Van Hool launches next generation coach range

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The new coach range has redesigned mirrors as standard, with a camera system available as an option. VAN HOOL

Van Hool has unveiled its next generation of touring and executive coaches, the new T series

Following on from the well-known Van Hool T8, T9 and TX ranges, Van Hool has introduced the T-series as its next generation touring coach offering, which it describes as the logical successor to previous models. Previewed in December, Van Hool says the T-series will set the tone for the brand over the next decade and fits in perfectly with its existing portfolio of coaches, namely the EX and TDX series.

At the launch event, the manufacturer demonstrated its new Alicron, T Acron and T Astron single-deckers, which retain the familiar model names of earlier models. Van Hool says its latest coach is guided by four main themes: aerodynamics, design, comfort and safety.

 

 

Aerodynamic

The new arrival’s clean, controlled aerodynamics front and rear offer optimal efficiency by reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, says the manufacturer. It’s wrap-around design at the front and rear retains an element of familiarity, and the front lip spoiler ensures optimal streamlining to avoid as much air turbulence as possible. Fog lights and cornering lights have also been integrated into the smooth design of the front end, which has a revised, more restrained if somewhat bland look. Integrated fairing fins and a roof spoiler are designed to guide the air flow as it leaves the vehicle at the rear, further reducing turbulence to the maximum extent.

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