Noone to launch all new Turas 900
Brian Noone Ltd of Maynooth, Ireland has confirmed that its successor to the Mercedes-Benz Vario based Turas 800 will be introduced at Euro Bus Expo 2014 at the NEC, Birmingham. The Mercedes-Benz Atego based Turas 900 will be exhibited in association with its UK agent Minis to Midis. Described as ‘a radical new design’, it features 33 seats plus courier, cab and saloon air conditioning, double glazing and almost six cubic metres of luggage space. The 9m long body mounted on 9.5tonne chassis will be available with two engine options and will feature ‘easy nearside entry for passengers and crew plus a whole new interior design’. The first delivery will go to Sovereign of Rousdon near Lyme Regis.
Mark Noone said, ‘Free from the constraints of weight associated with the 8.2tonne Vario we have been able to take the 33 seat coach to a whole new level whilst retaining the important attributes of easy entry and low operational costs.’
Speaking for Minis to Midis, Alan White, said, ‘The new design has been well received in individual presentations to customers and we can report pre-launch orders already in double figures.’