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Ballincollig Coaches goes for fuel efficient Volvo B11R Euro-6

Ballincollig Coaches has taken delivery of a new Volvo B11R Euro-6 coach after experiencing it first hand at the Euro Bus Expo (EBE) in Birmingham in November last year.


Company owner of Ballincollig Coaches, Donal O’Callaghan, said, “We needed a new 53-seater to work on our increasingly busy tour programme in Ireland and the UK.

“We spoke to customers at the EBE show and received excellent reports on the B11R with its highly fuel-efficient Euro-6 engine and Jonckheere bodywork, which we liked the look of.
“We operate 20 coaches, more than half of which are Volvo, and our previous experience of the vehicles, based on fuel efficiency, quality, operational costs, and reliability meant we had no hesitation in selecting a Volvo once again.

“Passenger wellbeing and safety were also important in our decision-making process, and our new vehicle provides ample leg room and a range of features offering today’s seasoned traveller the highest quality and comfort they now expect.

“Working with our Volvo Retail Bus & Coach Sales Manager, Dave Porter, meant the whole process was as smooth as ever from order to delivery. In addition, we also know that we will get the aftersales service we require from our local Volvo dealership, McCarthy Commercials in Watergrasshill, Co. Cork.”

Dave Porter added, “The Volvo B11R Euro-6 chassis is very well known for its excellent fuel efficiency and technical specification for operators as well as providing a high standard of service and comfort. We are delighted that Ballincollig Coaches has chosen to add another Volvo to its fleet.”