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Luxury Coach Service Continues to Set New Standards in Passenger Comfort with Five New Scania Coaches

5 April 2019, SINGAPORE – Scania Singapore today handed over five new coaches to Luxury Coach Service, a tourism and transport company in Singapore. The new coaches – comprising three double-deck Scania K410 IB 4x2 and two single-deck Scania K360 IB 4x2 with Euro 6 diesel engines – are expected to set new standards in passenger comfort.

These new acquisitions continue Luxury Coach Service’s tradition of operating a fleet of Scania-only coaches, now numbering 25.

“The Scania buses and coaches were designed for fleet owners to enjoy the best possible operating economy and uptime,” said Mr Anders Liss, Country Manager of Scania Singapore. “Luxury Coach Service has given Scania a consistently resounding endorsement over two decades that our sustainable transport solutions have delivered real business value: profitability for the long term.”

The Scania K-series coach features a powerful engine with high torque for best fuel economy. Its Scania Opticruise gearbox provides the most optimised gear changes for further fuel economy and comfort, while reducing clutch and synchromesh wear.

The K-series coach is also equipped with the Electronic Braking System, Scania Retarder, Hill Hold and Traction Control to ensure high levels of safety.

“We are a satisfied customer! After about 20 years, we are still happy to continue using Scania coaches for their great value,” said Mr Vincent Lee, Managing Director of Luxury Coach Service. “They are very reliable, fuel-efficient and well-designed vehicles that are safe and comfortable for our passengers and drivers. We also like the service support from Scania, including 24-hour service assistance in both Singapore and Malaysia.”

Mr Lee added: “Our new generation of Scania coaches have been built with luxury and comfort in mind, to distinguish us from our competition. We are featuring a brand-new body design with premium interiors for the comfort of our passengers, especially those on long-distance travel.”

For the first time, Luxury Coach Service worked with bus body-builder Supportrans Sdn Bhd from Malaysia as the company was looking for European-inspired designs for the new coaches. Apart from featuring stylish exterior body designs, the new coaches have more comfortable interiors. The double-deck coaches have also been customised with Vogelsitze business-class seats with butterfly-back support. 

The new coaches will be deployed on cross-border routes between Singapore, Malacca and Kuala Lumpur as well as for local inbound charters.

Luxury Coach Service has been serving popular transport routes between Singapore and Peninsular Malaysia for more than 25 years. These include regular coach services to Malacca, Kuala Lumpur, Genting Highlands and Penang.

Victor Ong, Senior Manager of Truck and Bus Sales at Scania Singapore, officially hands over five Scania coaches to Vincent Lee, Managing Director of Luxury Coach Service

Vincent Lee, Managing Director of Luxury Coach Service gives the Vogelsitze seat with butterfly-back support the thumbs-up on the new double-decker coach. Looking on are Beck Kuang Chiaw, Director of Supportrans Sdn Bhd, and Victor Ong, Senior Manager of Truck Sales at Scania Singapore.