Scania to introduce 12.9m, two-axle Irizar i6S option

Scania is to introduce a 12.9m, two-axle version of its Irizar i6S-bodied coach. It will be powered by a nine-litre, 360bhp DC09 engine and come with 53 seats and a centre sunken toilet, the chassis manufacturer has announced.

The standard specification for the model will include Irizar i6S passenger seats with three-point belts, synthetic leather head-pads and drop-down tables, Bosch Smart Series audio equipment, a DVD player with two monitors and a hot drinks dispenser on top of the toilet compartment. The exterior finish will be complemented by Alcoa Dura-Bright alloy wheels.

Lee Wale, UK Retail Sales Manager for Scania, says: “With the development work carried out between Irizar and ourselves, we are delighted to announce this new longer length two-axle i6S coach.

“We have been able to move the position of the centre continental door to enable an excellent seat pitch for all passengers which will ensure the utmost comfort wherever they are seated. That can be a challenge on this layout of executive coach.”

The first vehicle built to the longer length will arrive into the UK in early January 2020. It has been purchased by Dudley-based coach and tour operator Dunwood Travel.

Dunwood Director Phil Westwood says: “We currently operate a 100% Scania fleet, of which all but one vehicle is the Scania Irizar combination. We approached Scania to see if it could build a 12.9m two-axle Irizar coach with 53 seats for added passenger comfort. I am extremely pleased that it has been able to offer this option.”