The new vehicle adds to a long list of Volvo vehicles purchased throughout the years by the operator, which includes coaches on the B10M, B12 and B7 chassis. That successful long-term relationship established between manufacturer and operator played a significant part in the sale of this latest vehicle.
Henshaw’s Coaches Directors Danny Henshaw and Peter Drew were pleased to add the new vehicle to their fleet. Danny Henshaw explained: “We know the quality of product that we can expect from Volvo Bus. We operate a Volvo fleet and right from the outset we have put our faith in their vehicles.
“This year is our ten year anniversary and we wanted to celebrate that significant landmark with the purchase of a new quality coach. We’d heard some excellent reports on the performance and fuel economy of the Euro 6 Volvo B11R and initial signs look very promising.”
Peter Drew added: “Our new B11R has only just entered operation, but it is already achieving fuel economy results of around 12.9mpg, which is extremely pleasing. If it continues to achieve results in that region we’d be delighted with the purchase.”
Henshaw’s Coaches new B11R is already operating on school contracts and will also be used for private hire work. The coach is fitted with 53 passenger seats and also features a servery and two TV screens. It has leather headrests, a quality finish throughout and also features a private registration plate GL64HEN.
The coach is specified with the Volvo D11K 430hp Euro 6 engine connected to the 12-speed Volvo I-Shift gearbox.
“As long-term Volvo buyers Henshaw’s Coaches know the quality that comes as standard with our coaches,” explained Regional Coach Sales Manager, Jo Standbridge.
“The improved fuel performance promised by the Euro 6 B11R is clearly something that has impressed them and so far the results have met expectations. We hope to continue working with Henshaw’s Coaches in the future to service their transportation requirements.”
19 February 2014
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Henshaw’s Coaches has celebrated its tenth year with the delivery of a new Euro 6 Volvo B11R with Jonckheere bodywork.