A new Volvo B8R for Crosskeys Coaches

One of Kent’s leading coach operators has taken delivery of a new Volvo B8R SC5 as the latest addition to its fleet.

A new Volvo B8R for Crosskeys Coaches

Crosskeys Coaches of Folkestone purchased the new vehicle for use on its holiday, day trip and private hire business to meet any medium sized customer contracts in situations when a large tourer would be surplus to requirements.

Alan Johnson, Director for Crosskeys Coaches, said: “We were looking for a coach that would fall somewhere between a mini bus and a large tourer and the B8R SC5 meets our requirements perfectly.  With 38 seats and the ability to operate in city centres as well as in difficult and narrow rural terrain, this coach gives us the level of flexibility we wanted.

“We particularly like the Sunsundegui styling, which has gone down very well with our customers, as well as the many benefits offered by the B8R chassis, such as excellent fuel efficiency and low emissions.  The location of the onboard toilet is also very practical, being situated at the back rather than downstairs, as this is particularly suitable for our disabled passengers.

“Our Volvo Coach & Bus Retail Sales Manager, Richard Mann, was excellent throughout the whole selection and purchasing process, right through from our initial enquiry to final delivery and we’re absolutely delighted with our new coach – which has been very well received by our drivers and customers alike.”

Richard Mann added: “Crosskeys Coaches enjoys an excellent reputation for their quality holidays, day trips and general coach hire services and we are pleased they turned to us for their new vehicle.  Since its launch last year, the B8R SC5 has gone from strength to strength and is gaining an impressive reputation for its operational flexibility, while at the same time offering excellent seating capacity and facilities for today’s seasoned coach traveller.  This in turn is making it a popular choice with operators all around the UK.”

All aftermarket service requirements will be carried out by Crosskeys Coaches’ in house maintenance team at the Folkstone facility.

Crosskeys Coaches is a family owned and run business and has been operating for more than 40 years.  The company specialises in holidays, short breaks and day trips as well as offering general coach hire services.

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11 July 2016

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Crosskeys Coaches of Folkestone has taken delivery of a new Volvo B8R SC5 as the latest addition to its fleet.

Andy Kunze 
Service Delivery Director 
+44(0)1926 414462 
e-mail: andy [dot] kunze [at] volvo [dot] com