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Touring, the first-class way

The Scania Touring remains a hallmark option amongst the various bus and coach brands. The Touring is available in a number of attractive interior designs, and operators can choose between Classic-line and Comfort-line, each with different upholstery and colour options. However, whatever the choice of finishes, passengers will feel they’re travelling ‘first-class’ all the way.

Scania philosophy

“Moving people and changing minds” is Scania’s stated mission regarding their offering of buses and coaches for public transport operators, and long-distance, cross-border and coach operators.

Class and economy do go together

Scania buses and coaches are known for their outstanding operating economy. Each component is engineered to heighten the performance of the vehicle. The vehicles set the highest standards for fuel economy, drivability, road handling, reliability and uptime.

Every bus or coach model can be customised to ensure that operators get the best solution possible for their particular operation – whether in terms of passenger capacity, seating plans, comfort levels or any other key criteria.

Financed for return on investment

Scania Finance offers tailored finance according to customer needs. Through their in-house insurance offering, Scania helps minimise loss by handling damages swiftly and effectively, increasing uptime.

Both finance and insurance solutions are important parts of Scania’s holistic approach and can be integrated with repair and maintenance contracts, and the Scania Assistance package.

Where looks match what’s under the ‘hood’

With its powerfully sculptured exterior, Scania’s versatile coach is designed to meet all the different demands of occasional and regular service. From guided tours in the city to cross-country trips, Scania Touring supports operators over a broad range of transport needs.

The Scania Touring remains a hallmark option amongst the various bus and coach brands.

The Scania Touring coach has a proven, durable body and an advanced chassis design, delivering superior fuel consumption and the highest possible uptime. The Touring is available as a 6×2 configuration with the capacity of 53 or 60 seats. Other configurations are also available on demand, depending on the type of transport requirement.

With the three-axle version operators gain greater load capacity, while still retaining manoeuvrability via the steered tag-axle, which reduces tyre wear. The fully automated gearbox, Opticruise, is standard and optimises fuel consumption and minimises driver abuse.

The luggage compartment is designed to fulfil any need within occasional or regular service. Pneumatic controlled luggage doors open the compartments, making it easier to load and off-load even in tight spaces.

The Scania Touring coach has a proven, durable body and an advanced chassis design

Derived from Scania’s rich heritage of quality and uptime, operators can get full support for their entire vehicle from one single point of contact. From bumper to bumper, all parts, maintenance and repairs are done through Scania’s regional sales and service network. In addition to this, they offer driver training and coaching, tyre maintenance and many other services.

Driver training is provided by professional and experienced instructors at the Scania Driver Training Academy, as they believe continuous training ensures drivers maintain a professional level of competency, including road safety awareness, as well as a broad knowledge in operating a Scania vehicle.

According to Scania, operators can be assured that the company will be “with them throughout their journey”.

Tristan Wiggill
Special Features Editor at Business Fleet Africa