Peruvian operator Transportes Línea has bought 10 new Volare Attack 8 minibuses with 4X4 traction. The vehicles will be used to transport mining workers from their lodgings to the exploration tunnels. According to Rodrigo Bisi, Volare’s Export Manager, the acquisition is the result of a long and extensive relationship and research work to develop vehicles which meet Transporte Línea’s needs. “It took several months and various meetings until we got to the configuration that would best meet the customer needs. The choice was also based on high standards of quality, safety, comfort and delivery time” he said.
“These are the first Volare Attack 8 4X4 vehicles to operate in the mining sector of Peru, which opens up new prospects for growth in that country as there is a demand for a robust vehicle that can travel in unpaved locations for other companies in mining, the most representative sector in the Peruvian economy, ” continued Rodrigo.
The buses offer reclining seats with three-point seatbelts and air-conditioning, and have re-inforced suspension suitable for travelling to hard-to-reach places and on secondary roads. The Attack 8 4X4 has a powertrain set with front-wheel drive and transmission system with options for 4X2 (rear wheel drive only), 4X4 (front and rear wheel drive) and reduced 4X4.
The model developed for Transportes Línea has larger entry and exit angles, rear tailgate, spare tyre, special protection for the engine crankcase and fuel tank, and is equipped with a 152hp Cummins ISF 3.8 engine.