Bayliss adds B9R
Bayliss Executive Travel has received delivery of a new 12.56m Volvo B9R with Jonckheere bodywork. This latest addition to its fleet means that its eight coaches are now all built on the Volvo chassis. The vehicle has a rear mounted Volvo D9B engine matched to a fully automated Volvo I-Shift 12-speed automated mechanical gearbox. It is fitted with 53 passenger seats, a centre toilet, a servery, two TV monitors, an entertainment package and a refrigerator.
Bayliss Executive Travel owner, Alistair Bayliss, said, ‘Volvo build good solid, reliable coaches. We looked at it a while ago and decided that we wanted to unify our fleet under just one manufacturer and Volvo met all of the important criteria. We have an excellent relationship with Volvo Bus and with their Regional Sales Manager, Richard Mann. We’ve had B9R coaches before and we’ve been really pleased with their performance and fuel economy. As a result we had no hesitation in our decision. The Jonckheere body gives the vehicle an excellent finish and it was important to us that we could specify that particular combination. The versatility of the vehicle was a key factor in our Volvo Coach Sales supplied the vehicle.