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04 November 2008 12:00 GMT / Scania in the United Kingdom

New Scania OmniExpress sets the standard for high-capacity touring coaches

Being launched at EuroBus Expo 2008, (National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, 4-6 November 2008), the new Scania OmniExpress is the latest addition to Scania's fully-built up Omni range of passenger carrying vehicles.

Positioned broadly between the Scania Irizar i4 and the Scania Irizar Century, the Scania OmniExpress is a versatile tourer intended for those seeking exceptional levels of quality in a high-capacity coach.

A choice of three Scania OmniExpress models – 340 4x2 (3,400mm high,12.8m overall length), 360 4x2 (3,600mm high, 12.8m overall length) and 360 6x2*4 (3,600mm high, 14m overall length with a steering rear-axle) – is offered together with a wide selection of options catering for a variety of modern day coaching needs. 

In 4x2 configuration, the 340 has 55 seats, plus driver and courier seats, a centre door and centre-mounted toilet while the 360 seats 51, plus driver and courier, with a centre door and centre sunken toilet.  The 6x2*4 format provides 63 seats, plus driver and courier seats, with centre door and centre sunken toilet.

Scania's proven Euro 4 Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) technology is used across the range to ensure each Scania OmniExpress model delivers excellent fuel economy and cost-effective operation without the use of fuel additives.

"As a Scania product entirely built in Scandinavia, with our Finnish bodybuilding partner Lahden responsible for constructing and fitting the coachwork, the Scania OmniExpress is a quality coach designed for flexibility and to maximise operators' profit potential," comments Mark Grant, Bus, Coach and Engine Sales Director for Scania (Great Britain) Limited.

"What's more, as a complete vehicle from Scania, every component fitted to the Scania OmniExpress is fully backed and supported by the 1,000-strong international Scania network."