Southampton-based Princess Coaches has taken another step towards achieving its ambition of a fully Euro 6 compliant low emissions fleet with the addition of two new Scania models.
The Scania Irizar i6S and Scania Touring join 13 other Euro 6 models in the Princess fleet in what is the company’s centenary year.
The 14-metre overall length Scania Irizar i6S is based on Scania’s 410 horsepower K 410 EB 6×2 three-axle chassis and is equipped with 59 half leather seats with three-point seat belts and USB charging points at each seat. There is a rear toilet, a DVD player with two monitors, and a drinks machine. The vehicle features extra dark tinted glass and Alcoa Dura-Bright alloy wheels.
An additional feature is a Masats chairlift mounted above the rear axle.
Princess Coaches provides a range of transport services to Southampton’s cruise ship industry and the rear wheelchair lift provides a particular benefit to here as it allows cruise passengers with mobility issues to travel with their families and friends, rather than in a separate vehicle.
The 12.1-metre overall length Scania Touring coach is based on a 360 horsepower Scania K 360 IB4x2 chassis. This fully-built up Scania vehicle has 51 seats with three-point seat belts and USB charging points at each seat. There is a centre sunken toilet, DVD player with two monitors and a Frenzel servery. The vehicle also has extra dark tinted glass and Alcoa Dura-Bright alloy wheels.
Pete Brown, Princess Coaches’ Managing Director says,
When I look at vehicle acquisition I look at the complete package on offer from the sales and servicing side to the whole life running costs and I believe Scania offers us the best package in this respect.
Both vehicles will be maintained by Scania (Great Britain) Limited’s Fareham branch.