Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Truck & Bus News: SCANIA MARCOPOLO premium coaches delivered to Siang Malam Travel Express Sdn Bhd


Siang Malam Travel Express Sdn Bhd was the first bus operator in the country to purchase the new Scania Marcopolo premium coach. They have liked the new coach so much that they have taken delivery of another two units. Unlike most of the coaches or buses you see here which are built by external coachbuilders, the Marcopolo is a complete coach built and delivered by Scania.


Ms Marie Sjödin Enström, Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia with Mr. Tan Kim Siang, Director of Siang Malam & Travel Express inside the Scania Marcopolo premium coach 

The Marcopolo has premium exterior and interior fittings, low noise levels and full air-suspension.  These features combine to deliver a safe and comfortable journey for passengers. For those driving the bus, the Scania Marcopolo has an adjustable steering wheel and hanging pedals which provide better ergonomics and comfort for a more car-like feel. A powerful engine with higher torque (with about 410hp and 2,000Nm  for most specs) tune at lower revs gives better driveability and fuel economy. Whilst the Scania Opticruise transmission reduces clutch wear and reduces synchromesh wear with its intelligent automatic shifting.

The Scania coach chassis comes with 2 years free Scania Assistance, 2 years free Scania Maintenance and 10 years free Scania Fleet Management. All of these are factors on why a company like Siang Malam had chosen Scania as their premium bus provider. A complete package.

For an idea of how the Marcopolo drives, you can click here. We had managed a go with on at the recent Scania 2014/2015 Driver competitions.

PRESS RELEASE
FIRST SCANIA MARCOPOLO OPERATOR – SIANG MALAM EXPANDS WITH MORE

FIRST CLASS COMPLETE COACHES

Shah Alam, 7 December 2016 – Being the first company in Malaysia to

buy the new Scania Marcopolo premium coach has led Siang Malam

Travel & Express Sdn Bhd to discover that it is the perfect solution to

staying ahead, which is why it has decided to invest in another two units

for its premium tour services and private charters.

“We were confident enough to be the first to buy the Scania Marcopolo

coach when it was first launched to give it a try but we soon made the

decision to invest in two more in order to stay ahead of the competition

because this is a game changer,” said Siang Malam Managing Director

Mr. Kee Kim Yong.

“In terms of passenger comfort and operational economy, we found that

the Scania Marcopolo is the ideal vehicle for us to have in our fleet

because we have had really good feedback from the passengers about

comfort and feeling confident about being safer, as well as excellent fuel

economy,” added Kee.

“We’re excited to continue to deliver more Scania Marcopolo’s to Siang

Malam and financed by Scania Credit,” said Marie Sjödin Enström,

Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia. “Our customers have been

looking for a complete solution when it comes to their transportation

needs. This premium coach comes with high and consistent exterior and

interior built quality, together with a reliable, safe and comfortable

performance for passengers.”

Customers can order, service and maintain a Scania Marcopolo from the

same single source – that is Scania Malaysia. Everything about this

coach is designed to make ordering, owning and running it as productive

and profitable as possible. It has a shorter lead-time and maximum

uptime due to faster and comprehensive service turnaround.

It also offers operators a complete solution with minimum lead-time for

delivery as the sleek, high quality body is pre-assembled and provides

maximum uptime for operations with faster service turnaround.

The monocoque design results in higher body strength and more luggage

space with the lighter, streamlined designed body resulting in lower fuel

consumption and a higher payload.

Unparalleled comfort for both passengers and drivers

The Scania Marcopolo is a first class luxury coach, with highest-quality

exterior and interior fittings, low noise levels and full air-suspension.

These features combine to deliver a safe and comfortable journey for

passengers.

For drivers, the Scania Marcopolo has an adjustable steering wheel and

hanging pedals, which provide better ergonomics and comfort for a car-

like feel. A powerful engine with higher torque at lower revs gives better

driveability and fuel economy. Whilst best in class gear-change of the

Scania Opticruise reduces clutch wear and reduces synchromesh wear.

The Scania coach chassis comes with 2 years free Scania Assistance, 2

years free Scania Maintenance and 10 years free Scania Fleet

Management.

Best control for the best profitability

Scania Fleet Management system is a set of services that connects the

vehicles with customers’ office through a communicator device. Scania

customers will get vehicle data, fleet position and reviews of driving

performance. By just focusing on these details Scania customers can

make informed decisions and take the necessary actions in increasing

the productivity of their fleet.

Scania Fleet Management saves money for customers – customers can

make decisions that cut fuel consumption, identify vehicles that are being

driven in a suboptimal way and also supports service planning in order to

reduce unplanned downtime. Vehicle and driver performance can save

up to 10% (or even more) in fuel consumption if Scania Fleet

Management is used together with Scania Driver Training and Coaching

services.

Sustainable transport solutions

“We believe that the true value is in the attention to details of a Scania

Marcopolo complete coach and the wide range of services supporting it.

All of these for the passengers’ safety and comfort; and with our

customers’ best profitability in mind,” said Enström.

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