Mellor Strata to make EU show debut at Kortrijk

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The Strata is one of the vehicles which Mellor is looking to export to European markets

Mellor’s Strata low floor bus is to make its European debut at Busworld Kortrijk from October 20 – 25.

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter-based coachbuilt vehicle was engineered with the oversight and approval of Mercedes-Benz. Currently, the only low floor Sprinter products available in the UK utilise the Sprinter van body to create a passenger saloon with 2+1 seating and a single wheelchair space. Mellor has instead engineered an entirely new body, ensuring it can provide 2+2 seating and a much larger low floor section in which two wheelchairs can be accommodated.

John Randerson, Managing Director of Mellor, said: “When engineering the Strata, we wanted to find a solution to the limits of van based conversions using the Sprinter’s robust and durable drivetrain, and avoid creating a carbon copy of existing low floor van derived Sprinter small buses.

“The Strata is a bus with its own, unique features. The van based products have 2+1 seating and a single wheelchair space, but skilled coachbuilding allows us to achieve 2+2 seating and two wheelchair spaces, with capacity for as many as 22 passengers.”

The Strata LF will be appearing on stand number 919A in hall 9 at Busworld Europe, Kortrijk – 20 – 25 October 2017.