There’s another option open to a host of different possible operators with Scania’s new 57-seat Touring coach now available in Australia.
Just hitting the local market now, Scania tell us the new ready-built offering features a Scania designed 12.3 metre all-steel body, up to nine cubic metres of underfloor luggage capacity, a Scania powertrain and all on a Scania chassis.
There are also all the latest active safety systems including ABS, EBS and electronic stability control.
Advanced Emergency Braking (AEB), adaptive cruise control (Opticruise) and lane departure warning are all on offer as optional extras.
That Scania powertrain includes a Euro 6 compliant 9-litre five-cylinder engine producing 360 hp and mated to either a ZF 6-speed automatic transmission, or 8 speed Opticruise automated gearbox.
Options for Euro 5 and Euro 6, 13-litre 6-cylinder engines with up to 410hp driving through the Scania Opticruise automated gear change transmission are also available.
Seating capacity for the Scania Touring includes options of 49, 53 or 57 seats (plus driver).
Assembled at a Scania facility in China, Scania say the coach boasts exceptional build quality and rugged construction capable of taking on Australia conditions.
Check out more on the production plant in this video:
With stock available now in Australia, Julian Gurney, National Sales Director, Bus and Coach Scania Australia, says the new Touring coach offers somethingthe competition can’t – bumper-to-bumper Scania quality and reliability.
“We have taken driver comfort very seriously so there is a separate factory-fitted air conditioning system for the driver’s station, as well as one for the saloon, while the fully adjustable driving position, low dashboard and ergonomically laid out controls help to reduce fatigue on long runs.
“The Scania Touring is highly cost-effective to run, and supplies will be readily available. It can be also optioned with the latest safety features and can be tailored to meet operators’ specific requirements.”
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