16 Scania Irizars join City Circle
A further 16 Scania Irizar i6 coaches have joined the fleet of City Circle UK. This additional batch of vehicles represents Scania’s largest retail fleet order of the year and takes the number of Scanias operated by City Circle UK to more than 40. The new vehicles are all based on Scania’s K 410 6×2*4 rear-steer chassis and are equipped with a 410hp SCR-only Euro6 engine matched to fully automated Opticruise gear selection system. The 13.2m bodywork has 53 seats with leather and extra padded flaps, sunken toilet/washroom and a Frenzel kitchen located at the centre continental exit. All 16 coaches have onboard wifi, CCTV system and USB charging points to all passenger seats, as well as Scania’s Colour Plus dash feature, offering the driver instant performance information, which is linked to the free fleet management system. Their introduction means almost the entire fleet is now Euro6 powered.
MD of City Circle UK, Neil Pegg, said: “The experience we have from the Scania Irizar product for our high-end work has been superb. Our passengers and drivers alike have been highly impressed with the looks, specification level, comfort and performance. The complete package Scania offers with the vehicles is a highly attractive one, and is delivered to an extremely high level.”