PRODUKTU Berria 21. In the Basque language it means ‘new product of the 21st century’. And that is the full name of the PB 21, the top in the touring coach range by Irizar (Global Passenger Networks’ Strategic Alliance Partner), in production since 2001. It is a vehicle that combines luxury with style, comfort with safety and whose futuristic shapes inspired the aesthetics of its younger brother, the i6, a couple of years ago.
There are a dozen model variants produced by the Iberian manufacturer with five different lengths (from 12 metres up to the 15 metres long three axles model) and two heights (3.5-3.7 metres). There is no lack of choice also in terms of mechanics, since the vehicle comes with bodywork on various chassis by leading European manufacturers.
The PB 21 has just recently celebrated the tenth anniversary since its debut on the Italian market. It was December 2002 when Irizar Italy officially introduced the range at the Regina theatre in Cattolica ‘baptising’ the first five units sold in the Italian Peninsula during a ceremony in Piazza 1° Maggio. Since then there have been about 200 units commissioned in Italy. Customers satisfaction is also apparent by the fact that there are waiting lists for purchase in the market for used vehicles. In Italy they are commercialised in the sizes of 12 and 15 metres, built on Scania mechanics.
The all-Italian ten-years anniversary of the PB 21 series coincides with the delivery of a new vehicle to Eurobooking in Salerno, a transport company of the Buonocore Group and loyal Irizar customer with 13 coaches purchased over the years.
The tenth anniversary marking the presence of the Irizar PB 21 range in the Italian market coincides with the delivery of a PB 12-37 to Eurobooking in Salerno, Buonocore groupdesigned with an eye on the smallest details with wood-like flooring and upholstery with leather finishing on side panels and armrests and also with foldable tables on the back of the seat. Further onboard equipment comprises a camera for the tour guide and for frontal street viewing. A toilet is included as standard equipment.
The PB coach delivered last December in Campania (a region in southern Italy) measures 12 metres in length and has a height of 3.7 metres with a capacity of 51 passengers plus driver and guide. The interiors have been designed with an eye on the smallest detials with wood-like flooring and upholstery with leather finishing on side panels and armrests and also with foldable tables on the back of the seat. Further onboard equipment comprises a camera for the tour guide and for frontal street viewing. A toilet is included as standard equipment.
The vehicles is powered by a Scania DC13 engine of 440 hp with 12-speed Opticruise automatic transmission.