New Volvo B9R coach on the road with Bayliss Executive Travel
Posted: 13 January 2012 | Volvo Buses | No comments yet
Bayliss Executive Travel have taken delivery of a new Volvo B9R 13 metre coach with Sunsundegui bodywork…
New Volvo B9R coach recently purchased by Bayliss Executive Travel
Bayliss Executive Travel have taken delivery of a new Volvo B9R 13 metre coach with Sunsundegui bodywork.
This latest purchase means that five out of six coaches in the Bayliss Executive Travel fleet are now Volvos. “They are good solid, reliable vehicles,” explained company owner, Alistair Bayliss. “Volvo build quality vehicles that do exactly what they’re designed to do, plus we get the excellent back-up and support from MC Group in Hythe.”
The new Bayliss Executive Travel 13 metre coach is fitted with 55 passenger seats, with three point safety belts. It also features a toilet, two TV monitors, servery, CD/DVD player, refrigerator and a safe.
Supplied in clean white and adorned with the Bayliss Executive Travel company logo on the front and sides, the new B9R coach also features a special ‘Visit Malta’ livery at the rear. “It’s all part of a link-up we’ve established with the Maltese Government and tourist board,” explained Alistair Bayliss. “It will hopefully mean the vehicle is also extremely recognisable when travelling around the country.”
Bayliss Executive Travel’s new vehicle will be used across a wide spectrum of works including some of the company’s cruise contracts, student travel and private hire. “The versatility of the vehicle was another key factor in our decision,” said Alistair Bayliss.
The B9R chassis incorporates the rear-mounted Volvo D9B engine, which delivers exceptional torque, across a wide rev range, resulting in excellent driveability. This is attached to the highly acclaimed and fully automated Volvo I-Shift 12-speed mechanical gearbox.
“Operators like the B9R because of its reliability, flexibility and adaptability,” explained Regional Coach Sales Manager, Richard Mann. “Bayliss Executive Travel have been pleased with the performance they’ve had from their existing Volvo coaches and we’re delighted to meet their requirements on this latest purchase.”