Luxury Coach & Transportation

March 2019

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COVER STORY: BUS MANUFACTURERS Grech Arsenal: How The Industry's Leading Coachbuilder Designed A Bus For Every Need These eight models of all sizes can transport a variety of groups among local and long distance destinations. Article provided by Grech Motors / Photos by Lyle Okihara F or the industry-leading coachbuilder, Grech Motors, innova- tion never stops. As the top coachbuilder in a constantly evolv- ing and shifting industry, Grech Motors doesn't just adapt — it sets the trend. Its founder and CEO, Ed Grech , and his design and production teams, have the uncanny ability to predict market trends and develop vehicles that meet their customers' needs. anks to their two latest models, the EG40 and the recently released GM24, the company has created a diverse lineup that can meet the needs of every operator in any market. e flagship vehicle in the Grech Motors arsenal is their EG40, which features an exclusive patent-pending design and debuted last year as the industry's first unibody Freightliner mini-coach with full pass- through underbelly luggage. With seating for up to 39 with a lavatory and 41 without, the EG40 provides operators with a cost-effective solu- tion to transporting larger groups that normally require a motorcoach. "e EG40 is a great vehicle that bridges the gap between a small mini-coach and large motorcoach, which creates so much flexibility for operators and allows you to serve both large and small groups," says Jorge Sanchez , CEO of Denver-based Hermes Worldwide Transpor- tation, and the first operator to add EG40s to his fleet. With the EG40's success in the larger model range, Grech turned its focus to the smaller range of vehicles. Its most recent model, the GM24, is a 14-passenger minibus built on the Ford E-450 chassis. is vehicle was designed in response to operator demands for a vehicle smaller than the GM28 (also built on the Ford E-450 chassis), but big- ger than the Grech Sprinter. "ere's a sweet spot in the smaller minibus market the new GM24 hits, not just for capacity, but price point as well," says AJ Thurber , Grech Motors VP of sales and marketing. Here's an overview of the Grech Arsenal in its entirety: 1 4 LUXURY COACH & TRANSPORTATION MARCH 2019 GM24 The GM24 is the latest Grech Motors model, designed specifically for small group moves that need more space than a Sprinter, but don't need a midsize or large mini-coach, yet still want the a high level of quality and luxury in design and comfort. • Capacity: Up to 14 passengers with rear luggage, or 16 passengers without rear luggage • Chassis: Ford E-450 • GVWR: 14,500 • Engine: 6.8L Triton V10 gas engine • Gas tank: Single 40 gallon fuel tank Learn more at www.grechmotors.com GM28 The GM28 was created in response to customer demand. It features the hallmark Grech quality with significantly more standard features than competitors' buses, at a very attractive price. • Capacity: Up to 23 passengers with rear luggage, or 25 passengers without rear luggage • Chassis: Ford E-450 • GVWR: 14,500 • Engine: 6.8L Triton V10 gas engine • Gas tank: Single 40 gallon fuel tank Learn more at www.grechmotors.com/gm28-e450- shuttle-bus-for-sale GM33 The GM33 is built on Ford's redesigned F-550 chassis and is the perfect midsize bus for most group transportation needs. Grech Motors' patented panoramic front viewing window creates a more spacious experience normally associated with bigger buses. • Capacity: Up to 28 passengers with rear luggage, or 32 passengers without rear luggage • Chassis: Ford F-550 • GVWR: 19,500 • Engine: 6.7L Power Stroke diesel or 6.8L Triton V10 gas engine • Gas tank: Single 40 gallon fuel tank Learn more at www.grechmotors.com/f550#f550- shuttle-bus-for-sale

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