30 Oct 2016


The first right-hand drive (RHD) version Futura FDD2 double-decker with a length of 14.1 metres will be delivered to Galleon Travel of Essex. With its sophisticated, streamlined, modern design, the VDL Futura FDD2 is the showpiece in the high-end VDL Futura family. With various capacity options, this double-decker offers both the discerning holidaymaker and the intercity business traveller a comfortable and fitting transport solution.

The use of a newly developed upper-deck floor made of lightweight sandwich material has made it possible to achieve a generous 1.86 m of standing height on the lower deck. 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 feeling of having plenty of space and an optimal view. Light weight plus a fuel-efficient powertrain equals financial benefit for the coach operator. The vehicle’s low kerb weight makes it possible to carry more passengers, and a light vehicle consumes less fuel. For the coach operator this means double benefit – more paying passengers and lower fuel costs – resulting in Profit of Ownership.

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. It radiates unity and harmony, enhancing the travel experience and providing luxurious travel for passengers headed to a holiday destination or business appointment.

The VDL Futura FDD2-141 for Galleon Travel has a spacious 86+1+1 seat layout and luxurious seats. Every seating location has a USB connection. In the lower deck and upper deck there are 2 video monitors, and there is digital TV and a DVD player. The fully furnished and fully equipped kitchen provides everything needed to provide meals and refreshments while under way. RGB interior lighting contributes to a pleasant travel experience.


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