Leisure Frontier Group Acquires Two New Scania Coaches, Plans to Target Premium Chartering Market in Singapore
20 September 2019, SINGAPORE – Scania Singapore today handed over two K-series coaches to Leisure Frontier, a local bus chartering company seeking bus expansion to expansion to its new subsidiary Frontier Tours Pte Ltd.
With its first-ever acquisition of Scania vehicles to its fleet of more than 50 buses of different sizes, Leisure Frontier plans to target the premium chartering market in Singapore.
“Working closely together, we understood that Leisure Frontier wanted to elevate its business with a higher-end offering,” said Anders Liss, Country Manager of Scania Singapore. “Today, we have delivered a sustainable transport solution to provide the company with the best profitability as it pursues new market opportunities.”
Each of the two Scania K410 IB 4x2 (Euro 6) features a high-torque engine and the Scania Opticruise gearbox for optimised gear changes, lower fuel consumption and greater comfort, while reducing clutch and synchromesh wear. To ensure high level of safety, the coach is equipped with the Electronic Braking System, Scania Retarder, Hill Hold and Traction Control.
“It’s a switch in our business direction towards using Scania coaches, to offer a more refined coach ride for our customers,” said Terence Ng, Managing Director of Leisure Frontier. “With full air suspension, the ride is more comfortable and less noisy for the premium customers we are targeting, such as large corporations.”
He added: “The Scania Euro 6 engines also support our goal of emphasising a greener, more environmentally friendly form of transportation with greater fuel economy and lower emissions that comply with strict European standards.”
To ensure the vehicles enjoy the best uptime and performance at a predictable operating cost, Leisure Frontier has also signed up for Scania’s repair and maintenance contracts.
“In our research, we find that Scania provides a very exclusive service and detailed after-sales approach to maximise vehicle uptime,” said Mr Ng. “Our coaches are more reliable, fuel-efficient and safer when they are properly maintained by professionals, using genuine parts from Scania.”
Leisure Frontier plans to make the two new Scania K-series coaches available for customers to charter from this month.
Mr Victor Ong, Senior Manager of Truck and Bus Sales at Scania Singapore (left), officially hands over two Scania coaches to Mr Terence Ng, Managing Director of Leisure Frontier.
Staff and guests of Leisure Frontier join in a test drive of the new Scania K-series coach.