Irizar is the right company for White’s
When it comes to full-size coaches, there’s only one game in town as far as luxury travel specialist White’s of St Albans is concerned: and that’s Irizar.
Since its foundation as a traditional coach company in 1960 by the father of current owner Greg White, White’s has evolved into a provider of high-end travel services for small to medium-size groups, and now offers a range of vehicles ranging in size from six to 39 seats.
It now has a new flagship: a 10.8 metre 39-seat Irizar i6S Integral, which replaces an earlier Irizar i6 Integral, and runs alongside another i6.
The luxury specification includes an AD Coach Systems servery, seating specially upholstered in synthetic Ultraleather with seat-back tables and magazine nets, black-tint windows, underseat USB charging points, and Actia video and Bosch audio entertainment systems. There is a rear-mounted toilet, cant-rail lighting, and the i6S is also equipped with a tow hook and its own vacuum cleaning system. Four Corian tables can be fitted to make the vehicle into a 32-seat VIP.
The powertrain consists of the latest advanced DAF MX-11 271 369 hp Euro VI C engine, driving through a ZF EcoLife fully-automatic gearbox.
Greg White said: “We have a number of high-end travel agents in our client base and organise tours of areas like the Cotswolds for small groups of incoming tourists: mostly from America.”
The new coach is the company’s first i6S. Greg White said: “We strive for the best vehicles available in any of the size brackets that we operate in, and for full-size coaches that means Irizar Integrals. We chose the i6S because it’s even better-looking than the i6 and has a fantastic kerb appeal. We offer a first-class travel experience to our clients in the very discerning and demanding London market, and that’s why we choose Irizar.”
The new i6S Integral will remain on the fleet for three or four years and is maintained by GB Fleet Maintenance: an appointed Irizar Parts and Service Agent.