First 13-metre VDL Futura FDD2 double-decker delivered to Roland Zemp Carreisen in Switzerland

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The first VDL Futura FDD2 with a length of 13 metres was delivered to Roland Zemp Carreisen in Switzerland on 22 July. This variant of the Futura double-decker, with more compact length, offers a spacious seating capacity for up to 84 passengers, and the reduced length makes it highly manoeuvrable. The lightweight modular construction in combination with the fuel-efficient powertrain and aerodynamic shape guarantee low fuel consumption and thus low CO2 emissions. The VDL Futura FDD2 is the ideal coach for those who value Profit of Ownership.

With the purchase of this new VDL double-decker our entire VDL fleet is now completely up-to-date. We want to offer our passengers the best possible service when they travel with us, and this ultra-luxurious double-decker provides ultimate comfort and safety,” says director Roland Zemp.

The VDL Futura FDD2 travel experience

The Interior of the Futura FDD2 is characterized by round corners, good workmanship, modern, light colours, lightweight materials and spacious standing heights on the lower and upper decks. The headroom on the lower deck is a surprising 186 cm. It radiates unity and harmony, enhancing the travel experience and providing luxurious travel for passengers headed to a holiday destination or business appointment. A true innovation is the improvement of the driver's upward viewing angle, achieved by sloping the floor of the upper deck upwards at the windscreen. This gives the driver the feeling of having plenty of space and an optimal view.

The VDL Futura FDD2-130 for Roland Zemp Carreisen is optimally outfitted. Safety is paramount, so the vehicle is equipped with the latest safety assistance systems. Passenger and driver comfort are also very important. This double-decker has a spacious 71+1+1 seat layout and luxurious seats. Every seating location has a USB connection. In the lower deck and upper deck there are two video monitors, and there is digital TV and a DVD player. There are also catering facilities and a kitchen. Thanks to the very spaciously arranged interior and the very generous luggage compartment the double-decker offers plenty of room for passengers and their luggage.

Roland Zemp Carreisen

Roland Zemp Carreisen is a family business established in 1999 that places great value on quality. The Roland Zemp fleet consists of 6 VDL vehicles. Roland Zemp Carreisen offer personal, flexible service and have an extensive travel programme. Their focus is on school trips, airport transfers, domestic and international group travel and long-distance transport to various destinations within Europe.

About VDL Bus & CouchVDL logo

The core activities of VDL Bus & Coach consist of the development, manufacturing, sales and after-sales service of a wide range of buses, coaches and chassis modules and the purchase and sales of second-hand buses as well. VDL Bus & Coach consists of multiple bus companies that operate cooperatively in the global market. Manufacturing takes place in the Netherlands and Belgium.

VDL Bus & Coach places aspects such as quality, safety, durability, comfort, the environment, low fuel consumption and low maintenance costs in high regard.

Sales of VDL Bus & Coach products take place through a worldwide network consisting of corporate-owned sales offices, importers and agents in more than 30 countries. This makes it possible to offer custom-made transport solutions.

For after-sales service and maintenance, the client can count on rapid, hassle-free assistance from VDL Bus & Coach employees in any of the many service locations.
An extensive distribution network ensures that spare parts and accessories are delivered to the requested destination as quickly as possible.

VDL Bus & Coach is one of the largest bus producers in Europe.

VDL Groep, with its head office in Eindhoven (The Netherlands), is an international industrial company focused on the development, production and sales of semi-finished products, buses & coaches and other finished products and the assembly of cars. Since the founding in 1953 this family-owned company has grown to include 85 operating companies, spread over 19 countries with more than 10,000 employees. The strength of VDL Groep lies in the mutual cooperation between the companies.

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