New Volvo coach range launched at Busworld India
Volvo Buses unveiled its new intercity coach range for India at the Busworld 2016 event in Bengaluru. The Volvo 9400 range includes a 12m coach, a 13.8m multi-axle coach, and a 14.5m coach which has an upgraded 11litre engine to meet the BS-IV emission regulations which come into effect in April 2017.
The Volvo 9400 12 m coach is equipped with a new 8litre engine, produced in India, while the best-selling Volvo 9400 13.8m multi-axle coach gets its engine upgraded from 9 to 11litre.
“Volvo Buses has always positioned itself to provide products that deliver the right value to our customers,” says Håkan Agnevall, president, Volvo Bus Corporation. “The new engine range is a good example of India’s role in Volvo Group’s global plans. The way forward for us in India is to offer the latest solutions that can provide the finest ownership experience to the operators.”
The new range will be manufactured at Volvo Buses’ facility near Hosakote, Bengaluru. Volvo has sold more than 4,500 coaches in India, that are helping connect 100-plus locations across the country. Volvo buses operate on a variety of routes including Mumbai-Pune, Bangalore-Chennai, Bangalore-Hyderabad, Bangalore-Jodhpur and Jaipur-Delhi.