Irizar UK launched midicoach at Euro Bus Expo
Irizar launched a new, 10.8-metre i6 coach at this year’s Euro Bus Expo. The 43-seater joined the popular 12.9-metre touring coach with 56 seats and an impressive 13.87-metre 53-seat tri-axle, and impressed all who saw it.
“We really wanted to demonstrate the flexibility and versatility of the our range of integral coaches this year,” said Commercial Director Steve O’Neill. “Our 12.9-metre i6 integral remains the most popular size but the new midicoach will find a ready market for operators who want a luxury, rear-engined coach for smaller groups.”
The 13.87-metre tri-axle was a real showstopper, with full leather, extra padding and double stitching on the luxurious seats. It offers the ultimate in comfort for corporate and VIP applications, and is destined for the fleet of Premiership football club supplier Ellisons Coach Travel. Like all Irizar UK integral coaches, it is powered by DAF – in this case, the DAF Paccar Euro 6 MX13-340, giving 465 bhp and mountain-climbing torque.
The 12.9 metre i6 show vehicle demonstrated that 56 seats and a centre sunken toilet on two-axles can still be spacious. The show vehicle featured the award-winning DAF Paccar MX11-271 Euro 6 engine rated at 369bhp.
Also available in the Irizar integral line-up is the low-height i4 and the iconic PB.