Volvo Buses Launches New Coach Range in India
Volvo Buses today unveiled its new intercity coach range at the Busworld 2016 in Bengaluru. The New Volvo 9400 range includes the Volvo 9400 12m coach, the best-selling Volvo 9400 13.8m multi-axle coach and the Volvo 9400 14.5m coach where the 11lt. engine is upgraded to meet the upcoming BS-IV emission regulations.
The Volvo 9400 12.0 m coach is equipped with a new 8 lt. engine, produced in India. The best-selling Volvo 9400 13.8m multi-axle coach gets a boost with the engine being upgraded from 9lt. to 11lt. In the Volvo 9400, 14.5m coach, the 11lt. engine is upgraded to meet the upcoming BS-IV emission regulations which come into effect in April 2017.
The new coach range unveil coincides with completion of Volvo Buses’ 15 years journey in India. Over the years Volvo has established itself as the leader in the Indian bus industry. Volvo has sold more than 6,000 buses 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 engines in the new range comply with BS-IV emission norms that come into effect in April 2017. 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. Volvo buses operate on key routes like Mumbai-Pune, Bangalore-Chennai, Bangalore-Hyderabad, Bangalore-Jodhpur and Jaipur-Delhi.