Horseman Coaches invests £3m in Plaxtons

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Horseman Coaches invests £3m in Plaxtons (L to R) James Horseman and Mark Taylor, ADL’s Regional Sales Manager for London and the South of England shook hands on the deal when the first of the new Leopards was delivered

Horseman Coaches has invested £3m in Plaxton Leopards and Panthers.

The Berkshire-based family operator has taken delivery of two Plaxton Leopards and placed an order for ten Panther Executive coaches that will be delivered during November and December this year. It also puts its 60-strong fleet in a more competitive position as London’s ULEZ comes closer.

The new Leopards are 12.2m, 70-seat, B8R Euro VI models with Volvo DK8 engines and I-Shift transmission. The Panthers will be 12.8m 53-seat luxury executive coaches, complete with parallel lift lockers, kitchenette/servery, fridge, toilets, sophisticated entertainment and eight-camera CCTV systems. They too will be powered by DK8 engines and I-Shift transmissions.

Company Director, James Horseman, said: “These latest vehicles form part of our consistent, on-going programme of investment in fleet improvements and underpin our determination to stay at the forefront of the sector. We have a successful partnership with Plaxton that goes back many years, having bought well over 30 vehicles from them in the past six years alone, including Cheetah, Leopard, Elite and Panther models.”

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