New Tourismo M for KT’s Coaches
Based in Kendal, Cumbria, KT’s Coaches of Kendal was founded in 2011 by Chris Stainton and Yvette Wheeler. The operator was founded following the closure of fourth-generation private hire operator Stainton’s Coaches and boasts a modern fleet used on local and school contracts, day excursions and extended tours in the UK and Europe.
The company has now taken delivery of its first Mercedes-Benz Tourismo M, built to Touring Plus specification and seating 53 in leather Luxline upholstery.
With Chris Stainton’s 90 years of family history in the coaching industry, KT’s Coaches has grown significantly in five years. He attributes the success of his new business to the return of Stainton’s Coaches’ loyal clients: “My name means a lot in this town, which I didn’t think it did. When people ring up for a quote and hear the name Stainton, it means something and it’s mainly because of the loyalty of Kendal folk.”
The new Tourismo M is powered by a Mercedes-Benz OM 470, 315kW engine combined with an 8-speed PowerShift automated gearbox.