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October 11 2017
By Mel Holley

A former routeone editor, Mel has more than 30 years’ experience in road and rail transport journalism.


Mistral’s financing powers
combine with ADL’s products

The benefits of Mistral’s tie-up with Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and its range of financing solutions were to the fore on Mistral’s stand.

With the door expected to close on Euro 5 derogations for new registrations from 1 March 2018, the duo have taken advantage of the run-out period to continue to provide the market with its non-MMC - what it calls its ‘classic’ model - of the Enviro200 bus.

Aimed at the rental and small operator market, where a saving of £10,000-£15,000 is made by sticking with the less complex Euro 5 technology, buses from a stock build are still available.

Mistral says that its range of financing options, from rental to asset finance and refinancing, enables operators to choose the solution that’s best suited to their needs, either in terms of cash-flow or tax purposes.

Its flexibility extends through to how long an operator might require the vehicle, enabling it to deal with uncertainties - particularly in the tendered market.

On display was an Enviro200 MMC, one of a batch of 54 for Go South Coast with a rear ‘social seating’ arrangement (routeone, News, 4 October), while outside was an example of a ‘classic’ stock vehicle.



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