Able take an i6

ImageAble Coaches of London has taken delivery of an irizar i6 integral. The 12.2m coach is based at its South Mimms depot and has 50 seats, a 408bhp DAF engine coupled with a 12-speed ZF AS-Tronic transmission, a toilet, a Hispacold Bizone climate control system, a reversing horn, a third rear view mirror, a DVD system and an Actia reversing camera.

Proprietor and founder of Able Coaches, David Andrews, said, ‘We can be tackling anything from inbound American and Spanish groups, panoramic tours of London and even battlefield tours for one of our tour operators. We frequently need a lot of luggage space so the extra height was essential. But the i6 integral has a really good specification as standard, to which we added 12 mains power sockets. I have to say it’s very much better than our other Irizar. I’d go so far as to say it’s the nicest vehicle I’ve ever driven.’

Irizar UK supplied the coach.

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Wheelchair accessible Irizar i6 for Johnson Bros

ImageJohnson Bros of Worksop has taken the first wheelchair accessible Irizar i6 integral. The 12.9m, DAF powered coach has 57 seats, an automatic side mounted wheelchair lift and up to four wheelchair spaces complete with Unwin’s Quattro restraint system. It is also fitted with an air conditioning system and a sat nav. It is being joined by a second similar vehicle.

The coaches were supplied by Irizar UK.

1,000th Irizar i6

ImageIrizar has recently delivered its 1,000th i6. It was manufactured at the Irizar plant in Ormaiztegi, Spain, where a special delivery event was held to celebrate the landmark. The model is currently built as an integral, as well as for all the chassis brands available on the market. Launched at the International Bus and Coach Fair (FIAA) in Madrid in November 2010, it is available in lengths ranging from 10.7m to 15m, three widths from 2.5m to 2.6m, as well as two heights of 3.5m and 3.7m.