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9th January 2016

Coleman Milne all systems “Go!” for new vehicles

Following the successful launch of the Norwood Classic at the 2015 National Funeral Exhibition, Coleman Milne are proud to announce that their latest range of funeral vehicles is now available for demonstrations. The eagerly-awaited range is comprised of the Norwood Hearse with its contemporary styling, the more traditional Norwood Classic Hearse and the luxurious Rosedale Limousine.
Developed in-house at Coleman Milne’s headquarters and working closely with Ford, the new range is based on the new shape Mondeo, building on this core-vehicle’s impressive reputation for innovation, quality and reliability. All the vehicles in the new range have been CAD designed and constructed from the outset rather than the usual practice of reverse-engineering an existing vehicle. This non-compromising, design-driven approach creates a more structurally efficient vehicle. Add in a reduced build time and a significant decrease in the potential for quality control issues and it is easy to see why expectations have been so high.
Combined with a robust and reliable after-sales support service, the high design and technical specifications of the range ensure a stylish, efficient, problem-free fleet for the busy funeral director. All vehicles are available with 2.0 Ecoboost petrol or diesel engines and are available at extremely competitive prices representing exceptional value for money.
Coleman Milne has long enjoyed an enviably close working relationship with Ford which has borne fruit on this project with the recent confirmation of European Type Approval for all three vehicles in the new range. A first for Coleman Milne, the awarding of approval in these demanding and stringent tests opens up the vast European market to the Norwood and Rosedale.
Coleman Milne Managing Director, Geoff Hudson said,

“There has been a tangible “buzz” about these vehicles and both customer and industry anticipation has been at an unprecedented high as we developed the range. Now, the time to launch has arrived and we are extremely confident that the funeral industry will embrace our new vehicles with as much enthusiasm as we have had throughout the design and build process. With a full order book for the new range up to Summer 2016, the future of Coleman Milne is in great shape thanks to the team behind Norwood and Rosedale.”