“This is particularly pleasing repeat business for us,” explained Volvo Bus Regional Sales Manager, Phil Fletcher. “It demonstrates the exceptional quality of our product and service and the extended body options we have available thanks to our ongoing partnership with MCV.
“The continued and extended operation of these new tour buses in London allows us to gain great exposure for our open top Volvo product,” he continued. “We have had excellent feedback from the operator and look forward to continuing that relationship.”
Supplied from Volvo’s plant in Borås, Sweden the chassis were bodied at the MCV plant in Egypt, before being shipped to the UK and delivered to Golden Tours.
The new vehicles joined the Golden Tours fleet in February and are already being used on the company’s popular London sightseeing tourist routes.
Volvo’s low floor 10.3-metre B9TL is specified with a rigid low beam front axle. The bus is powered by a rear mounted Volvo D9B engine and is fitted with the ZF Ecolife gearbox.
“We have been delighted with the performance and reliability of the open top Volvo B9TL buses we had last year,” explained Golden Tours Managing Director, Nick Palan. “They have proven popular with our drivers and indeed our customers.
“With this latest delivery, Volvo Bus once again met our exacting requirements,” he continued. “We particularly like the Volvo and MCV combination and the service and support we get as standard.”
20 March 2014
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London based sightseeing tour operator Golden Tours have taken delivery of a further ten new Volvo B9TL open top buses with MCV bodywork to add to the six vehicles already delivered in 2013.