Anchor Tours set for summer with new Volvo 970005 July 2011

County Louth-based Anchor Tours says it is now prepared for summer, having invested in a Volvo 9700 coach, with the Prestige Plus bodywork.

The UK tour operator's latest coach has already been placed into active service ahead of its busiest time, and joins a fleet of 23 vehicles from Volvo.

"We've been specifying Volvo since 1963," explains Anchor Tour's owner Seamus Keenan. "This latest coach is an absolutely beautiful vehicle; I just love the interior."

Specified with 53 TS2000 comfort-plus, half leather seats, with three-point safety belts and a centre demountable toilet, the finish of the coach interior reflects Anchor's commitment to the comfort of their passengers, according to Keenan.

Built on the Volvo three-axle, 13m B13R chassis and powered by a rear-mounted Euro 5 incentive, 13-litre diesel engine, rated at 460bhp, the 9700 delivers performance, power, consistency and style, he says.

Other interesting features include Volvo's I-Shift 12-speed gearbox and electronically controlled disc brakes and air suspension. "We've had 9700's before," explains Keenan. "They are excellent quality and they are reliable, plus we know that we have the back-up support of the Irish Commercials Volvo dealership at Naas."

John Challen

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