Setra has supplied its 5000th TopClass coach since 2001. The proud owner of the milestone S 516 HDH model is the Belgian tour company "Carolus Reizen", which also took delivery of two further luxury coaches from the Setra TopClass 500 range. Marc and Jan Hoeks, who attended the handover of the three new Setra flagship vehicles together with a tour group, are familiar faces at the brand's Customer Centre in
Neu-Ulm. Since 1993, the two managing directors have already signed a total of 48 purchase agreements, which have all been for models from the TopClass range. The premium tour operator based in the municipality of Mol in the province of Antwerp currently has 13 coaches built in Neu-Ulm in its all-Setra fleet. The milestone coach, which will be operating on roads all over Europe under the company's own "Premium Tours" label, is equipped with a panoramic glass roof and a top-class galley unit. Up to 40 passengers can enjoy the tours from the comfort of exclusive Voyage Supreme leather seats, which are generously spaced and come complete with leg-rests. The coach furthermore features the very latest driver assistance systems, such as Lane Assistant and adaptive cruise control with Active Brake Assist 3, meaning that it offers unbeatable safety too. Drivers also receive valuable assistance with adopting an economical driving style, as the S 516 HDH is fitted with the Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC) system. This permanently analyses geographical and elevation profile data and helps to achieve substantial fuel savings by means of automatic intervention in the powertrain.
Setra TopClass has been taking coach travel to a whole new level since 2001
When the TopClass 400 was launched in 2001, Setra achieved an unprecedented standard of coach travel and clearly made its mark in the international bus industry in the process. The 400 series touring coaches were renowned, amongst other things, for their pioneering comfort features with comfortable, supportive seats, multimedia systems and multi-purpose built-in galleys. Besides this, the ergonomically designed driver workstations succeeded in fusing practicality with aesthetic appeal.
The Setra TopClass 500 revved up for series production in spring 2014. With the arrival of the premium three-axle models, the brand redefined the meaning of travelling in style, blending luxury and functionality at the highest level. Inside the passengers relax on chair-like seats and enjoy a superior travel experience with widened TopSky Panorama glass roofs, homogeneous climate control and a new lighting concept. The S 431 DT double-decker coaches with a Euro VI drive system from the "Blue Efficiency Power" engine generation likewise form an integral part of the current TopClass product range.