Volvo Buses


Volvo package second to none for Arena Travel

The complete Volvo package was the fundamental factor leading Surrey based operator, Arena Travel to take delivery of a new Euro 6 Volvo B11R coach with Sunsundegui SC7 bodywork.
Volvo package second to none for Arena Travel

“We’ve specified Volvo coaches before and we can’t fault them at all,” explained Arena Travel Managing Director, David Burrows. “We’ve tried other manufacturers and they haven’t met our expectations. Our last Volvo was a B9R and we’ve had absolutely no issues with the vehicle whatsoever and it was also great on fuel.

“Understandably that experience played a key role in our decision to specify the Volvo B11R on this occasion, but in actual fact it’s the complete Volvo package that impresses us. We love the combination with Sunsundegui, and the new SC7 bodywork looks really stylish.”

David Burrows continued: “With Euro 6 the fuel results are going to be even better, which is obviously great for us. We’re really looking forward to seeing what figures we can achieve over a consistent period of time.

“It’s extremely reassuring to know that we have Volvo back-up and support and Volvo Action Service ready to assist us if we ever have an issue with any of our Volvo vehicles over their lifetime. Not that I’m expecting any with our previous experience of Volvo Bus.”

Further demonstrating the complete Volvo offering was the approach taken by the Retail Coach team. “Volvo Retail Sales Manager, Jo Standbridge, delivered exactly what she promised, as always,” concluded David Burrows. “I’d have no hesitation in specifying Volvo again at all.”

Delivered during March 2015, Arena Travel’s new 14 metre vehicle is to be used across the full spectrum of the company’s work including day trips and school contracts.

Widely recognised as a reliable and high quality executive passenger coach, the B11R, is specified with the Volvo D11K 460hp Euro 6 engine connected to the 12-speed Volvo I-Shift gearbox. The coach features 59/61 passenger seats, demountable toilet and servery.

Jo Standbridge, Retail Sales Manager for Volvo, said: “Arena Travel is an operator with a successful history specifying Volvo coaches. They’ve seen over the lifetime of a coach how reliable they are and how good the Volvo back-up and support is. Clearly that has played a crucial role in this latest sale.”


25 March 2015

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Arena Travel has taken delivery of a new Euro 6 Volvo B11R coach with Sunsundegui SC7 bodywork.