The Killarney based company made the decision to purchase the vehicle after seeing it showcased on the Volvo Bus stand at last year’s Euro Bus Expo (EBE) in Birmingham.
Denis Spillane, Transport Manager for Deros Coach Tours, said: “Following our visit to EBE last November, we set our sights on purchasing a new Volvo B11R featuring the new JHV2 bodywork, which we believe is the first to enter service in Ireland.
“We know that the B11R chassis will give us the operational performance, fuel economy and reliability we require and we particularly liked the look of the new JHV2 bodywork with its stylish appearance and improved features and benefits. For example, the interior of the coach is extremely spacious, ensuring a comfortable ride for our passengers.
“With the safety of our drivers and passengers being paramount, we really like the features such as the Lane Keeping Support and Collision Warning Emergency Braking that come as standard with the Volvo B11R. The coach is also extremely driver friendly, due to the Adaptive Cruise Control feature.
“Aftersales service is also very important to our operation and we work closely with our local Volvo Bus dealership, Irish Commercials, who take care of all our requirements in this area.
Volvo Coach Sales Manager, David Porter, added: “We are pleased to be working with a long established and highly respected operator such as Deros Coach Tours once more. It is particularly exciting to be providing them with one of the first B11R JHV2s in Ireland and we are confident that their drivers and customers alike will be pleased with this latest fleet addition.”
The new JHV2 body was launched in late 2016 and provides stylish design with an impressive aesthetic appearance and comfortable journey. The popularity of the Volvo B11R chassis with its highly efficient Euro 6 engine continues to be strong with coach operators in the UK and Ireland.
Established in 1949, Deros Coach Tours is a family run operator, specialising in excursions across Ireland, most notably around the Ring of Kerry. The company also offers private and corporate hire for its customers.