The Abu Dhabi Department of Transport has ordered 168 premium intercity coaches from Volvo Buses and Famco Al Futtaim Auto & Machinery Co (Famco) through the city’s operators. The chassis order is the largest to date in Abu Dhabi for Volvo. With the latest order, the Volvo fleet in the United Arab Emirates will amount to almost 800 vehicles, operating in all three segments in the UAE – city, intercity and premium Coach. The chassis are Volvo B11R Euro VI, the first Euro VI buses ever to be purchased by Abu Dhabi Department of Transport, and they will have Castrosua Magnus E bodies. Deliveries are planned for Q4 2019 to Q4 2020.
Besides the vehicles, the contract with the operators includes a comprehensive maintenance contract. The tender was awarded to the operator presenting a combination of superior vehicle specifications combined with low operating cost. The unique value proposition offered by Volvo helped the operator remain competitive and make a winning bid.
“With this latest order the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport continues to put strong confidence both in Volvo products and in our team,” said Håkan Agnevall, President Volvo Buses. “We are very proud and honored to deliver our B11R Euro VI, a transport solution that excels in drivability, comfort and safety.”
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