Reading Buses places order for Scania Irizar i3 buses

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L-R: Mark Oliver, Scania UK Bus & Coach Fleet Sales General Manager; Martijn Gilbert, Reading Buses CEO; John Bickerton, Reading Buses Chief Engineer; and Itxaso Donamaria, Irizar Sales Manager for the UK and Ireland

Vehicles to be used on a high-profile corporate contract, according to CEO Martijn Gilbert

Reading Bus has confirmed an order for six Scania Irizar i3 12-metre single-decker buses at Euro Bus Expo 2016.

The vehicles will be constructed on Scania K 250 UB4x2 chassis. They will be equipped with Euro 6 Scania DC09 111 engines, delivering 250 horsepower and utilising EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) and SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) technology.

The Irizar i3 12.05-metre bodywork will carry 41 Lazzerini bespoke seats, USB chargers, white destination signs and will a feature custom interior design to Reading’s specification. 

Reading Buses CEO, Martijn Gilbert, said: “We are delighted to announce an order confirmation for these six vehicles, which reinforces our commitment to the Scania product range.

“The vehicles will be used for one of our high profile corporate contracts.”

Mark Oliver, Scania’s UK Bus & Coach Fleet Sales General Manager, added: “As one of Scania’s loyal customers, it’s great news to be able to announce this second order placed by Reading during 2016, as a follow on to its earlier order for five double-decker gas-powered buses.

“We all thank Martijn and his team in choosing the Scania Irizar i3 as a future vehicle to strengthen their Scania fleet at Reading.”