City Circle back for ten TopClass Setras
London based premium tour operator City Circle has returned to Setra for its 2008 intake of new high specification coaches. Ten Setra TopClass S415 HDs are joining the fleet ready for the company’s summer programme of tours throughout the United Kingdom and Europe as well as in the capital itself. Nine will carry City Circle branding whilst the tenth vehicle will be dedicated to the Kuoni tour operation and carry their distinctive colour scheme.
City Circle Managing Director Neil Pegg is delighted to return to the Setra brand, ‘As one of London’s premier operators, the Setra S415 HD is the perfect product for us. It enables us to set the highest standards for our clients and means their reactions are always very positive when they travel with us. I am particularly impressed with the quality and finish of the new coaches which is a credit to the production team at the factory and also the preparation team at EvoBus’ Service Centre in Coventry!’
Handing over the first four vehicles of the order to City Circle, Mike Beagrie, General Manager – Setra Sales at Evobus commented, ‘we are delighted to see City Circle return for more Setra TopClass S415 HDs. We see this as not only endorsement of the design and build quality but also the strength of our UK and international network of service partners which continues to grow. City Circle are a key reference customer in the UK and it is great to know that the first thing many visitors to the UK will see on arriving at Heathrow is an immaculate Setra TopClass waiting to whisk them to their destination’
City Circle’s new vehicles for 2008 are 12m Setra S415 HD Top Class models featuring the Mercedes-Benz OM 457 LA 428hp Euro 4 engine and ZF AS-Tronic automatic gearbox. Euro 4 is achieved through Setra’s Blue-Tec SCR technology. Drivers will benefit from the specification of cruise control and satellite navigation and are supported by a range of safety features including ESP, Brake Assist and EBS. The vehicles’ external appearance is enhanced by the specification of Alcoa ‘Staybrite’ wheels.
The fully integral vehicles feature 49 red leather and grey moquette trimmed Ambiente reclining seats with seat belts, full carpeting throughout, centre sunken toilet, central servery with coffee machine and percolators, integrated Setra TopAir climate control air conditioning, Webasto heating and a Coach 2000 professional multi-media system including CD, DVD and public address system with two 15” LCD drop down monitors. Interior cleaning will be facilitated by the built in ‘Smart Hoover’ system.
City Circle, established in 1999 and owned by Japan’s largest travel agency, JTB, will operate the new Setras in London, as part of its 35 vehicle fleet based in the English and Scottish capitals, on high quality tour work focused on incoming tourists to the UK.
The ten new Setras for City Circle were supplied by Setra Coach Sales.
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