Safeguard Coaches has chosen a Plaxton Leopard coach on a Volvo chassis for its Farnham Coaches fleet. This vehicle offers customers maximum capacity and a high specification. The new 70 seat vehicle will make a real impression says Managing Director Andrew Halliday, ‘The new Leopard is a good looking vehicle and the Volvo chassis gives us the reliability we need. Although offering us maximum capacity, it feels spacious, particularly as it is longer and therefore boasts better leg room in comparison to other 70 seat coaches.

The new Leopard features 70 fixed seats in three plus two formation with three point seatbelts trimmed in red patterned moquette. The high specification includes curtains and red soft trim to the luggage racks, contrasting with grey carpeting and roof lining, together with climate control incorporating a forward roof mounted Thermo-King air conditioning unit. The vehicle has radio/DVD/CD entertainment system with public address facility.

Underneath the Plaxton coachwork, the environmentally-friendly Euro 6 Volvo B8R chassis incorporates a rear mounted Volvo 8-litre engine and ZF automated gearbox. Externally, the Leopard has been finished by Plaxton in Farnham Coaches’ red and cream livery complete with branding.

The stainless steel framed Plaxton Leopard is lower in build than the Panther range and features a pivot entrance door to meet operators’ requirement for improved boarding times.

Safeguard Coaches is a long established family owned coach hire business which has owned Farnham Coaches since 1988. Concentrating on quality private hire and contract work Safeguard Coaches and Farnham Coaches operate 39 vehicles from premises in Guildford and Farnham, Surrey. Seating capacities from 16 to 70 are offered and the company can also offer vehicles accommodating one wheelchair user along with up to 34 other passengers for fairly local trips.

The new Plaxton Leopard was supplied by Plaxton Coach Sales at Anston, Sheffield.