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  • Stuttgart/Atlanta, Feb 5, 2016 - At this year's trade fair of the United Motorcoach Association (UMA) Expo in Atlanta, Georgia (31 January to 4 February 2016), the Setra brand is putting the spotlight on an exclusively equipped S 417 TC touring coach. The US version of the European Setra TopClass is on show at the stand of the North American sales and service partner "Motor Coach Industries International Inc." (MCI).
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  • Stuttgart/Porto, Dec 21, 2015 - Portuguese bus company Greenbus has augmented its fleet by purchasing two Setra S 516 HDH touring coaches. The two three-axle vehicles, equipped with the TopSky Panorama glass roof, are the first Setra TopClass 500 models to be delivered to Portugal.
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  • Stuttgart, Mar 20, 2015 - Mercedes-Benz and Setra buses stand for the highest levels of safety, controllability and operation. Both Daimler Buses brands are long-standing pioneers in these areas. One important basis for this prominence is intensive and early testing of components, entire assemblies and complete buses under extreme conditions - in the annual winter tests in Arctic temperatures and on snow and ice in the Arctic Circle, for example.
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  • Stuttgart, Feb 27, 2015 - Setra will be marking a special anniversary at this year's "Retro Classics" exhibition in Stuttgart (26 – 29. 3. 2015) by exhibiting three model S 6 buses. The smallest buses ever built by Setra were acknowledged to be the first unibody compact buses and had their world première exactly 60 years ago at the Geneva Motor Show.
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  • Stuttgart/Frankfurt am Main, Feb 17, 2015 - Setra has once again been awarded a design prize. The TopClass 500 and the ComfortClass 500 received the "German Design Award“ "Special Mention 2015" in the "Excellent Product Design – Transportation and Public Design" product category.
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  • Stuttgart/New Orleans, Jan 22, 2015 - 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).
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  • Stuttgart/Muttenz/Salzburg/Hornstein, Dec 19, 2014 - Bus companies in Switzerland and Austria are investing in vehicles from Setra's new TopClass 500 and ComfortClass 500 generation of touring coaches. For example, "A.N.K. Tours AG" from Muttenz near Basel has added a Setra TopClass 500 touring coach to its fleet.
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  • Stuttgart/Neu-Ulm, Nov 13, 2014 - Over 2100 visitors enjoyed a first-class experience at the Setra Show 2014 on 8 and 9 November. As in previous years, this year's international product show offered a variety of activities for guests attending from numerous European countries, America, Africa and Asia.
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  • Stuttgart/Sargans, Aug 1, 2014 - Brunner Ferienreisen AG has taken receipt of its first Setra TopClass 500 touring coach. The unveiling ceremony for the S 516 HDH was applauded by over 50 Brunner customers at the Setra customer centre in Neu-Ulm.
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  • Stuttgart, Jul 30, 2014 - The smart cruise control system Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC) has impressed subscribers of the trade magazine "Omnibusrevue". As part of a survey, Daimler Buses emerged as the clear winner from among a highly competitive line-up in the Technology category of the "Partner of the Year 2014" award with the world's first predictive touring coach cruise control system.
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  • Stuttgart/Köln, Jun 20, 2014 - Stuttgart-based Daimler AG plans to present three vehicles from its current range of premium buses at the 40th RDA Workshop in Cologne (29 - 31 July 2014). At its joint stand with Mercedes-Benz, Setra, the brand from Neu-Ulm, will be showcasing the S 516 HDH luxury coach from its new TopClass 500. The brand with the star will be represented in Cologne by the Travego coach and the Sprinter Travel 65.
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  • Stuttgart/Cologne, Apr 30, 2014 - Omniplus, the Daimler Buses brand for servicing and related services, now has defective bus and coach windscreens even more closely in its sights. Omniplus will be working closely together with the experts from Carglass to be able to fix damage to glass on Mercedes-Benz and Setra vehicles quickly and efficiently. It is now possible to decide together with the customer at the service outlet whether to repair the glass damage there and then, or whether to call in the services of Carglass.
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  • Stuttgart/Madrid, Mar 14, 2014 - Setra TopClass 500 takes first place in Spain. Vehicles from the new omnibus generation won the “Coach of the Year 2014” award in Madrid. The jury was convinced by the concept of the exclusive long-distance coaches combining ultramodern luxury with maximum economy.
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  • Stuttgart/Deuben, Feb 13, 2014 - Passenger transport company Muldental mbH (PVM) has cause for celebration: the Saxon bus company from the district of Leipzig has extended its vehicle fleet with the acquisition of ten new Setra S 415 NF low-floor buses - a move which has also seen the company take delivery of its 75th new Setra vehicle.
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  • Stuttgart/Berlin, Feb 6, 2014 - The company "berlinlinienbus.de" (blb) has started a major initiative in long-distance regular service with five new Setra touring coaches. The two S 516 HDs from the Setra ComfortClass 500 and the three double-decker S 431 DTs from the Setra TopClass 400 are each equipped with two wheelchair spaces. This means that they already comply with the requirements of German passenger transport legislation, which prescribes this number of seating facilities for the handicapped for new vehicles in long-distance regular service from January 2016.
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  • Papéete/Neu-Ulm, Jan 30, 2014 - The Setra sales division of EvoBus France S.S. in Sarcelles, Paris, has won the tender to supply two rural regular-service buses to coach operator Marama Tours in Tahiti. The four-week crossing made by the two Setra S 412 UL vehicles began in Le Havre (Normandy) and came to an end in Tahiti's capital of Papéete.
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  • Stuttgart/Neu-Ulm, Jan 23, 2014 - Germany's largest fleet of bistro coaches has just got even larger. "Stewa Touristik GmbH" has now extended its fleet to 25 vehicles with the addition of three more Setra S 431 DT double-decker coaches. Based in Kleinostheim in Lower Franconia, the bus company has taken delivery of six Setra coaches from Ulm in the course of the past year.
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  • Stuttgart/Neubulach, Jan 9, 2014 - In its new S 415 GT Swabian bus operator "Teinachtal-Reisen" has taken delivery of a very special vehicle. The two-axle bus is the 50th Setra bus for the family-owned company from Neubulach in Germany, and at the same time it is also the last vehicle of the Setra ComfortClass 400 to be built.
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  • Stuttgart, Dec 18, 2013 - With the introduction of its all-year-round ski box, Setra is now able to offer a dismountable load container that has been designed to complement the aerodynamic concept of the new Setra TopClass 500 and Setra ComfortClass 500 generation of touring coaches. The ski box offers sufficient space for winter sports equipment as well as other items of luggage.
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  • Groß-Zimmern/Neu-Ulm, Nov 28, 2013 - The bus company Winzenhöler from Gross-Zimmern in the German state of Hesse has once again won the Europe-wide tender to operate six bus routes within the Rhine-Main public transport network and at the same time boosted its fleet with the acquisition of a total of 15 new Setra low-floor buses. Collection of the fleet of new vehicles in Neu-Ulm made for an eventful day out for the company and its employees, along with their partners and children.
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  • Stuttgart/Neu-Ulm, Nov 25, 2013 - The Setra brand is arousing great interest with its current product range. On 16 and 17 November a total of 2550 visitors attended the "Setra Show 2013" at the Customer Centre in Neu-Ulm, 400 more than in the previous year. Numerous premieres were in the limelight during this year's event.
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  • Stuttgart/Buchberg, Nov 7, 2013 - The bus operator "Steidl Reisen", based in Buchberg in the Upper Palatinate region of Germany, has acquired a new Setra ComfortClass 500 touring coach to mark the company's 40th anniversary. The highlight of the evening's celebrations was the unveiling of the S 516 HD by guest of honour Jean-Marie Pfaff at the depot in front of 400 guests.
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  • Stuttgart/Bernbeuren, Nov 6, 2013 - This year's photo competition to find "The Most Beautiful Bus of 2013" has been won by bus operator "Heinz Sprenzel-Reisen" from Bernbeuren in Allgäu with a Setra S 416 GT-HD. The colourful underwater south seas world design created by the company received the most votes from visitors to this year's RDA Workshop in Cologne, the leading trade show for the coach travel and tourism sector organised annually by the International Coach Tourism Federation (RDA).
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  • Stuttgart/Kortrijk, Oct 31, 2013 - With a total of six trade show premieres – from the Sprinter minibus through to the super-high-deck touring coach - Daimler Buses has completed the initial launch of its bus and coach range featuring Euro VI exhaust technology at "Busworld Kortrijk". Immediately following the trade show in Belgium, all of the vehicles celebrating their premieres have now headed off to take part in numerous market launch activities being held throughout Europe.
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  • Stuttgart/Frankfurt, Oct 24, 2013 - It is not only in the air but also on the ground that Lufthansa ensures a comfortable and reliable arrival for its passengers. To this end Germany's largest airline will be using touring coaches from the new Setra ComfortClass 500 on the route from Strasbourg to Frankfurt airport in future. Linking Alsace to the Frankfurt hub has an important passenger transport function for the airline.
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  • Stuttgart/Kortrijk, Oct 23, 2013 - The economical coach concept of the Setra ComfortClass 500 appears to be impressing coach operators and journalists across the whole of Europe. Barely a year after its world premiere, the new Setra ComfortClass 500 has won the accolade of "Coach of the Year 2014" at the "Busworld 2013" international trade show in Kortrijk, Belgium.
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  • Stuttgart/Seligenporten, Sep 19, 2013 - From now on, rail travellers will be able to journey from Nuremberg to Mannheim at 2-hour intervals – on a Setra S 431 DT double-decker coach. "We offer the return journey twelve times a day, and this saves customers a detour via Frankfurt where they previously needed to change trains," says Ernst Rupprecht. To meet the contract with Deutsche Bahn AG, the general manager of Ludwig Arzt Omnibusverkehr e. K. took delivery of five double-decker coaches from the Setra TopClass 400 at the Customer Centre in Neu-Ulm.
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  • Stuttgart/Ybbs, Sep 18, 2013 - Barely a year after its world premiere, the new Setra ComfortClass 500 has won the accolade "Coach of the Year 2014". The international "Bus and Coach of the Year" expert jury selected the S 515 HD for the prestigious award after extensive tests. The 19 European bus journalists were won over first and foremost by the overall design concept of the new Setra touring coach generation which was first unveiled in the autumn of 2012.
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  • Stuttgart, Sep 4, 2013 - Daimler Buses on the upswing, in the run-up to the Busworld motor show in Kortrijk, Belgium (October 18-23), Daimler’s bus division is reporting a positive operating result for the second quarter as well as rising sales figures and an increase in incoming orders, even though the market continues to be challenging. Moreover, production capacity is improving at the division’s European plants. As a result, the outlook for the year as a whole is cautiously optimistic.
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  • Echandens/Kloten, Jul 19, 2013 - Setra has picked up an award from the readers of "Swiss Camion" magazine in Switzerland. With a monthly circulation of almost 20,000 copies and published in both German and French, the magazine is one of the most important commercial vehicle journals in Switzerland. This year the specialist publication for the professional association of "Les Routiers Suisses", headquartered in Echandens in the canton of Vaud near Lausanne, relaunched its reader survey on the popularity of trucks, coaches and vans after an eight-year break.
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  • Stuttgart/Neu-Ulm , Jul 5, 2013 - A coach handover held a pleasant surprise in store for a Setra customer recently. When Gunnar Brustad went with his son Ole Jacob to celebrate the collection of his new Setra coach, little did he know that a very special vehicle was awaiting him at the Customer Center in Neu-Ulm.
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