Volvo B11R Jonckheere JHV2 In partnership with:
RETAIL PRICE £255,000 ENGINE 10.8-litre six-cylinder Volvo D11K POWER 321kW (430bhp) @1,800rpm
EMISSIONS Euro 6 using EGR and SCR GEARBOX Volvo I-Shift 12-speed automated TYRES 315/80 R22.5
Standard on 12.5m two-axle
JHV2 is 53 seats with a centre
JHV2 has received front and
rear styling upgrades to go
with changes internally
JONCKHEERE GIVES THE
MIDMARKET ITS MOJO BACK
Coaches with Jonckheere bodies have been part of the UK scene for decades.
The latest JHV2 on Volvo B11R is a strong mid-market contender
One of the longest-established coach
market partnerships is that between
Jonckheere and Volvo.
The B11R JHV2 comes at three lengths.
On two axles it measures 12.6m, and
13.4m and 14m tri-axles are also available.
With a particular Fainsa seat, the latter can
carry up to 65 passengers with a compact
toilet, although 59 is a more usual capacity.
In two-axle form, 53 seats are standard
with a full-size centre sunken toilet, and
this model is the mainstay of the JHV2
In some areas, Jonckheere sticks to a
‘simple is best’ strategy. Luggage locker
doors do not have a powered option,
and on the two-axle coach, the hinged
continental door is also manually operated.
Standard fi t in JHV2s for 2018 is the
Brusa Extend 300 seat. Stock coaches have
a variety of fabric colours with yellow
leather headrest inserts and piping, but for
those built to order a wide range of other
fi nishes, including full leather, are available.
A major contributor to comfort is Volvo
Dynamic Steering (VDS). It significantly
reduces the input required at low speeds,
and it removes any road shocks that would
otherwise be transmitted via the column
to the driver’s arms.
With 430bhp on tap and only two axles
there is never likely to be any question
over the B11R’s performance, and so it
It has excellent road manners and
it remains composed in all situations.
With a slightly shorter wheelbase than
maximum-length two-axle coaches, it is
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