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New 72-seat Plaxton Leopard is fifth for Apple Travel

Published: 16 Jan 2023

Alexander Dennis, a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, today announced that it has supplied a high-capacity Plaxton Leopard coach to Berkshire operator Apple Travel.

Fitted with 72 seats in a 3+2 arrangement, the new Plaxton Leopard offers plenty of capacity for school transport and hires. Passengers are able to board quickly even in tight locations thanks to the type’s in-swing front door, while wheelchair users are accommodated with a side-mounted lift meeting PSV Accessibility Regulations.

Proving the Plaxton Leopard’s versatility, the new vehicle is the fifth of its kind for the independent company, which operates a fleet of 18 vehicles from its base in Maidenhead.

Chris Pusey, Transport Manager at Apple Travel, welcomed the new coach: “We provide our school clients with a safe and modern fleet and pride ourselves in regular investment. The Plaxton Leopard offers us the best choice for a high-capacity, accessible coach that’s reliable to run and holds its value well.”

Mark Taylor, Regional Sales Manager at Alexander Dennis, added: “When it comes to versatile coaches with high capacity and great flexibility to adapt to different uses in later life, there is nothing like the Plaxton Leopard. It has been a pleasure to continue the business relationship with Sam and Chris and I’m delighted they continue to support British coach manufacturing with the latest addition to their fleet.”