Close Brothers offers StreetLite options

Wrightbus has a new distribution arrangement with Close Brothers Commercial Vehicle Solutions, to further help the acquisition and financing of its StreetLite range.

Under the agreement, Close Brothers has placed an initial stock order for 50 StreetLite buses in 2015.

They will be immediately available for rental and leasing by operators.

The order is for a mix of buses, covering the full range of StreetLite options. It means that all five lengths (8.8m, 9.5m, 10.2m, 10.8m and 11.5m) and emissions standards (Euro 5, Euro 5 micro-hybrid and Euro 6) are available from Close Brothers.

Mike Beagrie, MD of Close Brothers’ Bus and Coach division, says: “This new and exciting collaboration with Wrightbus will enable us to support operators around the country who are seeking immediate delivery of vehicles.

“This is particularly important for those operators who perhaps don’t want to take the step of an outright purchase with the level of capital expenditure this can involve and instead may prefer to look at alternative leasing and flexible rental options.

“The StreetLite is an exceptional vehicle range offering many benefits meeting the needs of today’s operator. In recent years, its fuel consumption performance has made it the bus of choice with national and regional operators alike, and we’re pleased to be working with Wrightbus in this new arrangement.”

Ian Downie, Wrightbus MD for Sales and Customcare, says: “We’re excited to be working with Close Brothers on this exclusive agreement as it will allow us to better meet our customers’ aspirations by offering immediate delivery to suit certain operational requirements.”

Founded in 2002, Close Brothers is now a leading specialist in commercial vehicle rental. It assists operators with vehicle finance solutions, enabling them to get quick and easy access to buses.