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New Bharat selects Volvo once again for expanding fleet

London operator New Bharat Coaches has taken delivery of a new Volvo B8R SC5, as part of its fleet expansion. The company has 17 coaches, 12 of which are Volvo and the new vehicle is intended to handle a range of private and London touring work.

Taj Dhaliwal, Director for New Bharat Coaches Ltd, explained: “We have once again chosen Volvo to meet the needs of our ever increasing fleet.

“We needed a quality vehicle that would be reliable and had a strong kerb appeal and we have had such great success with Volvo that this is our eighth new coach in the past 18 months.

“The Volvo B8R Euro 6 chassis combined with the Sunsundegui SC5 bodywork, offers the best in versatile operation and a very well designed chassis with a surprisingly spacious interior. Being slightly shorter, this is a perfect fit for us making it easier to navigate on narrower routes especially around the busy streets of London.

“Our Volvo Retail Bus & Coach Sales Manager Jo Standbridge was, as always, excellent to deal with throughout the whole negotiation and purchasing process, providing us with a great package and on schedule delivery of the vehicles.”

Jo Standbridge added:  “The Volvo B8R 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.”

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.

Jo said: “We are delighted that New Bharat has chosen to add another Volvo to their fleet and look forward to working with them again in the near future.”

Taj added: “With Volvo Bus you get the complete package. They are responsive and you have the reassurance of their dealer network, we would be happy to recommend Volvo to anyone looking for a reliable, fuel efficient coach.”

New Bharat Coaches was established in 1977 and the company has 38 years of experience specialising in a range of services including UK tours, day trips, private hires, and school contracts.


26 January 2016

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New Bharat image 1:  New Bharat of London add a Volvo a B8R SC5 to its expanding fleet.

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Technical and interior features

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