Hopleys’ first from Irizar UK turns heads
Stylish looks, rapid delivery and great value has tempted Truro’s Hopleys Coaches to buy its first new Irizar – an i6 Integral.
Director Nick Hopley explains how he is delighted with the package offered by Irizar UK and why his first new i6 may not be the last.
“The build quality is right up there, you get great value and they’re a popular vehicle with passengers. There are lots of them on the road, which speaks volumes really and the ex-demonstrator we bought came with a high specification.”
The vehicle is fitted with 57 i6 seats, seat-back tables, twin monitors linked to an entertainment system, drinks machine and centre-sunken toilet. Side windows carry a heavy tint and twin rear marker lights enhance the external styling. Power comes from the 369bhp MX11 271 engine with ZF’s Ecolife transmission. A reversing camera with dash display is also fitted.
The new fleet addition has started life on Hopleys mixed schedule of private hire, airport transfer and tour work. “Our group on return from Amsterdam recently were very complimentary about it, which is always good to hear,” said Nick. “It’s nice to know the investment gets noticed.”
Now operating in its sixth decade, the family business runs a fleet of 25 coaches. Nick adds: “The first Irizar probably won’t be the last.”