Goodsir Coaches has taken delivery of a new integral Volvo B11R 9700 Euro6 coach. The 13m tri-axle has 53 Volvo Superior Comfort Plus seats, an Isringhausen driver’s seat, Alcoa Dura-Bright alloy wheels, full saloon climate control and air conditioning. LED floor level lighting, aircraft style luggage racks, a demountable toilet compartment, a smoke sensor, a boiler, a sink, a drinks dispenser, a 120litre drinking water tank (fitted in luggage area) and a European touring kit including spare mirror arm, bulb, tools and wash down kit complete the specification.
Co-owner of Goodsir Coaches, Graham Goodsir, said, ‘We needed a new coach as a replacement for one of our older vehicles and in particular, we were looking for something that would meet our passenger capacity needs. The B11R 9700 was the flagship exhibit on the Volvo Bus stand at Coach and Bus Live and with great reviews we were persuaded it was the coach for us. The Volvo B11R chassis provides us with excellent fuel economy, which is an important consideration for any coach operator, and our experience with Volvo’s aftersale service sealed the deal for us. We are really looking forward to seeing how the B11R 9700 performs in terms of fuel savings, as we have heard positive feedback and Volvo has a proven track record. Since taking delivery and the vehicle going into operation, our customers have also been making some very positive comments about how much they like the coach and what a smooth ride it is, which is great to hear.’
Volvo Coach Sales supplied the vehicle.