New Bharat selects even more Volvos for expanding fleet

New Bharat Coaches has taken delivery of a further two new Volvo B11R 9700s. This latest investment comes hot on the heels of the arrival a Volvo B8R SC5 earlier this year, and is all part of a fleet expansion for the London operator.
New Bharat selects even more Volvos for expanding fleet

New Bharat of London adds two Volvo B11R 9700s to its expanding fleet.

Taj Dhaliwal, Director for New Bharat Coaches, explained: “We have once again chosen Volvo to meet the needs of our ever increasing fleet.
   
“We needed additional quality vehicles that would be reliable and offer excellent fuel economy, both important considerations for any coach operator in today’s competitive environment. We have had such great success with Volvo that these new coaches take our tally to ten new Volvos in the past two years, and a Volvo count of 14 of the 19 vehicles in the fleet.
   
“Our Volvo Retail Bus & Coach Sales Manager Jo Standbridge was, as always, excellent to deal with throughout the whole negotiation and purchasing process providing us with a great package, as well as scheduling the delivery of the vehicles.”
   
Destined for use on a range of private and London touring work, the new 9700s are 13m in length with an independent front suspension arrangement and have a 53 passenger seating capacity.
   
Jo Standbridge said: “The integral B11R 9700 has a strong reputation which is continuing to gain momentum among operators for its excellent fuel consumption and overall performance. With all the safety features that it offeres, including the Driver Support System (DSS), it is very much the ‘complete’ coach.”
   
Available on Volvo coach chassis and its bodied derivatives, the Volvo DSS provides forward collision warning and emergency braking as well as lane keeping support.
   
Jo added: “We are delighted that New Bharat has chosen to add another two Volvos to their fleet and look forward to working with them again in the near future.”

Taj added: “With Volvo Bus you get the complete package. They are responsive and you have the reassurance of their dealer network. We would be happy to recommend Volvo to anyone looking for a reliable, fuel efficient coach.
   
“We have also just placed an order for a further two Volvo B11R 9700s, 13.8 metres and 57 seaters, which are due for delivery in 2017.”
   
New Bharat Coaches was established in 1977 and the company has 39 years of experience specialising in a range of services including UK tours, day trips, private hires and school contracts.

ENDS

13 June 2016

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