinter-based Turas 500 models, one of which is a totally new 7.7 metres variant (stand M3).
New products from Moseley include the Sitcar Voyager and Indcar Next midi-coaches, MAN Beulas Mythos Super High 13.7m coach, a DAF engined Van Hool – which is new to the product range for 2016, and a VDL Futura2 13.1m luxury coach (stand K1).
Irizar UK will be exhibiting coaches for every occasion at this year’s Coach & Bus Live – the iconic i6 in two variants including the ground-breaking 13.2-metre tri-axle, plus a 70-seat i4 low-height.  Showcasing a range of new fabrics and options, the three vehicles – two of which will be on the Irizar UK stand – demonstrate that Irizar can create Integral coaches whether you need a midi-sized 10.8-metre or a 57-seat, two-axle tourer.  The versatile 70-seat i4 will be in the outside exhibition area, while Irizar UK’s usual stand – C1, to the left of the entrance to the show – will be dominated by the 13.2-metre i6 and the very popular 12.9-metre (stand C1).

UNVI Bus and Coach is exhibiting five vehicles at this year’s show.  These include two Voyager GTs, which have undergone revisions since the prototype launch.  The first is the 34-seat 4.2M2 with 700kg weight capacity, the second is the 19 VIP.  Both have power ratings of 230hp and automated gearboxes, ensuring plenty of smooth power (stand B30).
Nu-Track is launching the ‘City Dash’, the first of their new low floor buses, at this year’s show.  The vehicle is based on a Fiat Ducato chassis, with 16 seated passengers and the ability to accommodate up to 4 wheelchairs (stand E9.8).
Connaught PSV is exhibiting a 36-seat Atego 1224L Ferqui F5, the new Extended Soroco DL (with 16 seats and 2 tables), and a 16-seat Standard Soroco S3 with large boot.  Plus, brand new to the UK for 2016, the Ferqui Sunrise in 33-seat format on the Iveco 70C17 chassis (stand A5).
Starline Limo Bus is exhibiting two Starline Limo Buses from its latest collection, highlighting the impressive features that the vehicles sport both inside and under the bonnet.  Made from Mercedes Sprinters, these bespoke buses are IVA (Individual Vehicle Approval) tested (stand A25).
Dawsonrentals bus and coach is displaying the new Plaxton Cheetah XL and the popular Mercedes Tourismo executive coach.  There will also be a VW Transporter Camper van on show, which attendees can win for a weekend (stand J31).