LAS VEGAS, Nev., -- Meridian Specialty Vehicles, Inc., a Las Vegas, Nevada based Mercedes Benz-approved bus manufacturer will be unveiling its new Sprinter-based "Tourismo" mid-sized luxury motorcoach bus product line next week simultaneously at both the United Motorcoach Association (UMA) Expo in Los Angeles, CA and the International Limousine, Charter and Tour (LCT) Show in Las Vegas, NV.
The high-end Tourismo is Meridian's newest in a growing number of product offerings on the popular and eco-friendly Mercedes-Benz Sprinter platform, designed specifically for tour, charter and limousine operators.
The Tourismo's standard 6-foot interior ceiling height, 24-foot overall length, multiple high-end European-style reclining seating configurations including bench, booth or forward-facing arrangements, individual overhead air controls and reading lights, PA system, LED mood and cabin lighting, wood grain commercial flooring, video system, over-sized ducted air conditioning and heating, integrated backup camera, skylights and more, truly redefines luxury travel in a mid-sized platform.
Available options normally reserved exclusively for the Tourismo's behemoth brothers and sisters include mobile Wi-Fi, fire suppression system, infotainment solutions, 110 Volt/USB passenger power outlets, privacy curtains, tire pressure monitoring, even fully-equipped lavatories. In all, over 100 options are available to customize every bus for each operator's individual tastes and requirements for comfort and safety.
"With best-in-class 11,030-pound GVWR, incredibly smooth, quiet and comfortable ride quality and ultra-efficient and notoriously long-lasting diesel engines, the Mercedes Benz Sprinter was our immediate platform choice for the Tourismo mid-size tour bus to answer to our charter clients' ongoing demand for a sub-20 passenger luxury touring coach", said David Ronsen, President and CEO of Meridian Specialty Vehicles, Inc., "Tour guests have become accustomed to high-end accommodations and tour operators are expected to provide luxurious buses, regardless of group size. Until now, operators have had few options other than to operate 40-, 50- or even 60-passenger coaches for a fifteen passenger group. When calculating associated fuel and maintenance costs, that practice simply doesn't add up. The Tourismo solves the problem with a very cost-effective, fully-equipped mini tour bus that achieves an astounding 300+ passenger miles per gallon. Operators will love the best-in-class amenities, including our exclusive luggage bay door and storage system and their passengers will love the privacy and panoramic views provided by the Sprinter's ample, narrow-framed windows and Meridian's exclusive glass plug door."
The Tourismo will be on display at Meridian's booth at UMA (booth # 1425) and at Creative Bus Sales' booth at LCT (both #94).
About Meridian Specialty Vehicles, Inc.
Meridian Specialty Vehicles, Inc. is a leader in the design and manufacture of custom specialty vehicles, shuttle and paratransit buses and passenger vans. Since 1995, Meridian has produced extraordinary vehicles for our customers' extraordinary missions. With a network of over 200 dealers and growing, Meridian is committed to providing our domestic and international customers with high-quality, innovative, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly transportation and mobile-mission-based vehicle solutions combined with outstanding after-sales support. For more information please visit us at www.meridiansv.com.