In partnership with: Yutong TC9
RETAIL PRICE £160,000 ENGINE 6.7-litre 6-cylinder Cummins ISB6.7 POWER 239kW (320bhp) @ 2,500rpm
EMISSIONS Euro 6 OBD C, using SCR and EGR GEARBOX ZF EcoLife six-speed automatic TYRES 265/70 R19.5
Half-leather seats, with a
choice of trim, or full leather
are no-cost options
With 32 to 37 seats,
depending on your choice, the
TC9 is versatile
YOUTONG’S TC9: STILL ONE
OF LIFE’S LITTLE LUXURIES
The Yutong 9.3m midicoach is the UK’s best-seller in the sector. Now uprated
with a more powerful engine, it’s better than ever, we discover
One of the questions that operators ask
when specifying a new coach is how much
are the optional extras? For the Yutong TC9,
the answer is simple - it’s so well specifi ed
an options list isn’t needed.
It’s a ‘proper’ midicoach, rather than
using a truck-derived chassis. Its rear
Cummins engine drives through a ZF
six-speed auto ‘box, while six-bag air
suspension completes the package.
Outside and inside it has a ‘big coach’
appearance and design.
You can choose from 35 or 37 seats,
or 32 or 34 with a rear fl oor-mounted
There are plenty of passenger comforts
and most noticeable are the leather seats,
a slide-apart facility, and footrests, along
with seat-back USB charging ports at every
seat as standard.
Additionally, every other row has threepin
240v charging socket.
With its 320bhp engine, the TC9 is no
slouch, producing acceleration fi gures that
ensure that when ‘poke’ is needed, for
example a climb up a slip road onto a fast
dual-carriageway, it’s not found wanting.
Our test drive showed it to be economical
and on a long run it returns 17mpg.
The ZF steering gear means that its road
manners are excellent, while being able
to nimbly negotiate some of the tighter
spaces we put it through.
The driver has a coach that is nimble,
surefooted and a delight to drive,
while passengers enjoy the luxury
of padded leather suits, plus all the extras
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Full test drive at j.mp/2JEr9n9
15.2 mpg (overall)
0 – 30mph
0 – 50mph
NOISE @ 50MPH
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