In partnership with: Treka 16
ENGINE 2.2-litre Mercedes-Benz OM 651 POWER 140bhp @3,800rpm
EMISSIONS Euro 6 GEARBOX 7G-Tronic seven-speed automatic TYRES 205/75 R16
16 Phoenix Blenheim seats
are fi tted, and the passenger
environment is good
The Treka 16’s nature gives scope for
a wide variety of options, and that’s
often taken advantage of by buyers
AN ACCESSIBLE MINIBUS TO
MEET ALL REQUIREMENTS
There is no shortage of choice in the coachbuilt accessible minibus market.
Treka’s challenger is well-established as the Treka 16
Treka is a name synonymous with
accessible minibuses and the Treka 16 is
standardised on the 5,000kg GVW Sprinter
Treka extends the chassis at the rear;
Mercedes-Benz has audited the process
and work is fully approved. The rear spring
suspension is retained, but it is raised
a little to allow a perfectly fl at fl oor.
With 16 Phoenix Blenheim seats, behind
the last row is a reasonable amount
of space for wheelchair users.
The Sprinter platform is proven beyond
doubt, and particularly with the 7G-Tronic
gearbox, it is simple to drive.
Treka fi ts a comparatively wide body, but
retains the OEM mirrors. They give a very
good view, and vision of conflicting traffi c
at roundabouts and junctions is also good.
Treka does a good job with its coachbuilt
product. It has signifi cant passenger appeal
thanks to an airy saloon, and the driver will
fi nd little to knock where the Mercedes-
Benz contribution is concerned.
Many useful aspects do not jump out
immediately for the driver; instead, they
become evident one by one.
From an operator’s point of view, two
additional things are attractive. Treka
provides seven years’ body
warranty, and retail pricing is keen.
When all of that is taken together with
a highly-standardised assembly process
that is as lean as can be, it’s little surprise
that such major players as Dawsonrentals
and London Hire are among Treka’s loyal
customers. This minibus does what it says
on the tin; no more, no less.
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30 / ROUTEONE.NET 25 JULY 2018