The company which has only ever specified Volvo for its coaches once again opted for a vehicle from the trusted manufacturer and selected its first SC7 on this occasion to complement the existing fleet.
Alistair Bayliss, Managing Director of Bayliss Executive Travel, explained: “We were looking for a 53 seat vehicle to add to our fleet and following our past experience with Volvo and the overall package offered by the company, the Volvo B11R Euro 6 vehicle with Sunsundegui SC7 bodywork was the best fit.
“Excellent reliability and cost in addition to the positive reports on the operational performance and fuel consumption record of the Euro 6 chassis, enabled us to make an educated decision when purchasing the vehicle.
“Aftersales back up and service is vitally important to all coach operators and at Bayliss Executive Travel we are no exception. We have a great working relationship with our local Volvo Truck & Bus dealership, MC Truck in Hythe, where we receive exceptional service and this was another key reason for our choosing Volvo again this time.”
Richard Mann, Retail Bus & Coach Sales Manager for Volvo Bus, said: “Undoubtedly the reputation of the B11R is gathering momentum with operators throughout the UK, as increasingly customers are ordering this vehicle following the good reports and feedback they have received from their industry colleagues.
“Bayliss Executive Travel is a long established customer of Volvo Bus and it’s great they’ve chosen us again for their all Volvo fleet.”
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Technical and interior features
Engine Volvo Euro 6 D11K 380 or 430hp vertical rear engine. Emission levels comply with Euro 6 legislation. Engine emission control uses SCR & EGR technology
Transmission Volvo I-Shift 12 speed AMT with integral retarder. Version E. Optional ZF 6AP2000B 6-speed automatic hydraulic transmission (380hp engine only)
Dimensions Height 3.58 m Width 2.55 m Length 13.125 m
Safety features Electronic Braking System (EBS) featuring ABS and ASR functions (Antilock and Antislip) and ESP (Electronic Stability Programme)
Fuel tank 480 litres or Bodybuilder supply
Body construction Underframe front and rear modules in 3CR12 stainless steel. Remainder in ST44.2 carbon steel. Side and rear hatches in aluminium
Passenger seats 55 reclining Esteban Ega Relax seats with 3 point seat belts, 2 position footrests, magazine net, cup holder and leather headrest inserts
Luggage capacity 10 m3 approx
Additional information The new coach includes the latest comfort features that today’s coach traveller expects from its operator, such as TV screens, hot drinks servery, fridge and toilet, as well as full air conditioning. A reverse camera is also fitted for the convenience of the driver and safety of passengers.
10 September 2015
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The new Volvo B11R Euro 6 with Sunsundegui SC7 bodywork delivered to Bayliss Executive Travel of Kent