“Our business is growing and the programme features varied work including continental tours,” explained Managing Director, James E McNee. “We needed a quality vehicle that would be reliable, had a strong kerb appeal and was slightly shorter than an average coach making it easier to navigate on narrower roads.”
Volvo Retail Bus & Coach Sales Manager, Bob McGarry, said: “We are delighted to supply James E McNee with three new Volvo B8R coaches taking their current Volvo fleet to six.
“The Volvo B8R Euro 6 chassis combined with the Sunsundegui SC5 bodywork, offers the best in fuel efficiency and versatile operation, it is classed as a midi and offers a very neat chassis but still has a surprisingly spacious interior.”
Volvo describes the B8R SC5 as being the perfect tourer for both UK and continental travel. Available with 38/41 seats and being just over 10 metres in length, its superior manoeuvrability makes it suitable for both inner city use as well as in the open countryside and more challenging terrain.
James McNee added: “The local Volvo dealership in Broxburn provides excellent technical support, and the price was competitive making our selection much easier.”
“Throughout the purchasing process we dealt with Bob McGarry at Volvo Bus and he was extremely supportive and knowledgeable. He recommended the B8R and it certainly fits our requirements.
“With Volvo Bus you get the complete package. They are responsive and you have the reassurance of their dealer network. The vehicle is already hard at work and although it’s early days the fuel consumption performance has been a very pleasant surprise.”
Notes to editors
Model Volvo B8R Coach
Body specification Sunsundegui SC5
Engine Volvo D8K350 6cyl Euro 6 engine.
Transmission Volvo I-shift 12 speed gearbox or ZF Ecolife 6 speed automatic gearbox.
Dimensions Height 3.5m Width 2.55m Length 10.3m
Fuel tank 400 litres
Technical standard European Whole Vehicle Type Approval.
Safety features Emergency exits on body roof. Luggage locker with access in both sides by pneumaticly operated doors. Security system. Driver’s support system Braking system EBS with ESP.
Air conditioning Roof mounted Carrier 353 A/C and heating with automatic control
Audio/Visual Touchscreen Sony system incorporating radio/CD/DVD and USB.
Front mounted 19” LED flatscreen and reversing camera with dash mounted monitor
Additional features - Front pneumatic and rear offside continental pneumatic doors
- Rear saloon toilet (optional)
- Tip-up front bumper and wheelarch panels for access
- Acoustic and thermal insulation
- Separate heating and ventilation system for driver and guide
- Heating system by convectors
- Halogen head light, fog light and day running lights
- Internal LED indirect lighting
- Individual lights LED
- Alcoa Dura-Bright alloys
- Carpets to gangways and all entrances
- 2 Electrical de-misting rear-view mirrors
- Front decency screen mounted fridge unit
- Drivers safe
- Air horns
- Side position lights an high level stop and indicator lights at rear (LED)
- Luggage capacity 6m3
08 October 2015
Caption for image:
James E McNee Coaches has taken delivery of three new Volvo B8R coach with Sunsundegui SC5 bodywork.