Tourliner trio goes to Symphony
Three Neoplan tri-axle 13.2m Tourliners have gone into service with Heathrow based Symphony Coaches. Based on the MAN P20 chassis, each of the coaches is powered by a 480bhp EGR engine coupled to a 12-speed ZF AS-Tronic gearbox and is fitted with 53/55 Kiel seats. Other specifications include an iPod/SatNav station, a Bosh entertainment package, monitors and forward and rear facing cameras. The latest additions are working on operations with several blue-chip customers, a notable one being the Force India Formula One motor racing team. One of the vehicles was acquired using funding through MAN Financial Services.
Symphony Director, Allen Jey, said, ‘We were looking for a luxury tourer that would fit our high executive’ brand. After scouring the market, the Tourliner stood out as the most striking vehicle for our customers and, for us, providing the best all-round package for the business – a comprehensive warranty being an extremely attractive proposition. Although early days, the team at Cordwallis have given us great peace-of-mind – they’ve done a great job so far and, along with the MAN funding, have been very supportive of our young business. Initial feedback from clients has been exceptional, too, with glowing reports on styling and comfort. The Tourliners have received particular praise for offering a smooth and quiet on board experience. We are very happy with the the reaction.’
The coaches were supplied by MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd.