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Setra with exclusive TopClass at US trade fair

22.01.2015

  • Setra on show at UMA Motorcoach Expo in New Orleans 
  • S 417 TC with premium club lounge and exclusive glass roof
  • Product from Ulm on view at stand of sales partner Motor Coach Industries International Inc. 

Stuttgart/New Orleans. At this year's trade fair of the United Motorcoach Association (UMA) Expo in New Orleans, Lousiana, (18 – 22 January 2015), Setra is exhibiting an exclusively equipped S 417 TC touring coach. The US version of the European Setra TopClass will be on show at the stand of the North American sales and service partner Motor Coach Industries International Inc. (MCI).
Produced in Neu-Ulm, the three-axle coach accommodates 40 passengers in Setra Voyage Ambassador seats. Six further passengers can relax in the premium club lounge of the touring coach, which is equipped with a middle entrance and glass roof. The state-of-the-art touring coach with galley, LED interior lighting and reversing camera with integral cleaning system complies with stringent US active safety standards, while its environmentally compatible and efficient Mercedes-Benz OM 471 LA engine (336 kW) meets the criteria of US emissions standard EPA 10 for nitrogen oxides and particulates.

S 417 TC with 12 years of success behind it

The S 417 TC has been on the roads of North America, Canada and Mexico for 12 years. A total of over 1100 units of this luxury touring coach had been sold in these markets by the end of 2014. In 2010 the brand from the Daimler AG stable launched the face-lifted version with an even sharper focus on safety. Till Oberwörder, Managing Director Marketing, Sales & After Sales at Daimler Buses, is highly satisfied with the now three years of cooperation with MCI: "This strategic partnership has allowed us to further strengthen and develop the position of Setra buses in North America."

MCI sales and service partner of Setra in USA and Canada since 2012

The Canadian company Motor Coach Industries International Inc. (MCI) is one of the leading touring coach manufacturers in the USA and Canada. Based in Schaumburg, Illinois, the partner of Daimler Buses acquired the exclusive rights for the sale and service of Setra buses in the United States and Canada in 2012. All Setra touring coaches for the US market are still developed and produced in Germany.