The Scania Touring, the first models of which were launched across a number of European markets in 2009, is to be launched in the UK. .
Using Scania’s fuel-efficient 410hp SCR-only Euro 6 engine, the first examples will arrive in the country towards the end of this year. To be priced around 250,000 it will be available as a 13.7m, with 57 Kiel Avance seats and a toilet.
The Scania Touring is assembled on a dedicated production line in Chinese coach and bus builder Higer’s factory.
This enables Scania to maintain full control of all manufacturing and quality aspects. â€œThe Scania Touring is a versatile, high quality, comfortable and quiet vehicle which is equally at home in the city or on long distance touring,â€ says Tony Tomsett, Bus, Coach and Engine Sales Director for Scania (Great Britain) Limited.
â€œFurthermore, the fact that this is a fully-built-up Scania product means that customers will benefit from a single point of contact when it comes to aftersales requirements. As such, we are confident the Scania Touring will soon establish itself as a firm favourite with Great Britain’s coach operators.â€
The coach is pitched below the more upmarket OmniExpress, which remains available in two and three-axle versions.
Adds Mr Tomsett: â€œWe’ve already got significant interest in the Scania Touring and we know there will be a fight for the first ones when they come into the country later this year.â€