First New Volvo B8R SC5 for Passenger Plus

Surrey operator Passenger Plus has taken delivery of its first Volvo, a B8R SC5.
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“Recognising that our customers travelling in smaller numbers demand the same safety, comfort and luggage capacity that they enjoy on our full-size vehicles we have invested in a 41 seater coach” explained Passenger Plus Managing Director, Mark Drury. 

“This is our first Volvo purchase, adding to a mixed fleet of 20 vehicles and the Volvo B8R SC5 was a perfect fit for us with the latest generation Euro 6 engine, which already exceeds the requirements of the London Ultra Low Emission Zone scheduled for 2020.”

Volvo Retail Bus & Coach Sales Manager, Richard Mann, said: “We are delighted to supply Passenger Plus with their first Volvo, a coach which incorporates a Volvo B8R Euro 6 chassis with the Sunsundegui SC5 bodywork and offers the best in fuel efficiency and versatile operation.”

The B8R SC5 is described by Volvo as a tourer that is perfect for both UK and continental travel.  The coach is available with 38/41 seats and measures just over 10 metres in length. Its flexible operation makes it suitable for both inner city use as well as in the open countryside and more challenging terrain.

Mark Drury added: “Richard Mann was excellent to deal with throughout the whole negotiation and purchasing process, he was extremely supportive and knowledgeable recommending the B8R SC5 and it certainly meets our requirements.

ENDS

10 March 2016

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Passenger Plus 1: Passenger Plus has taken delivery of a new Volvo B8R coach with Sunsundegui SC5 bodywork

Notes to editors

Model Volvo B8R Coach

Body specification Sunsundegui SC5

Engine Volvo D8K350 6cyl Euro 6 engine.

Transmission Volvo I-shift 12 speed gearbox or ZF Ecolife 6 speed automatic gearbox.

Dimensions Height 3.5m Width 2.55m Length 10.3m

Fuel tank 400 litres

Technical standard European Whole Vehicle Type Approval.

Safety features Emergency exits on body roof. Luggage locker with access in both sides by pneumaticly operated doors. Security system. Driver’s support system Braking system EBS with ESP.

Air conditioning Roof mounted Carrier 353 A/C and heating with automatic control

Audio/Visual Touchscreen Sony system incorporating radio/CD/DVD and USB.

Front mounted 19” LED flatscreen and reversing camera with dash mounted monitor

Additional features - Front pneumatic and rear offside continental pneumatic doors

- Rear saloon toilet (optional)

- Tip-up front bumper and wheelarch panels for access

- Acoustic and thermal insulation

- Separate heating and ventilation system for driver and guide

- Heating system by convectors

- Halogen head light, fog light and day running lights

- Internal LED indirect lighting

- Individual lights LED

- Alcoa Dura-Bright alloys

- Carpets to gangways and all entrances

- 2 Electrical de-misting rear-view mirrors

- Front decency screen mounted fridge unit

- Drivers safe

- USB sockets at every seat

- On board hoover

- Air horns

- Side position lights an high level stop and indicator lights at rear (LED)

- Luggage capacity 6m3