Diamond Coach Announces New Model

DIAMOND COACH ANNOUNCES NEW MODEL – THE LARGEST COMPOSITE BUS BUILT IN NORTH AMERICA

OSWEGO, Kan. – To meet a growing demand to carry more passengers on a medium duty chassis, Diamond Coach is pleased to announce the newest model to their portfolio, the all new VIP 3500. 

The new Diamond VIP 3500 is the largest composite bus built in North America and provides several unique benefits for tour operators, schools, and church groups.

Occupancy – The VIP 3500 offers the largest passenger rating carrying up to 36 passengers including co-pilot.  Popular floor plans include 35 passengers with overhead luggage and 31 passengers with rear luggage.   

Comfort – For longer road trips, passengers are sure to appreciate having industry leading 83” of interior headroom.  And with generous legroom between seats and 20 square feet of front viewing window, passengers will enjoy every trip.       

Visibility – With large viewing windows for each passenger row, outside viewing will be a breeze. 

Ride quality – Unlike metal buses that creak with every bump and turn, Diamond’s all composite Nida Core construction is smooth and quiet. Diamond buses provide superior sound dampening. For example, Diamond sidewalls are never glued, taped, or filled with Styrofoam.  Diamond has lowered the passenger floor level by designing a unique floor frame structure that is innovative in the bus industry.  All of these details provide the superior ride quality customers expect from a Diamond. 

“Over the past two years, Diamond Coach has elevated the overall passenger quality by providing unique design principles that are revolutionary to our industry.  This now includes the F-550 charter bus that can accommodate 36 passengers…..adding to our every growing portfolio for our loyal dealer network, ” said Kate Strickland, Chief Operations Officer. 

“We are very proud of our team here in Oswego, and look forward to future product launches that will again; announce to the bus market that Diamond Coach is a real player in the industry….as we have the longest tenure in the bus market in building buses so this is not new to our employees as they are used to setting the standard of bus construction and quality,” Strickland added.

“Our dealers have requested the ability to carry more passengers while increasing overall passenger comfort.  We believe the new VIP 3500 meets their requests.  It will be marketed in lengths of 28’, 32’, and 35’ on the Ford 450 and 550 chassis,” said Jeff Crockett, President.

Charlie Mitchell, Senior Sales Representative stated, “Diamond Coach is going to capture a new market by broadening our product line with the new F 550 bus that will afford our dealers more opportunities and another option for bus sales.”

For more information contact:

Caleb Strickland, Business Development Manager

Diamond Coach 2018 VIP Design Enhancements

OSWEGO, Kan. – Diamond Coach announces a new front cap enhancement that enhances driver and pedestrian safety while refreshing the appearance. 

Since January 1st, Diamond dealers have been able to order a new front cap that provides a 30% larger passenger side window.  This additional viewing area not only improves the driver’s opportunity to see on-coming traffic and pedestrian movements but upgrades exterior aesthetics with refined styling lines.  

Commenting on these enhancements, Jeff Crockett, President of Diamond, notes, “Keeping drivers and pedestrians safe is what we do.  We are exceptionally pleased that the new cap design has been well received by the dealer network.”

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Since 1989, Diamond Coach has manufactured rust free, impact resistant buses that provide superior resale value.  Offering a smooth, quiet ride, Diamond buses seat 16-28 riders.  These bus solutions are ideal for hotels, transit and parking authorities, healthcare, tour operators, sports clubs, and churches.  Diamond markets its product through a nationwide team of independent dealers, is headquartered in Oswego, KS, and is part of B12 Transportation Group of Kansas City, MO.

Media Contact:
Cameron Blain
cblain@marketingdepartment.biz
913-747-5535

Diamond Coach Announces New Product Offering: Ford Transit Conversions

Available as a paratransit conversion (as shown), or straight conversion, the Ford Transit is sure to add greater variety for dealers and their customers.

OSWEGO, Kan. – To provide greater support to its dealers and customers, Diamond Coach proudly announces their portfolio of Ford Transit conversions. 

The following Ford Transit conversions are available today based on these trim and engine packages:

  • XLT HR DRW, Gas 3.5L Eco Boost V6
  • XL HR DRW, Gas 3.5L Eco Boost V6 
  • XLT HR DRW, Diesel 3.2L I5
  • XL MR SRW, Gas 3.5L Eco Boost V6  

Popular floor plans include:

  • 14 passengers
  • 9 passengers, or 9 passengers + 1 wheel chair placement
  • 8 passengers + 1 wheel chair placement
  • 6 passengers + 2 wheel chair placements
  • 5 passengers + 2 wheel chair placements
  • 4 passengers + 1 wheel chair placement

To view any of the floor plans listed above, visit the new Transit Nugget web page à then click Floor Plans

“Over the past year, we have tested how to build the Transit conversions and have engineered the most popular floor plans based on dealer feedback.  Whether it’s this new Transit product offering, the enhancements to our VIP front cap, or our enhanced web site, we want our current and prospective dealers to see the visible evidence that Diamond is a trusted business partner that listens,” said Jeff Crockett, President.

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Since 1989, Diamond Coach has manufactured rust free, impact resistant buses that provide superior resale value.  Offering a smooth, quiet ride, Diamond buses seat 16-28 riders.  These bus solutions are ideal for hotels, transit and parking authorities, healthcare, tour operators, sports clubs, and churches.  Diamond markets its product through a nationwide team of independent dealers, is headquartered in Oswego, KS, and is part of B12 Transportation Group of Kansas City, MO.

Media contact:
Cameron Blain
cblain@marketingdepartment.biz
913-747-5535

Mitch Comfort Memorial Golf Outing and Fundraiser

Please join us for the Mitch Comfort Memorial Golf Outing and Fundraiser on Friday, May 18, 2018. The event will take place at the Salina Country Club in Salina, KS. Proceeds from the event will benefit AMBUCS, a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities, as well as the Comfort family.

Mitchell Lee Comfort was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Diamond Coach when he unexpectedly passed last December. Born in Salina, he attended schools in Wells and Minneapolis and was a 1977 graduate of Minneapolis High School in Minneapolis, KS. He married his wife, Sharon Rietbrock, in 1984 and together they built a strong network of family, friends and associates.

Mitch was a great example of what a team leader and friend should be. His positive attitude and love for people will be missed. We honor his legacy and celebrate his life by coming together for this event while raising money for a charitable cause.

For event information, registration or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.mitchcomfort.com.