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High specification of Volvo B11R Euro 6 drives first new purchase for Saffords Coaches

Cambridgeshire based Saffords Coaches has taken delivery of a new Volvo B11R Euro 6 coach to complement its fleet.

The coach will be used for private hire and has Jonckheere bodywork, including all the latest interior features to ensure the high level of comfort expected by today’s seasoned traveller.

Director of family owned and operated Saffords Coaches, Tracey Gillett, explained: “We needed a new vehicle to add to our fleet, and the Volvo B11R Euro 6 was particularly attractive due to the low emissions for our central London work, as well as reports of excellent fuel efficiency.

“Of our fleet of 15 vehicles, seven are Volvo. Our previous experience based on our used Volvo vehicles, promise quality, great operational costs and reliability, which meant we had no hesitation in choosing a Volvo once again, this time opting for a brand new coach.

“Passenger well-being and safety were also important in our decision making process and the Volvo B11R Jonckheere coach provides ample leg room and a range of features, offering our customers the highest quality and comfort they now expect.

“Working with our Volvo Retail Bus & Coach Sales Manager, Jo Standbridge, meant the whole process was smooth and efficient from order through to delivery. In addition, we also know that we will get the aftersales service we require from our trusted local Volvo dealership, Volvo Truck & Bus in Ely.”

Jo Standbridge added: “We are delighted Saffords Coaches have chosen Volvo for their first ever new coach purchase, to add to their existing Volvo fleet and look forward to a continued relationship between our companies.”

Saffords Coaches has been operating for more than 80 years, providing luxury coach hire to passengers from Britain and abroad.


26 May 2016

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Cambridgeshire operator, Safford Coaches, has taken delivery of a new Volvo B11R Euro 6.

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Model  Volvo B11R 2 or 3-axle coach

Body specification  Jonckheere JHV126

Engine  Volvo D11K 430 6cyl 10.8 litre Euro 6 engine rated at 430hp @1800 rpm with maximum torque of 2050Nm at 1000-1400rpm. Optional 380hp engine available. Engine emission control uses SCR, EGR, DPF & DOC technology.

Transmission  Volvo AT2412E I-Shift fully automated 12 speed gearbox with integral retarder. Optional ZF Ecolife 6AP2000B 6 speed automatic hydraulic transmission available (380hp engine only).

Dimensions  Height 3.66 m Width 2.55 m Length 12.57 m (Also available at 13.4 m and 14 m)

Fuel tank  425 litres

Technical standard  European Whole Vehicle Type Approval.

Body construction  Stainless steel structure and panelling with aluminium side lockers and polyester rear locker.

Safety features  EBS - Electronic Braking System featuring ABS and ASR functions (Antilock and Antislip) ESP - Electronic Stability Programme. Driver support system including Collision Warning Emergency Braking system (CWEB), Lane Keeping Support system (LKS). Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) available as an option (only on I-Shift Gearbox).

Driver’s seat  Fully adjustable Isringhausen 6860/875 with armrests, three point belt, air suspension and integrated microphone.

Courier seat  Fainsa GALA with three point belt with armrests.

Passenger seats  53 reclining Fainsa GALA seats with three point seat belts, leather headrest inserts, cupholders and footrests.

Luggage capacity  9 m3 approx (not including internal luggage racks).

Glazing  Bonded tinted double glazing, side and rear.

Air conditioning  Roof Mounted Thermo King Athenia S805 with X340 compressor and separate outlet for driver.

Audio/Visual  Bosch Professional Line DVD Radio & CD player, Bosch 19” front and middle flat screen LCD monitors. Driver’s microphone incorporated into seat and courier microphone into dashboard.

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, motorized driver’s blind to front windscreen.