Shearings Group places the UK’s largest order for Tourismos

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An artist’s impression of the new Touismo coaches on order for Shearings
An artist’s impression of the new Touismo coaches on order for Shearings

New order for 46 coaches breaks Shearings’ previous record Tourismo order which was delivered in March 2015

In March 2015 Shearings Group took delivery of 38 Tourismo coaches built to its own unique specification; it was the largest order of Tourismos ever placed in the UK market.

Now, EvoBus UK has announced that Shearings Group has stayed loyal to Mercedes-Benz, by placing an even larger order for 46 Tourismo coaches. All of the vehicles will be supplied by Mercedes-Benz Coach Sales at EvoBus (UK).

The new Tourismos, due to be delivered for the 2016 spring season, will be built to a unique specification. 16 of the new vehicles will join National Holidays fleet, while the remaining 30 will join the Shearings Holidays fleet.

Denis Wormwell, Shearings Group Chief Executive, commented: “We are delighted to confirm this new order with EvoBus.

“The Euro 6 Tourismo coaches delivered last year have performed to exceptionally high standards, helping us to provide the very best holiday experience to our customers.” Jonathan Prime, General Manager for Mercedes-Benz Coach Sales in the UK, added: “The Tourismos delivered at the start of last year have already proven themselves to be exceptional in terms of performance, quality and reliability.

“This incredible new order for 46 more Tourismos will strengthen the relationship between Mercedes-Benz and the Shearings Group, which we hope will be a long and fruitful one.” The 46 new Tourismos will feature an array of luxury features, such as full air conditioning, arm rests, foot rests and dual 19” monitors paired with professional BOSCH audio/visual entertainment systems.

Power to all 46 of the new Tourismos is delivered by the Mercedes-Benz OM 470 engine. A comprehensive set of safety specifications including an advanced electronic braking system, lane departure warning system and an electronic stability control programme ensure that both the driver and passengers travel in safety.