The family run firm, established in 1948, had never bought Volvo until two years ago, but have been so impressed by the performance of their two B12Bs they run on the touring side of the business, they felt the time was right to invest in a new Volvo for their regional UK work.
Specified with Volvo’s common rail D7E 7 litre engine rated at 290hp, coupled to a ZF six speed fully automatic gearbox, the new coach boasts full climate control, fridge, satellite navigation and reversing camera. And, as capacity is a key requirement for Greys, seating has been increased from 53 to 57, all with headrests and footrests.
“We’ve been very impressed with Volvo, both from a product point of view and with the after-sales service,” explained Managing Director, Richard Grey. “Our local dealer is close at hand, which makes servicing and maintenance very easy and the coaches themselves have been well received by drivers and passengers alike.
“This time around we wanted a good all-purpose vehicle and the B7R is ideally suited. The seven litre engine optimises fuel economy while the Sunsundegui bodywork ensures it stands out from the crowd.
“I’m also pleased to report that it is continuing the Volvo trend of high levels of customer satisfaction. This vehicle started earning its keep the day it was delivered, has barely stood still since and we’ve enjoyed excellent feedback all round. That’s the sort of value for money we’re looking for and we’re pleased to see Volvo keeping up the good work!”
Volvo’s Coach Sales Manager, James Hyde added, “The breadth and quality of the current Volvo range means that, whatever a customer’s requirements, we’re confident we can supply the solution.”
11th June 2009
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Greys of Ely have taken their first Volvo B7R for their regional UK work.