Operator plans to have an all-Euro 6 line-up by 2021 as new coaches are delivered to 48-strong fleet
Alfa Coaches, part of the Alfa Leisureplex Group. has unveiled an update to its livery with the delivery of 10 new Mercedes-Benz Tourismos as part of a fleet replacement programme.
Alfa’s traditional buttermilk and blue scheme is replaced on the new coaches with white paintwork. They have red upholstery with colour-coded E-Leather headrests.
The new 49-seaters form part of Alfa’s commitment to achieving 100% Euro 6 compliance by 2021. They come with the Active Brake Assist 4 (ABA4) safety programme. ABA4 warns the driver of a potential collision and it includes pedestrian detection in a wide radius ahead of the coach.
Says Operations Director Paul Bull: “Since our transition to Mercedes-Benz coaches began in 2011, we have been delighted to offer passengers superior standards of reliability, comfort and quality.
“At an operational level, the adoption of OMNIPlus On telematics on our latest vehicles will ensure maximum fuel efficiency and safety for all on board.”
The new coaches have the 7.7-litre, 350bhp OM 936 engine coupled to the eight-speed Powershift automated manual gearbox. They have replaced 10 older Tourismos dating from 2011 and 2012.
Adds Alfa Leisureplex Group MD Karen Sawbridge: “This order represents a significant investment for us, and it recognises our ongoing commitment to improving the overall holiday experience for our customers. Working with the Mercedes-Benz Coach Sales team at EvoBus (UK), we have been able to tailor our order to suit our business needs.”