The order for Twerenbold features new VDL Euro 6 powertrain
Twerenbold Reisen AG has placed an order with VDL Bus & Coach for 13 Futuras FHD2.
This Swiss coach operator from Baden-Rütihof has been a loyal VDL customer for decades.
“We are very proud of the fact Twerenbold has once again chosen VDL. This is a sign of the confidence Twerenbold has in us. Not only in our products, but also in the VDL organisation”, said Bernard Donzé, director of VDL Bus & Coach (Suisse).
Karim Twerenbold, directors of Twerenbold Reisen AG, said: “The fuel efficient powertrain, low net weight and service-friendliness of the VDL Futura are all beneficial from an operating cost standpoint and therefore contribute positively to our bottom line. The attractive design and spacious interior with the full flat floor are a perfect fit for our comfort requirements. For us, going with VDL again was the logical choice.” The new Futuras for Twerenbold will be delivered in the spring of 2014.
The total order consists of four Futuras equipped to King’s Class speciication and nine Futuras in the Comfort Class. With the King’s Class, which Twerenbold developed itself, the company set high standards for coach travel in Switzerland. King’s Class is distinguished by such features as a luxurious 2+1 seating arrangement and a royal 90cm between seats. They have a length of 12.2m and seating for 30 plus a couriier.
The Comfort Class specification Twerenbold has chosen Futura two-axle coaches with lengths of 12.2 and 12.9m and the Futura three-axle coach with a length of 13.9m – sufficient variance to meet seasonal travel demands.
The complete order for Twerenbold features the new VDL Euro 6 powertrain combining clean exhaust gas emissions with flexibility and a low noise level. Twerenbold specified the DAF Paccar MX-11 320 engine with a 10.8 litre displacement, 320 kW (440bhp) power output and 2100 Nm peak torque. Accompanied by the ZF AS-Tronic gearbox, ride comfort and low fuel consumption are further optimised.
Naturally, Twerenbold considers passenger and driver safety to be of paramount importance, so in addition to the ESC electronic stability program the new Futuras, lane assist and adaptive cruise control (ACC) were included in the specification.
Family-owned Twerenbold Reisen AG was founded in 1895. “Travel in good company” is its
slogan. The company specialises in organising and conducting sightseeing tours but
also focuses on charter transport for smaller groups and day trips. The fleet consists of 60
coaches, 58 of which are VDL models. Twerenbold Reisen AG is part of Twerenbold Reisen
Gruppe. This group also includes Reisebüro Mittelthurgau Fluss- und Kreuzfahrten AG, Imbach Reisen AG and Vögele Reisen AG.