Alexander Dennis, a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, today announced that it has handed over two new Plaxton Leopard coaches to Aziz Coach Service.

The latest deliveries take the total number of Plaxton Leopard coaches in the Birmingham-based fleet to eight. The type makes up more than half of the fleet of the well-established family business, which was founded in 1960.

The new coaches have been finished to a high specification with great kerb appeal, with a painted roof, gull-wing mirrors, additional marker lights and roof-mounted air horns. Each Leopard has 72 fully belted seats, giving them maximum capacity for school contracts and hires, with USB charging plugs provided. Wheelchair users can be accommodated via a side-mounted lift and destination equipment is provided, ensuring the coaches meet PSV Accessibility Regulations (PSVAR).

Like all Plaxton Leopard coaches, they are built on the fuel-efficient and reliable Volvo B8R chassis.

Simon Wood (centre) handing over the two new Plaxton Leopard coaches to Aziz Coach Service Transport Managers Salmaan Aziz and Aamir Aziz.

Aziz Coach Service Directors, Yasar and Nazir Hussain, commented: “The Plaxton Leopard is the workhorse of our fleet, bringing together capacity, reliability and ease of operation. When it came to adding another two new coaches to our fleet, it was therefore an easy choice to pick the Leopard again, and the Plaxton team has exceeded expectations again with their attention to detail in finishing the vehicles to our specification.”

Alexander Dennis Sales Manager New & Used Coach Sales, Simon Wood, handed over the vehicles and said: “I would like to thank Yasar for the repeat business, which supports British coachbuilding and ensures investment is kept in the economy. It is a delight to see these latest Plaxton Leopard coaches hitting the road and we all look forward to continuing to support Aziz Coach Service.”