Limousine Charter & Tour

September 2016

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LIMOUSINE, CHARTER & TOUR SEPTEMBER 2016 29 vide consistent and reliable maintenance service and parts. In Mexico, where Iri- zar sells its buses through a separate distributor, the OEM has captured 60% of the mo- torcoach market. It ranks No. 1 in Spain with 45% to 50% of the market, and has 20% to 25% of the market in the United Kingdom. Irizar sold 20 vehicles in its first 60 days during July and August, delivering most to tour operators. The com- pany has strong relationships with some of the larger line run operators worldwide, and a long history with Hispanic operators of commuter ser- vices, Haggerty says. The common color choice among U.S. clients so far is white, with a few customers requesting silver and blue col- ored models. Of course, black- on-black is available for limo industry luxury tastes. — Las Vegas." A Los Angeles area location is planned soon. Pricing & Sales While the full retail price on the two i6 models are $525,000 and $570,000, Haggerty stress- es limousine operations are eligible for discounts. Standard depreciation on a new motor- coach runs about 15% the first year, and then another 10% every year after that, depend- ing on mileage. "We will mostly sell the i6 super cargo to the limo indus- try, although the bus will be priced similar to every other highline bus being offered," Haggerty says. INA Bus Sales aims to sell about 50 i6s in the U.S. from through July 2017, and then 75 annually after that, even- tually trying to get 10-15% of the OEM motorcoach mar- ket within four years. INA wants to be sure its growth is measured enough to pro- "INA can take advantage of CH properties in Orlando, Dallas, New Jersey, San Francisco and Leasing is Bright TITUS LEASING COMPANY - THE BRIGHT CHOICE Partner with Titus Leasing Company and experience the brightest ideas when it comes to leasing. Call us today to find out how we can help you improve your bottom line. 800-227-3965 I gies between the two compa- nies that can benefit operators throughout the U.S.," he adds. FASTFACTS IRIZAR I6 MODELS: Standard and Super Cargo PASSENGERS: 56 + 1 + 1 LUGGAGE CAPACITY: 476 cu.ft. standard / 620 cu.ft. super cargo PARCEL RACK COMPARTMENT VOLUME: 56.5 cu.ft. FREE-STANDING AISLE HEIGHT: 78 in. BUS LENGTH: 45-ft HEIGHT: 12.23 in. / 12.89 in. WIDTH: 102 in. TURNING CIRCLE: 40.8 ft. MAX AUTHORIZED WEIGHT: 54,000 lbs. MOTOR: Cummins ISX TRANSMISSION: 6-speed Allison B500 FUEL CAPACITY: 210 gallons MAX TORQUE: 1,700 lb-ft. • STANDARD PASSENGER AMENITIES: Individual A/C and lighting, 3-pt. seat belts, armrests, footrests, bathroom in back, LED interior lighting • OPTIONAL PASSENGER AMENITIES: Moquette seats, leather seats, seats with leather inserts, 2+1 wider seating floor plan, coat hangers behind seats, seatback tables, magazine nets, 110V plug sockets for each seat, aircraft style locker lids; Bosch DVD, multiple monitor, and audio equipment; WiFi Internet, wood laminate flooring. RETAIL PRICES: $525,000 / $570,000 (negotiated discounting available) SOURCES: Irizar/INA and LCT

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