Stuttgart / Brussels – The new Mercedes-Benz Tourismo high-deck touring coach is celebrating its world premiere today in Brussels. After almost 20 years, the high-deck touring coach has now been fully remodelled takes up a long history of success. With 26,000 vehicles sold since launch, the predecessor is a real best-seller. In 2016 alone, more than 2,000 units were handed over to customers. This corresponds to around a 20 per cent market share in Europe and makes it the most successful coach in Europe. The outlook for the successor is more than promising, for in the continuously growing coach and intercity bus market the new Tourismo will in future set standards in terms of fuel efficiency, comfort and safety.
"The Mercedes-Benz Tourismo is the most successful European coach
of all time and an essential driver for the success of Daimler Buses. In order to continue to lay claim to the market leadership in this segment in future, we have invested around 400 million euros in the development and production of our new coach generations at Daimler Buses. This now makes our Mercedes-Benz best-seller even more economical, comfortable and safe," says Hartmut Schick, Head of Daimler Buses.