Last Setra goes to Talisman Coach Lines

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The last Setra is a landmark vehicle for the Essex operator
The last Setra is a landmark vehicle for the Essex operator

The last Setra to be built for the UK, a 53-seater S416 GT-HD tri-axle, has been acquired by Talisman Coach Lines.

Talisman is no stranger to Setra products, as the company has operated 24 Setra coaches over the years, and currently runs an S415 GT-HD 49-seater and four of the S416 GT-HDs.

Jonathan Prime, General Manager of Coach Sales at Coventry-based dealership Evobus UK, said: “As one of our long-standing customers, it is very fitting that Talisman Coach Lines took delivery of the last new Setra 416 GT-HD in right hand drive. It heralds a milestone for both companies.”

The Setra has a centre toilet and two 19-inch monitors, all powered by a Mercedes-Benz OM 457 LA 315 kW Euro 5 engine and a Mercedes-Benz GO 240-8 eightspeed PowerShift gearbox. A range of safety systems offer support to drivers, including Traction Control with ESP, EBS and Brake Assist.