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Slim coachwork ensures the i-City Max is easy to manoeuvre on the most rural of routes. CRAIG GEORGE











Craig George gets his hands on the newest addition to the growing Ilesbus range: the low-floor i-City Max. He tells us how it compared to his fleet of Mercedes-Benz Sprinters when he put it in service.

Last time Leon Fear drove in to our yard, it was amid the worst storm of 2021. We watched in, ahem, fear, as the man himself drove our brand new Ilesbus i-City 20 through the gates just as the hinges gave way in gale force winds. If you were to tell me that dedication was his middle name, I’d certainly believe you, as this was his third visit to Cornwall in a week. On this occasion the purpose was to deliver the brand new Ilesbus i-City Max demonstrator to us so we could give it a thorough and comprehensive trial on our challenging local bus network around Falmouth.

The i-City Max is the latest in a burgeoning range of PSVAR compliant vehicles from Turkish family-owned coachbuilder and converter Ilesbus, and sold by Ilesbus UK; the South-Wales based dealership. It is available as both a 25 and 31-seat vehicle, with the 25-seat variant having a shorter rear overhang.

First Impressions

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