ALAN MILLAR reports on the highlights of this year’s two-day NEC show, which may have been missing some of the biggest players but still had several innovations and new launches on display for visitors making the journey to Birmingham in search of the latest trends and technology

The prototype Caetano Levante III on Volvo B11R chassis, a 14.9m 59-seater.
The 12.3m new generation Mercedes-Benz Tourismo.

Coach & Bus UK was always going to be a modest event. It is the smaller of the two-yearly shows at the National Exhibition Centre, held over two days just a fortnight before Busworld Europe draws most of the major manufacturers — and a goodly number of smaller ones as well — to Belgium where they will invariably make their major announcements and reveal their latest products.

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