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New-look Panther for 2011

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Plaxton is launching a face-lifted Panther for the 2011 season, incorporating elements of the styling of its flagship Elite and with engineering changes to reduce its weight by around five per cent.

“Panther has an incredible following and has maintained its popularity throughout the 11 years of production,” says Plaxton sales director Kevin Wood. “We were conscious of the criticism levelled at some of our competitors for making change for change’s sake and we’ve been careful to evolve Panther over the years rather than take a completely different direction. Generation 2 Panther follows this strategy.” There are almost 2,000 examples of the Panther, and the associated Paragon, in operation.

Initially the Generation 2 Panther will be available in lengths of 12.8m on the Volvo B9R, and 15m on the new B13RT. Examples of both will be at next month’s Euro Bus Expo.

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