Golden Boy takes second i6 Integral

Golden Boy takes second i6 Integral

Hertfordshire-based Golden Boy Coaches has added another i6 Integral coach to its fleet.

The 12.9-metre, two-axle vehicle joins one bought last year, and which – says the fleet’s engineer – has performed without any major issues on some challenging stop-start work through London.golden boy i6 2015

“There have been no dramas at all with our first i6 from Irizar UK,” said Paul Murdoch. “When we bought it, after a trip to the factory in Spain, we realised it was fantastic value for money and would help us keep our fleet age low. Currently, the fleet age is 3 ½ years average.”

Paul said the DAF-powered vehicle has delivered consistent economy – which has only improved as the engine had bedded in – and is a hit with passengers.
“We’ve had nothing but positive feedback,” he said. “So getting a second was not a difficult decision.”

The new i6 has 53 upgraded PB seats, air conditioning and a built-in vacuum cleaner. It has DAF’s new MX300 engine driving through a ZF AS-Tronic auto-change gearbox.

Golden Boy’s sister company is GB Fleet Maintenance, which works out of the purpose-built yard in Hoddesdon, and is an approved service agent for Irizar, among other vehicle marques: “Apart from inspections every five weeks and regular servicing, the i6 has needed nothing,” said Paul.