London Hire goes “Bigger”
To add to their fleet of ever growing 16 seat Sprinter Coachbuilt vehicles from Mellor, London Hire have now taken the bold move, to order a batch of 31 seat Mercedes Vario vehicles from the same Coachbuilder. The vehicle is unique in that no other builder can offer this number of seats. Geoff Hudson, Sales & Marketing Director explained that “With the Type Approval process, seating capacities were threatened; however, at Mellor we realised the 31 seat configuration was a much needed product. Our engineers started from the chassis upwards and completely redesigned our vehicle taking weight out wherever possible” He went on “We still needed to maintain the overall structural strength to pass the roll-over test, but our quest was successful and the 31 seat remains a part of the Mellor portfolio and is Fully Type Approved”
The vehicles will be joining the London Hire fleet later this year.