One Year Later: Irizar i6 Gains in U.S. Market

Posted on September 26, 2017 by Martin Romjue, Editor LCT Magazine

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Like the business model of its bus clients, the company works to provide VIP treatment. “Our research suggested this was an opportunity with the status of the market when we launched the company last year, enabling not only the uniqueness of the Irizar i6 to be a real differentiator, but also our approach to aftersales service,” Dixon says.    

Product Updates
• Since the first i6s hit U.S. roads last year, Irizar introduced customized seating options that improve comfort with added legroom and enhanced safety. Irizar maintains it offers the only seats for full size coaches on the market that surpass both FMVSS 207 and 210 standards. For custom orders, clients may choose from a wide array of the latest European leathers, fabrics, and synthetic materials in a wide range of colors and customize seven different sections of the seats.

• Irizar has developed a new design for its ADA wheelchair lift system in which the enclosure hangs from the top of the luggage compartment instead of on the floor of the baggage bays.  This further enhances the storage capacity of its SuperCargo models, providing better access for the loading and unloading of luggage when using the last curbside cargo bay of the Irizar i6.  

• Irizar delivered its first two-door model earlier this year, which includes a second door halfway down the right side.

• The integral i6 designed for the U.S. market, with a stainless steel monocoque designed chassis and equipped with a Cummins ISX EPA 2017 engine and Allison B500 transmission, are made at Irizar’s primary state-of-the-art production factory and headquarters in the San Sebastian region of Northern Spain.

These motorcoaches have a dedicated production line with a spec production run of i6 coaches monthly. INA Bus Sales can fulfill custom orders to their exact specifications and deliver those units within a 90-120 day timeframe, year round.  It keeps a new inventory of in stock units strategically positioned throughout the country. 

ADA Advantage
Both the Standard and Super Cargo i6 models are ADA compliant and have the option to come one of three ways:
1. Non ADA: No door midship on the curbside of the coach, no Masats lift system
2. ADA Prep: Door for lift system with pre-wiring, no Masats lift system
3. ADA: Door midship with Masats lift system located in luggage compartment below the midship door. 

This article originally appeared in LCT Magazine.

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