Gold Coast based bus line, Surfside  has given MAN Truck & Bus an order of 15 buses to service the Gold Coast and across the border to the Tweed Shire in NSW.

The fleet of 15 MAN LE 19.320 Euro 5 route buses feature low entry and low floors ensuring great accessibility along with ‘unparalleled’ comfort for drivers and passengers according to MAN .

With the first unit delivered yesterday, the remainder of the units are scheduled for delivery between now and the end of the year.

“MAN Truck & Bus and Penske Australia have a long-standing relationship with Surfside Buslines’ sister company SkyBus in Australia and New Zealand, so it’s fantastic to be able to extend our partnership to Surfside Buslines, now part of Kinetic Group,” said Crinel Geaboc, head of bus and coach at Penske Australia.

“Surfside Buslines was looking for a low entry solution that was very reliable, fuel efficient, and high performing with outstanding service intervals, and the LE 19.320 Euro 5 delivers exactly that.

“At 320 hp, the Euro 5 engine is powerful yet economical and whisper-quiet making it ideal for highly-populated areas.

“This 4×2 RC2 configuration has a favourably high gross vehicle mass of 19 tonnes and comes with an electronically-controlled air suspension and an electronic braking system.

“We are confident that these buses will be well accepted by the team at Surfside Buslines and members of the public.”