One of the first Sunsundegui SB3s for a UK operator has been supplied by Volvo Bus on a B8R underframe to Bracknell operator, Fernhill Luxury Coach Travel, a family-run business with more than 35 years of experience. The 72-seat coach is powered by a D8K 350 7.7-litre 320hp engine driving through a ZF EcoLife 6AP1400B automatic gearbox.
Volvo Retail Bus & Coach Sales Manager, Richard Mann, said: “We are delighted to supply Fernhill. With 72 seats, the Volvo B8R Euro 6 with the new Sunsundegui SB3 body enters the high-capacity market sector as a true premium quality contender.”
“Our business is expanding and our programme features various customers with a need for high capacity coaches,” explained Fernhill Managing Director, Richard Holgate. “We needed a quality vehicle that could meet the volume of our numerous school contracts where safety is of paramount importance.
“Richard Mann was, as always, excellent to deal with throughout the whole negotiation process and knowledgeable in recommending the B8R SB3 which exactly suits our requirements. Volvo Bus is responsive and professional and you have the reassurance of their countrywide dealer network. The vehicle is already hard at work and although it’s early days, the fuel consumption performance so far has been a very pleasant surprise.”