NEWS | DIGEST miniplus.co.uk | June 2017 | 7 Coach and Bus UK continues to build Interest remains strong in Coach and Bus UK (CBUK). This year’s leading domestic trade show for PCVs will be held at the NEC Birmingham on 4-5 October, and Polish minicoach and minibus bodybuilder and convertor Auto Cuby is the latest supplier to confirm its presence. Auto Cuby expects to show up to five vehicles, including its Mercedes-Benz Sprinter-based Tourline High Deck, which offers additional luggage space. Additionally, the dedicated miniplus area will showcase other suppliers to the small and medium PCV sector. FOR MORE INFORMATION www.coachandbusuk.com Tourys named Minibus of the Year 2017 Dawsonrentals and Treka flexible The Iveco Daily Tourys has been voted inaugural winner of the International Minibus of the Year award. Commending the Tourys in a number of areas, president of the jury Tom Terjesen says: “The Iveco Daily Tourys combines high-quality bodywork with premium comfort for passengers. “Its driveline, with a strong Euro 6 engine and the best gearbox ever made in this class, makes the journey an experience to remember.” The Tourys’ luggage capacity was also regarded as a positive; Iveco claims that it is best-in-class thanks to a 2.5m drop boot. Sylvain Blaise, Head of Iveco Bus, received the award at May’s FIAA show, held in Madrid. The Tourys joins Iveco’s full-size Magelys coach in being recognised Dawsonrentals and Treka have unveiled a demonstrator minibus that shows operators the level of flexibility that they can offer. The 16-seat, extra-long-wheelbase Mercedes-Benz Sprinter conversion comes with a host of optional extras and is finished in Dawsonrentals’ colours. It includes the PLS Doorsafe device, which prevents passengers from falling out of the rear doors, and super lightweight Phoenix Sirius seats. A four-camera CCTV system is also fitted, including one externally on the nearside, and a large step at the sliding entry door that is big enough for a passenger and an attendant. “The key to this minibus is flexibility,” says Treka Production Director Morgan Clissett. as best in class; the Magelys was named International Coach of the Year in 2016. Says Mr Blaise: “We are very proud that two of our vehicles have been singled out for awards, recognising their quality and value-for-money in the passenger transport sector.” Iveco says that the Tourys offers a “remarkably high level of customer personalisation.” Up to 19 Kiel Touristic seats are fitted and standard on the Tourys are USB charging points, LED interior lights and an Iveco multimedia entertainment system including an LCD monitor. Head of Iveco Bus Sylvain Blaise received the inaugural award at the FIAA show in Madrid Polish builder Auto Cuby will be present at CBUK The accessible minibus comes with many options CMF £2m minis 40 disability, patient, children and school groups will each get a new vehicle after winning part of £2m in the second round of the Community Minibus Fund (CMF). They will follow 300 minibuses funded by the first round of the £25m (CMF). The bidding process was run by the Community Transport Association. Navya growth French company Navya, which is commercialising its automated Arma shuttle, has announced a further four trials worldwide, which will take the number of shuttle currently deployed around the globe to 35. The latest locations for the driverless Arma are in Australia, Japan, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Arriva Mellors Arriva has ordered nine coachbuilt Mellor Strata minibuses, based on Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis, for operation from its Winsford depot. The Stratas will replace larger Optare Solos and have seats trimmed in e-leather, USB charging points and wi-fi. They will carry 22 passengers. Stanford site Stanford Coachworks has launched a website for its Monaco range of high-specification vehicles, which includes luxury Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Vitobased products that the convertor describes as offering “a truly unique travel experience.” It can be found at monacobystanford.co.uk.
miniplus June issue 31
To see the actual publication please follow the link above