Special Topics

  • 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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  • Stuttgart/Köln, Jun 26, 2013 - Premiere at the most important specialised trade fair for coach and group tourism. For the first time, the two brands Mercedes-Benz and Setra are present at the 39th RDA Workshop in Cologne (23 – 25 July 2013) sharing a stand together. In addition to two luxury touring coaches, the Setra S 516 HD/2 from the new ComfortClass 500 model series and the Mercedes-Benz Travego M, Stuttgart-based Daimler AG is also presenting a Sprinter Travel 65. These three exclusive vehicles can be seen on stand G 47 in Hall 10.2 of the Cologne exhibition grounds.
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  • Stuttgart/Jettingen-Scheppach, Jun 12, 2013 - Reimund Dirr is master of the "green fleet". That's because when it comes to his two new vehicles, this colourful phrase is the perfect description on two counts: both the S 516 HD and S 517 HD from the new Setra ComfortClass 500 are now not only finished in the company's special colour of "leaf green", but with their new Euro VI "Blue Efficiency Power" engine generation they also represent a particularly environmentally-friendly form of travel.
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  • Stuttgart/Wain, May 3, 2013 - The touring coaches operated by the German company "Fromm Reisen" cover a distance of some 1.6 million kilometres each year. The family-run company, based in the small Swabian town of Wain, has now updated and extended its fleet with its 75th vehicle to bear the Setra brand.
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  • Stuttgart/Hattersheim, Apr 26, 2013 - Setra Buses & Coaches will present a touring coach from the 90s during this year's Lufthansa Classic Days (25 to 26 May 2013). As part of the special exhibition "Prototypes - from a concept to series production", the brand belonging to Stuttgart-based Daimler AG is displaying an S 315 GT-HD in Hattersheim, Hessia.
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  • Stuttgart/Essen, Apr 23, 2013 - It is red, round and a great honour to win. Just six months on from the world premiere of the Setra ComfortClass 500, the new generation of touring coach from Daimler AG's Ulm-based brand has been distinguished with the internationally recognised "red dot award: product design 2013".
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  • Stuttgart/Vasto , Apr 17, 2013 - Just a few weeks into series production of the new Setra ComfortClass 500 and a special milestone has already been reached. Di Fonzo, an Italian bus company, has taken delivery of a S 515 HD at the Daimler brand's Customer Centre in Neu-Ulm – the 80th Setra bus to join its fleet! Painted in the operator's black livery, the vehicle is the second from the new, sixth Setra model series to enter into service for the company headquartered in Vasto, a town on the Adriatic coast.
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  • Stuttgart/Freiburg, Apr 10, 2013 - A fitting occasion for a luxury touring coach. With a Setra S 515 HD from the new ComfortClass 500, the Freiburg-based touring company "Avanti Reisen" has embarked on the longest coach tour ever undertaken. Numerous family members of the world travellers, media representatives and onlookers were present when the coach departed from the Freiburg concert hall in Konrad-Adenauer Square on 8 April.
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  • Stuttgart/Freiburg, Feb 20, 2013 - Across desolate steppe landscapes and through snow-capped mountains: this year for the first time global travellers will not only be able to discover the Silk Road, but also travel the length of the Pan-American Highway from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego - all from the comfort of a luxuriously equipped touring coach in the guise of a Setra S 515 HD from the new ComfortClass 500 series.
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  • Stuttgart/Orlando, Feb 6, 2013 - Setra was present at this year's United Motorcoach Association (UMA) Expo for buses and coaches in Orlando, Florida, (20 23 January 2013) with an exclusively equipped touring coach from the "TopClass S 417" range. The bus brand from Ulm in Southern Germany presented itself for the first time with its US variant of the European TopClass 400 on the stand of Motor Coach Industries International Inc. (MCI), Setra's new sales partner.
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  • Stuttgart/München, Dec 14, 2012 - This year, the trade magazine "busplaner" presented the "International busplaner Sustainability Award 2013" for the first time. Prizes were awarded for outstanding products and ideas in the bus and tourism industry. The award winners received their prizes in 14 categories from the Huss publishing house at the Kempinski Airport Hotel in Munich on 13 December.
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  • Stuttgart/Neu-Ulm, Oct 18, 2012 - Even more service and interaction. Parallel to the world premiere of the new ComfortClass 500, Daimler's Setra brand has extended its internet presence. In addition to the latest information about all current models, the user can find out everything they want to know about the bus ideas of the future at www.setra-bus.com. Visitors to the website can learn all about the new ComfortClass 500 touring coaches in all facets and details with the aid of extensive info blocks and visual camera tours.
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  • Stuttgart/Long Beach, Feb 15, 2012 - At this year’s United Motorcoach Association (UMA) Expo bus trade show in Long Beach, California (8–12 February 2012), the Setra brand showcased an exclusive TopClass S 417 touring coach and the very economical ComfortClass S 407. In addition to luxury items of equipment, this year’s exhibits feature the Electronic Stability Program ESP® which is standard-fit on US touring coaches provided by the Ulm-based brand from now on.
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  • Stuttgart/Neu-Ulm, Oct 24, 2011 - The organisers of the 2012 European Football Championship to be hosted jointly by Poland and the Ukraine from the 8th June to 1st July have put their trust in Setra coaches from Daimler AG. Hartmut Schick, Head of Daimler Buses: "We are happy and proud to be able to support one of the most important international top-class sporting events with our top-class quality from Ulm."
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  • Stuttgart/Neu-Ulm, Oct 19, 2011 - The Setra bus and coach brand presents itself with a new look on the Internet. The newly designed website www.setra.de goes online in good time for the “Busworld 2011” bus and coach show taking place from 21 to 26. October 2011 in the Belgian city of Kortrijk (Courtray). A luminous, friendly, background and a wealth of meticulously prepared information bring the openness and transparence of the Daimler brand to the foreground with even greater emphasis in this jubilee year of Setra’s 60th anniversary.
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  • Stuttgart/Cologne, Jun 30, 2011 - On the ocassion of the brand’s 60 anniversary, Setra will present the S 8, the first self-supporting coach built in 1951, as well as TopClass models S 415 HD and S 416 HDH, two vehicles of the current Special Edition, at the 2011 RDA workshop to take place in Cologne from the 26th to the 28th July 2011.
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  • Stuttgart/Nürburgring, Apr 15, 2011 - The Italian driver Roberto Magrini, representing the Cardinali bus company, won the 9th Setra Grand Prix, held from 12–14 April 2011 on the Nürburgring racetrack. This year’s event also marked the 60th anniversary of the Ulm-based Daimler brand. Johannes Backes of Nikolaus Backes GmbH in Weiskirchen was runner-up, while third place went to Jan-Erik Block, from the Husum-based Alfred Block Omnibusbetrieb, who also won the award for the most promising young driver. The women’s event was won by Arlette Zügel, driving for Omnibusverkehr Zügel GmbH, from the Swabian town of Wüstenrot.
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  • Stuttgart/Sarajevo, Mar 8, 2011 - Bosnian specialist magazine "Auto" has awarded the Setra brand the title of "2010 Coach of the Year". This is the third title that the brand from Daimler AG has picked up within a four-year period in Bosnia. After previously honouring two TopClass 400 vehicles - an S 417 HDH in 2006 and the Setra double-decker S 431 DT in 2009 - this year the jury once again voted a representative of the ComfortClass 400 onto the winner's podium in the guise of an S 415 GT-HD.
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  • Stuttgart/Neu-Ulm, Feb 22, 2011 - The Daimler brand Setra is extending its customer service offering. Since the beginning of the year, coach operators have been able to welcome passengers onto their Setra coaches with a personal on-board video. Making use of some eye-catching images, the four-minute film informs passengers about the ecological benefits of travelling by coach, and also highlights the special safety and comfort features of Setra touring coaches.
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  • Neu-Ulm/Prague, Dec 7, 2010 - The Setra Bus and Coach unit supports young bus operators from across Europe. On the initiative of the Ulm-based bus brand, 40 bus operators from Germany, Austria, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Switzerland as well as the Netherlands and Turkey came together in Prague for the mutual exchange of information and thoughts. The overriding topic this year at the meeting of the Young Bus Operators, the eleventh to date, was the "change of generations".
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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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  • Stuttgart, Mar 17, 2010 - With a contraction of 11 percent, the global bus market proved to be relatively stable in 2009, given overall economic developments around the world during that exceptional year. Demand in Western Europe was substantially more stable, declining by five percent. The city bus segment in particular benefited from strong public-sector demand, while the travel coach segment suffered a sharper decline. Demand in Latin America and Mexico decreased significantly, declining by 20 percent and 50 percent, respectively. By contrast, the markets in North America and Asia were about as stable as that of Western Europe.
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  • Hannover/Ulm, Sep 30, 2008 - Setra, a Daimler Brand, will offer all German new vehicle customers an additional service with the SetraCard from the beginning of 2009.The advantages of the new SetraCard carrying the Ulm bus brand logo, which is available for all Setra models of the TopClass 400, ComfortClass 400 and MultiClass 400, are very obvious:
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  • Ulm/Stuttgart, Sep 5, 2008 - Setra Buses, a Daimler AG brand, has captured the renowned international “Bus of the Year 2009” award with a low-floor bus. The honor marks the second time the company has been presented the award, which it last received in 1996. The S 415 NF from the MultiClass 400 series finished well ahead of its rivals in the “Bus Euro Test 2008” competition that was held in Berlin. The judges focused on the vehicles’ suitability for everyday use, as well as their workmanship, design concept, and economy.
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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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