Upgraded intercity coach range from Volvo launched at Indian trade show
INDIA Volvo Buses has unveiled its new intercity coaches at Busworld 2016 in Bengaluru.
The range includes the 12m 9400, best-selling 13.8m multi-axle 9400 and 14.5m 9400 where the 11-litre engine is upgraded to meet upcoming BS-IV emission regulations that take affect in April 2017. The 12m Volvo 9400 is equipped with a new eight-litre engine produced in India while the 13.8m option is being upgraded with its nine-litre engine replaced by the 11-litre.
Volvo says that it has established itself as the leader in the Indian bus industry over the past 15 years during which time it has sold more than 6,000 vehicles in India. Håkan Agnevall, President, Volvo Bus Corporation said: “Volvo Buses has always positioned itself to provide products that deliver the right value to our customers. The new engine range is a good example 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’ modern facility near Hosakote, Bengaluru. Volvo has sold more than 4,500 coaches in India that are helping connect 100-plus locations across the country.
They operate on key routes like Mumbai-Pune, Bangalore-Chennai, Bangalore-Hyderabad, Bangalore-Jodhpur and Jaipur-Delhi.