Furey’s required the new vehicle for its touring business which operates in Ireland, the UK and Europe, and was keen to purchase a coach that would provide the best fuel efficiency and low emissions levels, while including the highest quality specification that is expected by today’s seasoned coach traveller. These include TV, USB sockets and WiFi.
Aiden Furey, Director of Furey’s Coaches, explains: “The B11R 9700 is an impressive vehicle that fits the bill perfectly for our luxury coach travel service. Our customers set the bar high in terms of their expectations and not only does the vehicle have the best interior comfort and convenience benefits, it really looks the part too.
“When we were seeking a new coach we spoke with some of our operator colleagues here in Ireland to get their thoughts on what would be a good choice and the B11R 9700 came thoroughly recommended. In particular Jim Burke of GoBus.ie, who recently ordered eight of the same specification from Volvo, spoke very highly of it. We already have some Volvo coaches in our fleet that have given us great service so this, on top of all the recommendations, made it an easy choice for us.”
David Porter, Retail Sales Manager for Volvo Bus UK & Ireland, said: “Yet again good feedback from operator to operator is highlighting what an excellent proposition the B11R 9700 is. Personal recommendation from other operators is the best possible endorsement and increasingly we’re finding this is a significant factor in many a decision making process.”
Aiden Furey added: “Aftermarket support is also important to us and we have a good working relationship with our local dealership, Murphy Commercials of Galway, which was also a key consideration for us when choosing Volvo Bus.”Volvo’s new Driver Support System (DSS) fitted as standard on the B11R 9700 which includes AEBS (forward collision warning and advanced emergency braking systems), LKS (lane keeping support) and ACC (adaptive cruise control). ACC will also be offered as an option on other Volvo B11R body types when specified with the I-Shift gearbox.
A family owned and run business, Furey’s Coaches was originally established in 1972. The company specialises in coach and mini bus services for corporate travel, golf tours, school trips, sports events and professional guided tours around Ireland.
14 July 2016
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The new Volvo integral B11R 9700 delivered to Furey’s Coaches of Sligo, which is destined for use on the company’s touring business in Ireland. The vehicle was ordered following recommendations from other coach operators.
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