“We were all big admirers of the 9700, the drivers and the passengers all seemed to like it, so it made sense to have a look at Volvo’s latest model when purchasing our new vehicle,” explained Ross Travel Owner, Peter Ross.
Ross Travel pride themselves on only selecting top of the range coaches and they were keen that their latest vehicle met these high standards. “It’s a well built and highly specked vehicle,” continued Peter Ross. “We’ve only had it for a couple of weeks and it’s already been up to Scotland twice on tour excursions”.
The Euro 5 coach features a rear mounted 6-cylinder 13-litre Volvo engine attached to a 12 speed I-Shift gearbox. It has electronically controlled disc brakes as standard and also includes an integrated air conditioning system.
Featuring 53 ‘Scandinavian Nugget’ seats with leather trim, a demountable toilet, a servery, two integrated TV monitors and a top of the range multi-media system with CD/DVD and iPod capabilities. The new coach has been chosen with passenger comfort in mind. It also includes an on-board satellite navigation system and the latest TV, DVD, on board entertainment system.
Specified with Ross Travel’s recognisable livery on a Red and Silver coloured three axle body, the new coach combines stunning aesthetic appeal, with top of the range safety and performance. “The back-up support you get with Volvo certainly played a part in our decision,” explained Peter Ross. “The new coach is completely Volvo, so it’s important to us that they offer that service”.
Volvo Bus Regional Sales Manager, Philip Illingworth, said “We were delighted to support a valued customer like Ross Travel in finding a new vehicle which met their requirements. Their new 9700 is really an impressive vehicle and from what I understand they have been very pleased with it so far”.
22 August 2011
Caption for image: Ross Travel Group of Featherstone, West Yorkshire has taken delivery of a new three axle Volvo 9700 coach to replace an existing 9700.