“At KB Coaches we’ve been specifying Volvo for over 13 years,” commented Andy Francis, a Partner at the Gloucestershire based coach company. “We’re currently running seven Volvos and four of those are B7Rs with Sunsundegui body, so we knew exactly what we were getting with this latest coach.
“The new vehicle has been in operation for a few months now and it has delivered pretty much exactly what we expected from our experience with the other B7Rs. It is economic, reliable and is perfect for the various types of work that we do.”
KB Coaches’ new Volvo B7R has been used on private hire contracts, tour work and local contracts. The rear engine vehicle features the 7.1 litre Volvo D7E engine, which combines fuel injection with common rail technology, offering a broad torque range, as well as low fuel consumption, low emissions and a long service life.
The coach features a courier seat and 41 passenger seats. It has a rear mounted toilet and features a TV screen connected to a CD/DVD system.
Stylish Sunsundegui bodywork adds to the overall finish of the vehicle. “The body undoubtedly helps the overall product,” continued Andy Francis. “It has that sleek look that you see on the trains these days and it just provides an extra professional finish to a reliable chassis.”
Back-up and support for the new vehicle is supplied by Volvo dealership Wales & West and Andy Francis was quick to praise Volvo’s aftermarket support. “We deal with Stuart Rutherford at Wales & West and we know that our vehicles are going to be serviced and maintained properly. It is one of the most reassuring factors when specifying Volvo Bus.”
The new B7R coach was sold to KB Coaches by Regional Sales Manager, David Stevenson, who retires from Volvo Bus at the end of this month. “David has always been extremely knowledgeable and good to do business with. We certainly wish him well for the future,” concluded Andy Francis.
“KB Coaches are keen advocates of the Volvo chassis,” explained David Stevenson. “It was pleasing to conclude another sale of a B7R to them before my retirement.”
16 October 2013
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KB Coaches have purchased a new 10 metre Volvo B7R coach with Sunsundegui body.