ComfortClass

  • Neu-Ulm , Dec 1, 2011 - Landmark figure in Scandinavia for the Setra Bus and Coach Unit. The Ulm-based Daimler brand delivered its 1500th new vehicle to Sweden. Managing directors Lena Persson and Lennart Robertsson received the milestone vehicle, a Setra ComfortClass S 416 GT-HD, at the Customer Centre in Neu-Ulm from Michael Frey, Head of Market Management Setra Export Markets.
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  • Stuttgart/Ulm, Nov 2, 2011 - Following the start of series production in Neu-Ulm, in southern Germany, the first buses in the new Setra ComfortClass S 407 have been delivered to two major US bus operators. Seven buses made by the Ulm-based brand, part of the Daimler AG Group, went to the Martz Group of bus operating companies in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The company offers both tour and scheduled services throughout the United States and Canada. Two of the new buses were also delivered to "Dattco" in New Britain, in the US State of Connecticut.
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  • Kortrijk/Ulm, Oct 20, 2011 - The trade journals Omnibusrevue and Busfahrer have bestowed the Green Coach Award on the Setra S 415 GT-HD of the ComfortClass. The touring coach made a particularly strong impression with its fuel efficiency and now holds the title Green Coach 2011.
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  • Stuttgart, May 18, 2011 - The brand Setra Omnibus is the proud winner of another trophy by being awarded its third successive title as "Coach of the Year". The prize was presented for the Setra ComfortClass S 416 GT-HD during the "UK Coach Awards" in Manchester. Its nomination was based on the large number of customer votes which praised in particular its great comfort and quiet running qualities.
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  • Neu-Ulm/Istanbul, Mar 23, 2011 - Setra has won a major contract from the country on the Bosporus, with Turkish bus operator Metro placing an order for 50 new Setra S 416 GT-HD/2 coaches in Neu-Ulm. A Setra partner since 2002, this major customer based in Istanbul is thereby increasing the number of Setra coaches in its fleet to 214. The two-axle Setra ComfortClass 400 vehicles will be delivered from late May to early June of this year.
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  • Stuttgart/Neu-Ulm, Mar 1, 2011 - The Setra brand is celebrating a double anniversary in 2011. The first Setra S 8 was launched to bus operators 60 years ago this year, while the company that originally created the brand, Kässbohrer, introduced its first bus, built on a Saurer chassis, exactly 100 years ago.
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  • Stuttgart/Tampa, Feb 2, 2011 - The Setra brand marked its attendance at this year's UMA Motorcoach Expo bus trade show in Tampa, Florida (19 - 23 January 2011), by featuring a newly designed touring coach. At the ceremony to unveil the coach, Lothar Holder, Director of Sales for Setra buses and coaches at EvoBus GmbH, said: "With the new ComfortClass S 407, we are now also positioning ourselves in the US business segment, and are offering coach operators a cost-effective alternative which fully meets all of our customers' requirements with the customary high quality standards expected of Setra."
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  • Neu-Ulm / Coventry, Jun 9, 2010 - The "UK Coach Rally", held for many years in the coastal resort of Brighton in the south of England, took place this year for the first time - and the 57th time since it was established - in the industrial town of Peterborough (Cambridgeshire), which lies to the north-west of the famous university city of Cambridge. Together with Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, the county of Cambridgeshire forms the Eastern Counties, which correspond to the historic kingdom of East Anglia. A total of 59 vehicles took part in this year's "UK Coach Rally".
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  • Neu-Ulm / Horw (CH), May 19, 2010 - High-quality Setra TopClass 400 and ComfortClass 400 touring coaches leave the customer centre of the Daimler premium brand every day. Within this series of individual, comfortable prestige vehicles, however, the touring coaches of the Swiss company Gössi Carreisen, based in Horw on Lake Lucerne, are in a category of their own. In the words of Marco Gössi, managing director and son of the company's founder, "we now promote the image of our company exclusively on the bus itself. We no longer resort to any other form of traditional advertising to publicise our company."
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  • Neu-Ulm, Apr 29, 2010 - Setra touring coaches and rural buses are optionally available for delivery as of October 2010 in compliance with the EEV emissions standard without a particulate filter. This option applies to vehicles fitted with the six-cylinder in-line OM 457 LA engine in vertical or horizontal (h) design. This covers the S 415 HD touring coaches and all DHD models belonging to the TopClass 400, all models of the ComfortClass 400 of up to 14 m in length and all UL and NF models of MultiClass 400.
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  • Stuttgart, Oct 13, 2008 - The 62nd IAA Commercial Vehicles (September 25 to October 2, 2008) show was once again a big success for Daimler Buses. All in all, the unit signed contracts in Hanover for the sale of 370 buses and coaches of the Mercedes-Benz and Setra brands.
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  • Neu-Ulm, Jun 5, 2008 - The organisers of the “EURO2008” European Football Championships, which are taking place in Austria and Switzerland from June 7 to 29, 2008, have opted to use Setra coaches, a brand of Daimler AG, to transport the teams between venues. On May 26 in the Setra Customer Centre in Neu-Ulm, Holger Suffel, Director of Sales at Daimler Buses, officially handed over a fleet of some 16 coaches from the S 415 GT-HD series to the international “BusTeam2008” consortium.
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  • Ulm/Brighton, May 28, 2008 - An S 416 GT-HD belonging to coach operator “Crusader Holidays”, based in Clacton-on-Sea, was voted “Coach of the Year 2008” at this year’s UK Coach Rally in Brighton, England. This is already the third year in a row that a customer of Setra - the Ulm-based bus and coach manufacturer owned by Daimler AG - has received this distinction. In all, this is the 14th award Setra has been able to reap since the market launch of the Ulm-built coaches in the UK 26 years ago.
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