BASE Coach Sales has offered a first glimpse at its newly-developed MOBIpeople Executive Coach.
The Leyland based dealer unveiled the first prototype which has been built for Anthony’s Travel of Runcorn. When arrives in the UK from the MOBIpeople factory in Portugal, it will then head to AD Coach Systems in Congleton to be converted to the operator’s ‘team coach’ specification.
It utilises a MAN RR2 430bhp chassis, but a version with a Scania chassis will also eventually become available.
Up to 57 seats are available with a centre sunken toilet (or 55 with a rear-floor-mounted toilet).
Richard Bamber, Managing Partner at Anthony’s Travel, said, “As a company we are very proud to be the launch customer for the new MOBIpeople coach and of our partnership with BASE Coach Sales.
“Being part of a small working group of operators who contributed to the design of the vehicle was a great experience and this is truly a bespoke product, not a mass-produced vehicle.
“While we are facing the biggest crisis this industry (and indeed the world) has seen in living memory we were determined with BASE to push ahead with this project, as we mustn’t lose sight of planning for the future and not just focusing on today no matter how troubling things are.”
Antonio Catarino, General Manager of MOBIpeople, added, “We have worked closely with BASE and a number of their customers to deliver what we believe to be an excellent balance between attractive styling and class leading functionality.”