City Circle heads for Euro 6 fleet with new Scania i6s
Twenty Scania Irizar i6 coaches have joined the fleet of Hayes, Middlesex-based City Circle UK. This additional batch makes the fleet predominantly Scania-powered and means the City Circle fleet is more than 75 per cent of the way towards an all-Euro 6 fleet.
“This latest delivery of Scania Irizar i6 coaches to City Circle represents one of our largest retail coach orders,” says Martin West, general manager – retail sales, Scania (Great Britain). “The level of specification on the new vehicles will deliver a fantastic service on the company’s executive tours around the UK and Ireland for incoming tourists, and corporate charter services. We wish City Circle every success as they introduce the new vehicles into service.”
Sixteen of the i6 coaches are 12.9m long and based on Scania’s K 410 6x2*4 chassis with Scania 410hp engine, fully-automated Opticruise gear selection system. These vehicles have 53 reclining seats with leather and extra padded flaps, sunken toilet/washroom and Frenzel kitchen located at the centre continental exit.
The remaining four are 10.8m coaches based on Scania’s K 360 EB 4x2 chassis with 360hp engine and fully-automated Opticruise with 36 half-leather reclining seats.