“We are delighted with the vehicle and the service we received,” explained O’Connors. “We have used the same dealership – McCarthy’s Commerical, for the last seven years and the support that Volvo provides us all over the country is second to none”.
The new vehicle joins O’Connor’s 12 strong fleet which is primarily used for private hire engagements, student travel and tour groups.
“It’s a trouble free coach that meets customer comfort requirements and it’s good on fuel economy. A key thing for us is how the drivers feel about the vehicle, because they have to be comfortable driving it over long distances – and they all seem to love it!”.
The 51 seater Volvo B9R with I-Shift transmission incorporates Sunsundegui bodywork and is customised in the distinctive white O’Connor’s livery. The interior of the vehicle features 51 stylish club class executive half leather seats, a functional centre demountable toilet and two high spec television monitors.
Hot and cold running water, climate control, Wi-fi and CCTV are all installed for customer comfort and safety. With an integrated audio visual system, incorporating satellite navigation, the B9R ticked all the boxes for forward thinking O’Connor Coaches.
O’Connors added, “We continue to be well supported in every respect by Volvo and will, no doubt be specifying Volvo again in the future”.
James Hyde, Volvo Coach Sales Manager (UK & Ireland) commented “We have built up an excellent relationship with O’Connors through the McCarthy’s Commercial Dealership and look forward to continuing to work with them in the future”.