New Volvo B11R hits the sweet spot for Fernhill Travel

Bracknell operator Fernhill Luxury Travel has taken delivery of a new Volvo B11R SC7 to add to its growing fleet.

Volvo B11R hits the sweet spot for Fernhill Travel

Fernhill Travel has taken delivery of a new Volvo B11R coach with Sunsundegui bodywork.

“The B11R was the perfect vehicle for our fleet expansion following on from the purchase of a Volvo B8R SB3 earlier this year,” explained Fernhill Managing Director, Richard Holgate.

“We particularly liked the look of the Sunsundegui SC7 bodywork and the B11R chassis is renowned for its impressive fuel consumption, and with 53 seats, the coach ticks all boxes from our standpoint.”

The coach features the Volvo Driver Support System (DSS) which is fitted as standard.  The DSS includes AEBS (forward collision warning and advanced emergency braking systems), LKS (lane keeping support) and ACC (adaptive cruise control).  ACC is offered as an option on other Volvo B11R body types when specified with the I-Shift gearbox.

Volvo Retail Bus & Coach Sales Manager, Richard Mann, said: “We are delighted to supply Fernhill Travel with a new Volvo B11R coach.

“It’s always good to be providing new vehicles to long standing customers such as Fernhill Travel and at Volvo we always work hard to ensure we meet the expectations of our customers in terms of high standard of the coach specification, as well as with aftersales service and backup.”

Richard Holgate, added: “We were very impressed with the state-of-the art Volvo DSS feature.  We welcome any new technologies that help to improve driver safety and that of our passengers and believe this to be an important safety development in coach transport.

“The new Euro 6 coach is low on emissions and with our proximity to London we will need a sizeable percentage of our fleet to be Euro 6 compliant going forward.

“Richard Mann was, as always, great to deal with throughout the whole purchasing process and knowledgeable in recommending this coach which exactly fits our requirements.”

Fernhill is a family run business based in Berkshire with more than 35 years’ experience. The company operates a fleet of modern coaches which undertake a variety of work from school contracts to private and corporate hire.

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3 October 2016

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Fernhill Travel has taken delivery of a new Volvo B11R coach with Sunsundegui bodywork.

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