Volvo 9700 wins Irish Coach of the Year 2014
The Volvo 9700 has won the prestigious Irish Coach of the Year 2014 award at the Fleet Bus & Coach Awards held in Dublin.
Jarlath Sweeney, Fleet Transport Magazine explained “The judges were extremely impressed with the fully integral 9700’s smooth driveline and superb maneuverability. Passengers travel in comfort and safety, while the driver can fully concentrate on what lies ahead on the road.
“From A to B to anywhere is the most suitable tag-line Volvo Bus use to describe their 9700 luxury coach, as it describes a journey to remember for both driver and passenger.”
On trial during the appraisal session was the Volvo 13 metre 6×2 version coach with independent front suspension. The vehicle is powered by Volvo’s D13C 460hp Euro 5 compliant engine with Volvo I-Shift automatic gearbox with retarder. As for 2014, the Volvo 9700 coach will be available in Euro 6 configuration.
Collecting the award on behalf of Volvo Bus was Regional Coach Sales Manager, James Hyde.
“The Volvo 9700 coach has proved to be a particularly successful product for us in the UK & Ireland, with over 100 vehicles in service,” he explained. “It is an honour for Volvo to be recognized with this award for Irish Coach of the Year 2014.”