LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Meridian Specialty Vehicles, Inc., a Las Vegas, Nevada based Mercedes Benz-approved bus manufacturer, will be unveiling its new Sprinter-based “Tourismo” mid-sized luxury motorcoach bus product line next week at the International LCT Show at the MGM Grand, Feb. 16-18.
The high-end Tourismo is Meridian’s newest in a growing number of product offerings on the popular and eco-friendly Mercedes-Benz Sprinter platform, designed specifically for tour, charter and limousine operators.
The Tourismo’s mid-sized buses offer the following luxury travel amenities and features: Standard 6-foot interior ceiling height, 24-foot overall length, multiple high-end European-style reclining seating configurations including bench, booth or forward-facing arrangements, individual overhead air controls and reading lights, PA system, LED mood and cabin lighting, wood grain commercial flooring, video system, over-sized ducted air conditioning and heating, integrated backup camera and skylights.
Available options normally reserved exclusively for the Tourismo’s other vehicle lines include mobile Wi-Fi, fire suppression system, infotainment solutions, 110 Volt/USB passenger power outlets, privacy curtains, tire pressure monitoring, even fully-equipped lavatories. In all, more than 100 options are available to customize every bus for each operator’s individual tastes and requirements for comfort and safety.
“With best-in-class 11,030-pound GVWR, incredibly smooth, quiet and comfortable ride quality and ultra-efficient and notoriously long-lasting diesel engines, the Mercedes Benz Sprinter was our immediate platform choice for the Tourismo mid-size tour bus to answer to our charter clients’ ongoing demand for a sub-20 passenger luxury touring coach”, said David Ronsen, President and CEO of Meridian Specialty Vehicles, Inc., in a statement. “Tour guests have become accustomed to high-end accommodations and tour operators are expected to provide luxurious buses, regardless of group size.”
Operators have had few options other than to operate 40-, 50- or even 60-passenger coaches for a 15-passenger group, Ronsen said. “When calculating associated fuel and maintenance costs, that practice simply doesn’t add up.” The Tourismo solves the problem with a fully-equipped mini tour bus that achieves 300-plus passenger miles per gallon, he added. “Operators will love the best-in-class amenities, including our exclusive luggage bay door and storage system and their passengers will love the privacy and panoramic views provided by the Sprinter’s ample, narrow-framed windows and Meridian’s exclusive glass plug door.”
The Tourismo will be on display at Creative Bus Sales’ booth at International LCT (booth #94).
Founded in 1995, Meridian Specialty Vehicles, Inc. design and builds custom specialty vehicles, shuttle and paratransit buses and passenger vans. It has a growing network of more than 200 dealers. Information: www.meridiansv.com.
Source: Meridian Specialty Vehicles