Two-axle versions of Plaxton’s flagship Elite coach are now available on the Volvo B8R chassis, offering 53 seats at a vehicle length of 13.2m. Ten coaches built to this specification are joining the fleet of launch customer Logan’s Executive Travel of Dunloy for the 2019 season. The Volvo B8R 4×2 chassis, powered by the eight-litre 350hp D8K engine matched to the I- Shift automated transmission, is a popular choice with Plaxton’s Panther and Leopard models and is now available for the Plaxton Elite coach.
At 13.2m length, it seats up to 53 passengers on recliners and offers a centre sunken toilet at the continental exit door. The increased wheelbase maximises luggage locker space available. This can be fully utilised thanks to the lighter chassis, and delivers an increase in luggage carrying capacity of around half a tonne compared to the 12.6m Plaxton Elite on B11R chassis.
A comprehensive range of specification options are available, including a PSVAR compliant entrance mounted wheelchair lift and full LED destination equipment.
“The British-built Plaxton Elite is perhaps the most distinctive coach on the road and is now winning more and more fans thanks to the new Volvo B8R chassis option,” says Mark Ballam, coach commercial manager, Alexander Dennis. “Like all Plaxton coaches, its stainless steel body structure contributes to its longevity and continued resale value.”
Logan director Sean Logan, adds: “This is another model on offer in what is the finest stable of vehicles offered by any manufacturer in Europe.”