Irizar i8 Integral to debut on Tynedale’s exclusive fleet
A new Irizar i8 Integral is to join the fleet of up-market operator Tynedale Group Travel. This is the first Irizar Integral for the company, which specialises in providing travel and holiday experiences for groups of between 30 and 50 passengers.
Running just five vehicles, Tynedale caters for exclusive client groups and undertakes high-end corporate and sporting work.
The 14.07-metre i8 Integral has 52 full-leather seats with trimmed backs, leather armrests, seat-back tables, multi-position footrests, and lateral-displacement system.
Passenger amenities include a centre toilet with electric hand-dryer, Bosch Professional-line audio and twin-monitor video, magazine racks, black-tint windows and a fully-carpeted saloon.
Power is provided by DAF’s top-of-the range MX-13 390 530 bhp engine, driving an advanced ZF Traxon automated manual transmission.
The coach has a driver’s bunk with internal access, and all-wheel spray suppression.
Directors Andy and Cath Sinclair were impressed with the exterior presence and interior luxury of the i8 Integral that formed the centrepiece of Irizar UK’s stand at last year’s NEC show. The vehicle will work on Tynedale’s own tour programme, as well as incoming tours sold to US universities.
Director Andy Sinclair said: “We have experience of the DAF running gear on our current team coaches, and we are looking forward to bring the i8 Integral into the fleet to serve our clients in 2020.”
Irizar (UK) sales director Julie Hartley said: “We are delighted that Tynedale Group Travel is joining the growing family of Irizar Integral operators in the UK. The order further confirms Irizar’s fabulous i8 Integral as the leading flagship coach for discerning British coach operators.”