Irizar is celebrating 130 years of history at Coach & Bus UK 2019 and will display three examples from its range. Irizar’s i8 Integral is being used by leading football clubs as first-team transport and the NEC show will see an i8 Integral for Ellisons Travel Services of St Helens which incorporates a Masats KS8 wheelchair lift over the rear axles. The lift design allows the retention of a rear-mounted toilet, which is at floor level for increased accessibility.
The 14.07m i8 Integral tri-axle has 55 full-leather seats, and is fitted with aircraft-style interior luggage lockers. Other passenger features include seat-back tables with magazine nets, footrests, three-point seatbelts, and underseat USB charging points. A twin-monitor Actia DVD player is fitted, backed by a Bosch Professional-Line audio system. Exterior appearance is enhanced by black-tinted windows, with spray-suppression on all wheels to aid safety and cleanliness.
The i8’s driveline is an MX-13 390 530hp engine coupled to a ZF Traxon automated gearbox.
Also on the stand will be a 13.6m i4 Integral with 3+2 seating to carry up to 80 passengers targeted at schools and other contract work. Powered by a DAF MX-11 300 408hp engine and ZF EcoLife automatic transmission, the i4 features an Actia DVD player and Bosch Smart Series Audio.
The third vehicle is a 12.9m i6S Integral which has 53 i6+ seats trimmed in a mix of moquette and eLeather. Passenger features include seat-back tables, under-seat USB charging points, and a wood-effect floor.