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City Circle order Scanias
« on: October 28, 2014, 10:36:01 AM »
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Scania secures its largest retail coach order for at least two decades
Scania (Great Britain) Limited has secured an order for 16 Scania Irizar i6 12.9-metre overall length coaches from leading operator, City Circle UK Limited.  The deal represents Scania's largest order from a retail customer for at least 20 years and has been won due to the outstanding performance of six 10.8-metre Scania Irizar i6 coaches supplied to the Hayes, Middlesex-based operator in 2013.

Based upon Scania's proven K-series 6x2*4 tri-axle rear-steer chassis, the new vehicles will feature Scania's 410 horsepower engine which meets the Euro 6 emissions standard using Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology. 

Each vehicle will be equipped with 53 luxury reclining seats with leather and extra-padded flaps, seat-back tables, magazine nets and footrests.  Other interior equipment includes a centre sunken toilet/washroom and a Frenzel kitchen at the centre continental exit.  Reversing and road cameras and integrated satellite navigation equipment are included, as are Durabright aluminium wheels and extra dark tinted double glazing.

Commenting upon the order, City Circle UK Limited Managing Director Neil Pegg says, "Following Scania's flexibility and willingness to produce a 10.8-metre Scania Irizar i6 for delivery in 2013 from scratch, I have been delighted with how the six vehicles have performed over the first 18 months of their lives.  I had the opportunity to evaluate the new Euro 6 13-litre Scania engine with the tri-axle Irizar i6 body this season.  It has performed superbly and driver and passenger feedback has been excellent.  I have been so impressed with the performance of the Scanias, the complete package that was on offer and the flexibility and drive to find the best solution possible for my vehicle requirements for next year that I was delighted to agree this business with them.

For Scania, General Manager, Retail Sales Martin West says, "We have enjoyed an excellent working relationship with City Circle UK Limited since its first order for Scania two years ago, and we are delighted to now supply our product to this highly respected operator's front line fleet.  We were pleased when Neil agreed to take our first Euro 6 tri-axle this spring on long-term evaluation, and together we have been monitoring the new technology closely.  Both City Circle UK Limited and ourselves have been highly impressed, not only with its faultless six months of operation, but also the efficiency and  performance of the new SCR-only Scania 13-litre engine. We look forward to delivering the vehicles next spring and playing a part in City Circle UK Limited's future success."

City Circle UK Limited will deploy the 16 vehicles on an increasing programme of tours around the UK and Ireland for incoming tourists, and corporate charter services  in both London and Edinburgh.

Scania is a major supplier to UK industry of trucks, buses, coaches and engines for industrial and marine applications.  Additionally, the company provides a wide range of complementary and ancillary services in support of its products and customers through its 90-strong network of service centres.  In 2013, Scania's share of the UK heavy truck market was 18.1% and its combined bus and coach market share amounted to 8.3%.

Based in Sweden and with production facilities in Europe and Latin America, Scania is a global organisation which markets its products in around 100 countries worldwide.