Prospect gives Irizar i6 build quality a thumbs up
West Midlands-based Prospect Coaches gave its impressive, new i6 Integral an engineering inspection on arrival…. and ended up even more impressed.
“The drive was superb and I have to give credit where credit is due. Great job,” said Transport Manager Nathan Hadley.. “The team are all very happy with it and the engineers have commented on how good the build quality is. Great praise indeed.”
The 12.9-metre, two-axle 57-seater has the usual raft of standard equipment for an Irizar Integral, including DVD system, reversing camera, seatback tables, toilet and drinks machine. Powered by DAF’s Euro 5 PR265 engine, giving 360bhp, it meets the needs of the high-quality hire market Prospect caters for.
“I am personally impressed with the level of information supplied and, when backed up with the online service, this should be second to none,” says Nathan. Uniquely, the entire ‘DNA’ of each coach can be examined on-line through iService – Irizar’s web service for operators – including ancillary equipment and even livery.
Prospect Coaches has been in business since 1957, and running coaches since 1964. Founded and still run by Geoff Watts, this family-owned company based near Stourbridge has three other members of the family ‘in harness’, with Ros Hadley, Geoff’s daughter, as Managing Director. Prospect has a fleet of 47 vehicles, all tracked by satellite.