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Twerenbold Reisen AG of Switzerland also chooses VDL Futura for Euro 6 era

Twerenbold Reisen AG has placed an order with VDL Bus & Coach for 13 Futuras FHD2. This Swiss coach operator from Baden-Rütihof has been a loyal VDL customer for decades. “We are very proud of the fact that Twerenbold has once again chosen VDL. This is a sign of the confidence Twerenbold has in us. Not only in our products, but also in the VDL organization”, said Bernard Donzé, director of VDL Bus & Coach (Suisse).
Karim Twerenbold, member of the board of directors of Twerenbold Reisen AG: “The fuel-efficient powertrain, low net weight and service-friendliness of the VDL Futura are all beneficial from an operating cost standpoint and therefore contribute positively to our bottom line. The attractive design and spacious interior with the full flat floor are a perfect fit for our comfort requirements. For us, going with VDL again was the logical choice.” The new Futuras for Twerenbold will be delivered in the spring of 2014.

Comfort Class and King's Class
The total order consists of 4 Futuras fitted out in the King's Class and 9 Futuras in the Comfort Class. With the King's Class, which Twerenbold developed itself, the company sets the standard for coach travel in Switzerland. This King's Class is distinguished by such features as a luxurious 2+1 seating arrangement and a royal 90 cm between seats. The King's Class Futuras have a length of 12.2 metres and seating for 30+1+1.

For the vehicles with the Comfort Class specification Twerenbold has chosen Futura 2-axle coaches with lengths of 12.2 and 12.9 metres and the Futura 3-axle coach with a length of 13.9 metres. With this vehicle mix Twerenbold can optimally meet travel demand throughout the various seasons.





Clean and safe
The complete order for Twerenbold will be delivered with the new VDL Euro 6 powertrain that combines clean exhaust gas emissions with flexibility and a low noise level. From the Euro 6 generation of DAF engines Twerenbold has chosen the MX-11 320 engine with a 10.8 litre displacement, 320 kW (440 hp) power output and 2100 Nm peak torque. Accompanied by the ZF AS-Tronic gearbox, ride comfort and low fuel consumption are further optimized.

Naturally, Twerenbold considers passenger and driver safety to be of paramount importance, so in addition to the ESC electronic stability program the new Futuras for Twerenbold are also equipped with lane assist and adaptive cruise control (ACC).

Twerenbold Reisen AG
Family company Twerenbold Reisen AG was founded in 1895. “Travel in good company” is their slogan. The company is primarily specialized in organizing and conducting sightseeing tours but also focuses on charter transport for smaller groups and day trips. The fleet consists of 60 coaches, 58 of which are VDL models. Twerenbold Reisen AG is part of Twerenbold Reisen Gruppe. This group also includes Reisebüro Mittelthurgau Fluss- und Kreuzfahrten AG, Imbach Reisen AG and Vögele Reisen AG.

Valkenswaard, December 2013


VDL Bus & Coach bv
Marleen van Zeeland
Communications
+31 (0)40 208 44 14
m.van.zeeland@vdlbuscoach.com

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