Shiel Buses places order for a new Mercedes-Benz Tourismo

A high mileage and arduous route has highlighted a fantastic return on fuel economy, vehicle handling and reliability, prompting Fort William-based Shiel Buses to order another Tourismo.

The family-owned Scottish operator, with over 40 years of experience in the bus and coach industry, operates school and service contracts as well as offering bus and coach tours in the West Lochaber area and beyond.

With a modern fleet of 48 vehicles of all sizes, most of which are PSVAR-compliant, Shiel Buses can cater for every occasion. 

On the latest order placed with Mercedes-Benz, Director, David MacGillivray explains: “The driver and passenger feedback on the Tourismo has been really positive since we bought two in 2018.

“Both Tourismos were purchased initially for our Citylink contract, which runs from Skye and Fort William in the Scottish Highlands to Glasgow and back – this high mileage and arduous route has highlighted a fantastic return on fuel economy, vehicle handling and reliability.

“The vehicle build quality coupled with the new safety features on the new Tourismo Coach such as the front collision guard enhances the vehicle perfectly.

“The support we receive by the aftersales team together with the Tourismo’s performance from 2018 has made the decision to purchase another Tourismo in 2020 an easy one.”

Shiel Buses is supported by Mobile Technician, Ross Meechin, who operates in the remote highland regions of Scotland for EvoBus.

The new Tourismo ordered by Shiel Buses has been supplied by Mercedes-Benz Coach Sales at EvoBus (UK).

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