Volvo on tour with new B8R Euro 6 coach30 April 2015

Volvo’s B8R Euro 6 chassis is now available in the UK with Sunsundegui SC5 bodywork – a combination, says Volvo, which offers a versatile vehicle with the best fuel efficiency.

The vehicle is currently on tour around the UK and is described as "the perfect tourer" for UK and continental travel. It is in Ireland for a week from 11 May and returns to the UK in June, when operators can view and test drive it.

It has 38/41 seats, optional rear saloon toilet, reclining seats and leather headrests. At just over 10m in length, it's highly manoeuvrable so suitable for city use as well as open countryside.

"All the technical, safety and fuel-saving benefits of our Euro 6 chassis, combined with the stylish design of the SC5 and its many features, make it an impressive and versatile vehicle for drivers and passengers alike," says James Hyde, retail sales director for Volvo Bus.

In a separate announcement, Volvo has secured an order for 276 buses from Nobina – a record order for the Swedish market.

The order is for the Volvo 8900 model: 70 two-axle and 206 three-axle buses, in lengths from 12 to 14.8m. All are powered by Volvo's 8-litre biodiesel Euro 6 engine, producing 320bhp.

The first buses will be delivered in June: some will be used for regional operations, with others going into operation around Stockholm.

Laura Cork

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