King Long Europe UK LTD Delivers their first Euro 6 into Hunters of Leeds
Hunters of Leeds have recently purchase an excecutive Euro 6 6129 Coach. Incidently this is Hunters 10th King Long. The King Long XMQ 6129 was named Coach of the Year BAAV 2007 and won the Gold Award of China International Patent & Brand Expo.
Hunter Coaches provide a wide range of coach services throught Leeds, nationally and abroad. Our vehicles include Coaches, Double Deckers, Executive Coaches, Midi Coaches, 16 Seater and 49 Seater. Our fleet of new and well maintained coaches offer executive travel in comfort and safety.
Hunter Coaches was established in 1983 by Peter Hunter as a family business. Frank Healey joined the business as partner in 2004 and both Peter and Frank continue to run the business today.
Hunters have always had a good relationship with King Long and look forward to going from strength to strength now we are dealing directly with the factory’s representative.
King Long makes an Impact
London based Impact Group have taken delivery of a further 3 King Long 9 metre Luxury coaches after unprecedented success with their performance and reliability in previous years.
Impact Group have purchased King Long vehicles over a number of years, including 12m executive coaches, city buses and fully DDA luxury coaches.
Impact Group Engineering Director Satnam Cheema explained, “I have only recently joined Impact – but I understand that our team are very happy with how our King Longs have performed. Hence our willingness to do repeat purchases. I hear that the relationship with King Long has gone from strength to strength – I am now looking to standardise on 1 or 2 brands for our whole fleet, and King Long are definitely a strong choice to be one of them.”
Friday, January 16, 2015
Nash’s Buy New Kinglong XMQ 6900
Nash’s Coaches are a Third Generation privately owned family business, based in the Midlands within easy reach of Birmingham City Centre and the motorway network. The proprietors, Ian and Linda Powell are the proud owners of this business. Nash’s Coaches was established in 1932 by Ian’s grandfather, Billy Nash.
They offer a varied programme which includes day excursions, holiday service and inclusive tours, taking you to coastal,
scenic or city destinations in the UK or Europe.
They have currently just purchased a King Long XMQ6900.
Ian Powell – “After a stand still within the current economic climate we are now in a position to move forward, which will hopefully be the first of many more to come. Our Plaxton Cheetah, which was received well by clients, has now been replaced by a King Long XMQ6900”.
The Plaxton Cheetah needed to be upgraded with a WC and plug sockets at each seat due to their busy programme of tours and and has now been replaced completely with a King Long XMQ6900 (Avaliable with 35 seats or 31 with W/C).
Tri-Axle is Hot Prospect
King Long 13m coaches account for 20% of orders, as demand rises the Tri-axle is hot prospect.
Demand for Tri-Axle King Long coaches is rising, with 20% of orders in the next year expected to be for the model, says dealership Kinglong Direct. It comes on the back of the first year of successful operation for the debut XMQ6130Y Tri-Axles, a pair of 53-seaters, delivered to Prospect Coaches of Lye, Stourbridge.
Having used last month’s Coach & Bus Live show to display one of the pair, which now has 12 months hard work under its belt, the Managing Director of King Long says: “It was the first Tri-Axle King Long to enter the country and we wanted to show that it has stood the test of time”. Now, with seven Tri-Axles already with operators, or to be delivered this month, Mr Cassar says that already 11 orders have been placed for 2013, with many more likely to follow. “We have derogation on Euro 5 to the end of 2014, which means we can continue to offer this comprehensive, value-for-money specification for £229,950. And, with a proven driveline, operators can also have confidence in what’s underneath.” Powered by a Cummins 440hp ISMe 10.1-litre engine, with a ZF AS-Tronic automated 12-speed gearbox and ZF axles, the running gear is familiar to UK operators.
The 13m coach can be specified as a 57-seater, although most orders have been for 50 or 53 seats. However, interior flexibility means that a 44-seater with tables is also on order for a yet-to-be named operator. Imminent tri-axle deliveries include one for Excalibur Coaches in London and a pair for Pembroke Dock-based Silcox Coaches.The standard specification includes air-con and Webasto heating, powered locker doors, a DVD with three monitors, sunken toilet, and Fainsa leather seats with power sockets. Thanks to its 3.9m height it also offers “superb luggage capacity” Mr Cassar says. “We are getting more enquiries for the tri-axle – we are very keenly-priced – and offer luxury as standard while also being adaptable with interiors.
p class=”font_8″>To veiw a short video on our Tri-axle vehicle as shown at Bus & Coach show live please see the video below;