With up to 87 seats, the PlaxtonPanorama double deck coach is a versatile choice for intercity coach operation, commuter express services as well as high-capacity touring.
65 of the seats are on the upper deck, accessed via staircases at the front and centre of the coach. Different lower saloon layouts are available to offer wheelchair access through the front or centre door, depending on operator requirement. A sliding seat system enables rapid conversion to provide a wheelchair position complying with Public Service Vehicle Accessibility Regulations.
The 14.5m Panorama is built to an overall height of 4.0m – facilitating international tours – and shares much of its body structure with Plaxton’s Elitei interdeck coach, giving parts commonality and making it a good fit for mixed fleets. Total luggage capacity is 10.1m3, of which 6.8m3 are in a flat floor luggage hold above the rear axles and engine. This hold is easily loaded along its entire length through locker doors on both sides of the vehicle, as well as a nearside full height compartment access door.
Based on the three-axle Volvo B11RLE chassis, the Plaxton Panorama is powered by a 460hp Euro 6 engine matched to Volvo’s I-Shift automated manual transmission. It also has safety built in with forward collision warning, emergency braking and lane keeping support systems provided. Plaxton’s standard stainless steel structure provides a strong, lightweight body frame with durability and peace of mind built in.