Irizar is chosen by The Travellers Choice
Irizar (UK) has won a significant conquest sale with leading Lancashire operator The Travellers Choice, which has ordered three new 57-seat Irizar i6 Integral touring coaches for delivery in the first quarter of next year.
The Travellers Choice was established by the Shaw family in 1872, and runs a fleet of over 80 modern coaches on a wide variety of home and continental tours, excursions, hires and corporate work from depots in Carnforth and Dalton in Furness. It is one of the most significant players in the coach market in north-west England.
Its three new Irizar Integral coaches will all be equipped with the winning combination of a frugal DAF MX-11 300 408 hp engine and an advanced ZF EcoLife automatic transmission.
Other features of the 12.9-metre coaches will include Bosch EQ Smart Series audio and Actia video entertainment systems, a centre toilet, and three-point seat-belts.
The decision by The Travellers Choice to go to Irizar for its new coaches for the first time confirms the Spanish manufacturer’s position as one of the top European manufacturers in the luxury coach segment.
Stuart Smithson, Irizar (UK)’s area sales manager, said: “We are delighted that The Travellers Choice has joined the growing portfolio of up-market UK coach operators who appreciate the advantages of the Irizar Integral product, which include advanced DAF engines and a choice of automatic or AMT transmissions in one of the most stylish and comfortable coach ranges available anywhere.”