This VDL Futura 12.2 Metre Euro 6 DDI 1 and 3 specification coach came about in response to our customers requests for a coach with the flexibility to cover all types of work. The parameters we worked to were simple, no loss of style or looks, no loss of coach specification and no loss of luggage capacity.
The advantages of the Futura FHD for this conversion were easy to see: Proven reliability, lightweight construction, ease of maintenance, effortless to drive, excellent fuel efficiency and the best residual value in todays market.
All three Moseley companies contributed to the lift system during its development by VDL around 2013, fitted above the rear axle and mounted internally, avoiding road dirt and water ingress.
Bay Travel of Cowdenbeath, a regular customer, have taken delivery of the first one (pictured) A second vehicle for this company is on order.
The full specification includes:
36 months or 300,000km full warranty
DAF MX11 270 bhp Euro 6 engine
ZF ecolife fully automatic gearbox including retarder
Fuel capacity – 500 litres
a/c climate control
53 part leather Vogal reclining sets with three point belts
driver and courier seats
tip up tables to seat backs
o/s centre toilet plus continental door,
double glazing to side glass – tinted
hot water boiler
rear view camera
Bosch radio PA system including bluetooth
2 x 19 inch flat screen monitors
driver and courier fans
Hanover display destination equipment
400 kg wheelchair lift, anchorage for two wheelchairs and 2 double quick release seats
central locking to luggage flaps