Roberts Coaches celebrates 20-up with new Volvo B11R

Fuel consumption and the ability to meet a tight delivery deadline were the key reasons behind Roberts Coaches of Hugglescote, Leicestershire, ordering a new Volvo B11R Euro 6 vehicle with Jonckheere bodywork.
Roberts Coaches celebrates 20-up with new Volvo B11R

As Roberts Coaches marks its 20 year anniversary, the decision was taken to purchase another B11R, which is in addition to a vehicle of the same specification bought by the company in 2014.

Jonathan Hunt, Managing Director for Roberts Coaches, explained: “We’ve been extremely impressed with the fuel consumption and performance of our B11R and particularly like the look of the Jonckheere bodywork.  It has proved popular with our drivers and passengers alike and when we decided that we needed another 53 seat touring coach, we had no hesitation in going for another Volvo vehicle of the same specification to meet our needs.

“Working with our Volvo Retail Bus & Coach Sales Manager, Jo Standbridge, we were able to meet the tight delivery deadline we’d set ourselves and she really pulled out ‘all of the stops’ to ensure we received our coach on time.  As we always find with Volvo, we get what we want when we want it.

“The B11R offers great value for money, excellent fuel consumption and the added benefit of 53 seats on a 12.6 metre, two axle chassis.”

The new coach will be used for a range of services offered by Roberts Coaches, including UK and continental touring, schools and private hire from numerous clubs and societies.  It includes all the latest on-board features expected by today’s seasoned coach traveller.

Jo Standbridge added:  “We’re noticing that the B11R is gaining an incredibly strong reputation with operators nationally and the fact that Roberts Coaches has gone for a repeat order based on their experience with the coach is a real testament to this fact.  With the busy summer season almost upon us, our excellent delivery schedules are also placing us in good stead with many operators who need their new vehicles within fairly short lead times.”

Volvo Bus describes the B11R as being at the centre of its next generation of coaches.  The vehicle’s benefits include the renowned Volvo I-Shift transmission, automatic function check and trouble-free maintenance. The range Volvo’s well known safety features also includes the powerful EBS controlled disc brakes and a multiplexed electronics system.


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16 April 2015

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The new Volvo B11R Euro 6 coach with Jonckheere bodywork which is the latest addition to the fleet of Roberts Coaches of Hugglescote in Leicestershire.