Ellisons orders 10 more i6s at Euro Bus Expo

Irizar UK has secured orders for a further 10coaches for EllisonsTravel of Merseyside, taking their current order to 13 coaches.

The order extension, confirmed at Euro Bus Expo,comes on top of an existing order for three, including the13.8-metre tri-axle integral displayedon the show stand and theall-new 10.8-metre 43-seat i6 midicoach. The remaining 10–acombination of Irizar UK’s 12.9-metre i6 and its 13.8-metre tri-axlevariant –will be delivered in the second quarter of 2015.

“I am absolutely delighted that Ellisons has chosen us to supplythese coaches,” said Irizar UK Commercial Director Steve O’Neill. “Ellisons isin the forefront of coach operation and has always had an enviablefleet of high-specification coaches, including those which carry halfof the country’s Premiership football clubs.

“This is Irizar UK’s largest single order to date. The i6 integral’sdramatic and imposing design will, we hope, complement Ellisons’fleet and continue its reputation for operating coaches at thehighest level.”

The 13.8-metre i6 integral at Euro Bus Expo 2014 is a high-capacitytouring specification coach with 53 seats, a toilet, and a wealth ofextras including two-colour leather seats. As a tri-axle, it has thecarrying capacity for the luggage of passengers on extended stays,such as cruise customers. The 10.8-metre i6 integral is a show debut,offering all the luxury of its bigger sisters at lower seatingcapacity.

In common with all coaches now supplied by Irizar UK, the Ellisonsvehicles will have DAF’s award-winning Euro 6 PACCAR MX seriesengines. A choice of gearbox options is offered across the integralrange –which includes i4 low-height coaches and the iconic PB –andincludes ZF’s AS-Tronic auto-shift transmission and a manual option.