“Volvo has always consistently produced quality vehicles”, explained Solus Director, Andy Garratt. “These two new B9Rs offer us the perfect size, fuel efficient coaches for multi-purpose usage and it’s reassuring to know that we have the quality Volvo back-up and support should we require it”.
“Duncan Crosby, Volvo Bus Regional Sales Manager has been promoting the virtues of the Volvo product to us for a while now and we felt the time was right for us to invest,” continued Andy Garratt.
Solus Coaches new B9Rs are fitted with a Volvo D9B Euro 5 fuel efficient engine, capable of producing 380hp and linked to the highly acclaimed and operationally proven Volvo I-Shift, 12 speed fully automated gearbox.
The new coaches are each equipped to carry 53 passengers, with the electronically controlled air suspension system providing a high level of ride comfort. A centre demountable toilet, a rear servery and air conditioning feature on the vehicles and passenger entertainment has also been carefully considered with on-board entertainment system with TV monitors and full CD/DVD capability.
“I’ve been speaking to Solus Coaches for quite some time now,” confirmed Volvo Bus Regional Sales Manager Duncan Crosby. “They have seven Volvo coaches within their fleet, but they haven’t had a new Volvo vehicle in quite a while. To be able to conclude this deal for two new B9Rs really is excellent”.
Solus Coaches new B9Rs will be used across their complete range of tour offerings including private hire, mini breaks and continental excursions.
3 November 2011
Caption for image: Solus Coaches has recently taken delivery of two new Volvo B9R coaches with Plaxton Panther bodies