Lochs and Glens confirm Volvo upgrade

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Four new Volvo B13R, Jonckheere-bodied coaches join the fleet

Volvo Bus has confirmed a major order with Scottish coach holiday specialists Lochs and Glens at last week’s Coach and Bus Live show, for the delivery of four new Volvo B13R, 14 metre-long tri-axle Jonckheere bodied coaches during 2012.

Based at Gartocharn in West Dunbartonshire, Lochs and Glens has purchased the vehicles as part of an overall upgrading of its all Volvo fleet of 16 coaches. This latest order follows on from the successful delivery of a Volvo B13R coach earlier in the year.

The company’s four new 57 seater vehicles are all specified with Volvo’s fuel efficient, Euro 5 standard, 13-litre diesel engine, rated at 460hp and coupled to the Volvo I-Shift gearbox.

The high specification coaches also feature CCTV, CD & DVD capabilities, an on-board toilet, three point safety belts and a servery area. Lochs and Glens’ new coaches will be used across its extensive tour programme and in conjunction with its six luxury hotels situated in a variety of idyllic locations around Scotland.

Established in 1979, the family owned firm runs coach tours to its self-operated hotels along with self-drive packages.

Announcing the order, regional sales manager at Volvo Bus Duncan Crosby said: “Lochs and Glens, transport manager, Norman Chinnock was delighted with the new B13R, 14 metre tri-axle coach he purchased earlier this year and following on from that success, we have been able to conclude the order for an additional four vehicles for delivery in 2012, which is absolutely fabulous.

“Lochs and Glens has built up a tremendous holiday business based upon extremely high standards and we are delighted that our Volvo coaches can support their continuing growth and development.”