Next L8 rises to a challenge

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‘Minibus Experts’ is the strapline with which Indcar styles its coachbuilding mission. It’s certainly a confident marketing appendage – one that begs to be put to a CBW test. In the pursuit of sorting any hubris from hard fact, Ken Mann set out in the company’s Mercedes-Benz Atego-based Next

No offence intended but when a coach manufacturer proffers corporate marketing material bearing a convenient two-word self-appraisal of superior design expertise, it is right that the fruit of that assertion – its product – should become the subject of independent verification.

For the time being, then, let us ignore the indisputable fact that Spanish firm Industrial Carrocera Arbuciense SA – better known by its branding portmanteau of Indcar – can trace its transport manufacturing roots back to 1888. It was formed in that year by Francisco Queralt Roca, who chose a site near Girona to build passenger carriages and stagecoaches.

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