A trip to Euro Bus Expo (EBE) in Birmingham in November last year, experiencing the Volvo B11R Euro 6 first hand, and customer endorsement of the vehicle clinched the deal for Ballincollig Coaches.
Company owner of Ballincollig Coaches, Donal O’Callaghan explained: “We needed a new 53 seater for our fleet, to work on our increasingly busy tour programme in Ireland and the UK.
“We spoke to customers at the EBE show and received excellent reports on the B11R with its highly fuel-efficient Euro 6 engine and Jonckheere bodywork, which we like the look of so this new coach is a welcome addition to our fleet.”
“We operate 20 coaches, more than half of which are Volvo, and our previous experience of the vehicles, based on fuel efficiency, quality, operational costs, and reliability meant we had no hesitation in selecting a Volvo once again.
“Passenger wellbeing and safety were also important in our decision making process and our new vehicle provides ample leg room and a range of features offering today’s seasoned traveller the highest quality and comfort they now expect.”
“Working with our Volvo Retail Bus & Coach Sales Manager, Dave Porter, meant the whole process was as smooth as ever from order through to delivery. In addition, we also know that we will get the aftersales service we require from our local Volvo dealership, McCarthy Commercials in Watergrasshill, Co. Cork.”
Dave Porter added: “The Volvo B11R Euro 6 chassis is very well known for its excellent fuel efficiency and technical specification for operators as well as providing a high standard of service and comfort. We are delighted that Ballincollig Coaches have chosen to add another Volvo to their fleet.”
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Technical and interior features
Engine – Volvo Euro 6
Chassis – B11R
Body specification - Jonckheere JHV126
Transmission - Volvo I-Shift
Dimensions - eight 3.66 m Width 2.55 m Length 12.57 m
Safety features - Electronic Braking System (EBS) featuring ABS and ASR functions (Antilock and Antislip) and ESP (Electronic Stability Programme).
Fuel tank - 425 litres
Passenger seats - 53 reclining Fainsa GALA seats with three point seat belts, leather headrest inserts, cupholders and footrests.
Additional features - Full draw side curtains, Shades centre sunken demountable freshwater toilet, hot drinks machine, dash mounted 60 litre fridge, integrated dash mounted fold away courier table, lockable storage compartments, heated and electrically operated exterior mirrors, electric full height driver’s window, peage window to front entrance door and saloon fully carpeted throughout. Alcoa Dura-Bright alloy wheels, motorised driver’s blind to front windscreen.
08 September 2015
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Ballincollig Coaches Ltd 1: Co.Cork coach operator, Ballincollig Coaches, has taken delivery of a new Volvo B11R Euro 6.