Horseman Coaches has introduced two new Panthers to its Reading-based fleet and anticipates delivery of a further three Plaxton coaches before the end of the year, all of which will be 57-seat Leopards.
The five new vehicles join a 60-strong fleet in the family-run business.
The new Panthers are both 12.8m 61-seat models with CCTV, wood-effect flooring, DVD system, USB chargers, powered parallel lift lockers, real-time tracking and telematics. They are powered by Volvo D8K engines and I-Shift transmissions.
“All of our new coaches are ULEZ compliant, which is a critical factor as we do a lot of business in London and across the south of England,” says director James Horseman. “They also form part of our long-range investment in fleet modernisation and underpin our determination to remain at the forefront of the transport sector.
“Business success, of course, is dependent on many aspects, not least of all partnerships and in that respect our relationship with Plaxton is second to none, hence we have Cheetah XL, Leopard, Elite and Panther models in our fleet, having bought around 40 Scarborough-built vehicles in recent years.”
Horseman’s wide range of Plaxton coaches support an extensive product offering from private hires, corporate work, school contracts, special events, day trips, tours, and airport transfer services to holiday packages in the UK and continental Europe.