Volvo Buses Malaysia recently invited its private coach customers and business partners to the Volvo Group Malaysia headquarters in Shah Alam, and officially launched its new model in the Malaysia market – the Volvo B11R 6×2 Low Entry (B11RLE) chassis with walkthrough gangway.
The new model is specially designed to meet the operational need of the Malaysian market which is the second market offering the Volvo B11RLE after United Kingdom.
The newly launched Volvo B11RLE comes with the customized steerable tag axle, which helps enable shorter turning radius and reduces tires’ wear and tear. The specially designed low entry walk through gangway allows customer to specify the luxurious interior for an even more personal and comfortable experience.
With the flexibility to extend the body-build up to 14.2 meters, the coach offers maximized passenger capacity and bigger luggage space. The Volvo B11RLE also combines the reliability and efficiency of Volvo’s standard B11R driveline with 11-litre engine that offers 430 hp, giving stronger power and better performance.
Paired with the engine is Volvo’s I-shift transmission which combines smooth and silent shifting with fuel efficiency and ensures the engine run under optimized conditions.
The event at Volvo Group Malaysia headquarters showcased the new chassis, providing the customers with a first-hand experience of its features and a close view up in person, with a detailed product presentation conducted by Mr. Vikneswaran Subramaniam, Sales Manager of Volvo Buses Malaysia.
The all-new Volvo B11RLE chassis is manufactured in Boras, Sweden and offered in Malaysia in Complete Knocked Down (CKD) form.
Safety wise, the new Volvo B11RLE is equipped Volvo Electronic Stability Program (ESP), the fifth generation Electronic Braking System (EBS) with brake blending and ABS, Volvo Engine Brake (VEB) with retarder, and the Volvo Hill Start Aid system.
It also comes with a range of Volvo service contracts and additional service offering options to ensure maximum efficiency, uptime and support for customers across Malaysia.
“We strongly believe that what the industry needs today is a bus that provides the best solutions to address the challenges that our bus operators face – shortage of drivers, the need to strike a balance between regulated bus fares versus increasing operating costs including fuel prices. With the Volvo B11R 6×2 Low Entry model, we provide a chassis that enhances safety and durability, reduces pollution and achieves an optimal operating costs solution,” says Karen Tan, Country Manager of Volvo Buses Malaysia.