14-metre i6 is Tiger European’s first DAF
Nottingham-based Tiger European has invested in a 61-seat, 14-metre i6 Integral as part of its drive for high quality.
The family-run company which has a base to the east of the city says the seating capacity in a 14-metre vehicle suits much of the hire business it gets, and having tried a 15-metre coach from another manufacturer, finds the i6 more manoeuvrable.
“It was a stock vehicle at Worksop and clearly met our needs. It really looks the part, and our drivers love it,” said Manager Dusty Golar.
Tiger European now has a powerful, easy-to-drive tourer – its first with a DAF engine. The tri-axle vehicle has i6+ seats with seat tables and three-point seatbelts, wood-effect flooring, overhead ‘aircraft lockers,’ USB charging points throughout and is fitted with a driver bunk.
The MX13 340, 462bhp engine is perfectly matched by ZF’s highly-rated AS-Tronic auto-shift gearbox.
Tiger European was started 38 years ago by Dusty’s parents, and now has a fleet of 30 vehicles, eight of which are front-line touring coaches. Its work includes extensive home-to-school contracts, private hire and tour contract work.