Tom Munson, Operations Director for Beestons, explained: “This Volvo coach is an addition to our diverse fleet which is currently around 50% Volvo.
“We did look at potential alternatives from other manufacturers, but we really liked the look of the Volvo B11R Euro 6 and based on our experience of working with Volvo and indeed the feedback we’ve received from other operators who’ve been very impressed with its performance, the B11R was the clear front runner for us in our decision.
“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.
“We would be happy to recommend Volvo to anyone looking for a reliable, fuel efficient vehicle.
“Working with our Volvo Retail Bus & Coach Sales Manager, Jo Standbridge, meant the whole process was as professional 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, Volvo Truck & Bus in Ipswich.”
Jo Standbridge added: “The Volvo B11R Euro 6 chassis is very well known for its quality and technical specification for operators as well as providing the high standard of service and comfort expected by today’s coach traveller. We are delighted that Beestons chose to add another Volvo to their busy fleet.
“Volvo has a longstanding relationship with Tom and his team, which made for a smooth and speedy process and we look forward to working with Beestons again in the near future.”
Beestons operates a fleet from Hadleigh in Ipswich providing luxury modern coaches for private hire, school transport and contract work.
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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, cup holders 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.
30 September 2015
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Beestons 1: A new Volvo B11R Euro 6 coach which has been delivered to Beestons Limited in Hadleigh for use with a range of leading tour companies.