VAN HOOL DELIVERS THE FIRST DOUBLE DECKER WITH 100 SEATS in Belgium TO M.G. Cars
- The Van Hool TDX27 Astromega is the first double decker in Belgium to have 100 seats.
- MG Cars opts for ecological, economical and ergonomic benefits.
Koningshooikt - Van Hool, the Belgian independent bus, coach and industrial vehicle manufacturer, is supplying a Van Hool TDX27 Astromega to M.G. CARS in Ittre. This is a first for Belgium: the very first double decker with as many as one hundred seats (98 passengers + 1 guide + 1 driver).
By improving capacity this vehicle is particularly suited to short and medium length journeys. The increased capacity also ensures that one vehicle is adequate to transport a large group of people, without compromising on seat comfort or leg room. Plus, fewer vehicles on the road offers ecological advantages thanks to fewer emissions, and economic advantages thanks to less diesel consumption. At the same time, this will help to overcome the severe shortage of bus drivers in the sector.
The large capacity for passengers makes this an excellent vehicle for groups, schools, societies and companies with the added practical advantage that the group can stay together in one vehicle during the journey and only one coach parking space is required.
To offer passengers the highest level of comfort while they travel, this Van Hool TDX27 Astromega has been fitted with a powerful 530 PK DAF engine (390 kW) in combination with a ZF Traxon automatic transmission.
Van Hool is an independent bus, coach and industrial vehicle manufacturer, based in Koningshooikt (Belgium). The company was founded in 1947. The vast majority of their products are destined for Europe and North America. Van Hool has over 3,500 employees worldwide, with most of them based at its production sites in Koningshooikt (Belgium) and Skopje (northern Macedonia).
M.G. CARS was founded in 1987 and is mainly active in pupil transport for the international schools in Brussels and the surrounding areas.
Editors, for information please contact:
Dirk Snauwaert - Communications Manager Van Hool
Bernard Van Hoolstraat 58, 2500 Lier (Koningshooikt) - BELGIUM
Autocars M.G. CARS
Marc Gilbert, Gérant
26 rue Laverland, 1460 ITTRE, BELGIQUE.