The new coach will be used for Hills Coaches’ private hire and tour work around the UK. With high mileage expected from the new vehicle, fuel efficiency was a key factor for Hills Coaches in determining which vehicle to select. The excellent fuel consumption of the Euro VI engine in the Volvo B11R chassis made it an ideal choice for the operator.
Darran Hill, Director of Hills Coaches, said: “We have had a very positive experience with previous Volvo coaches and our latest order reflects this. The high specification and quality finish certainly make the 9700 stand out among its competitors.
“More than half of the vehicles that make up our fleet are built on the Volvo chassis and they provide the quality and comfort our customers expect. With a length of 13 metres and a seating capacity of 53, the 9700 offers a spacious interior which is perfect as the vehicle is earmarked for long haul touring.
“Over the years we have built up a strong relationship with the team at our local Volvo Truck & Bus Dealership Hartshorne in Walsall. Good aftersales, service and backup is of vital importance and this is something we as an operator really value.”
Volvo Bus Coach Sales Manager, David Porter, added: “It has been great to see Hills Coaches return to Volvo Bus for the second time in just five months. It’s brilliant to hear that the experience they had with their previous vehicle is what prompted them to purchase the Volvo 9700.”
Hills Coaches is a family-run coach operator which offers a professional service. Operating in the Midlands for more than 50 years the company specialises in a range of coach services such as private hire and long term contracts.
05 April 2018