Volvo India Launches New Lineup Of Luxury Coaches and City Buses With Global Safety Standards


Volvo India has launched 3 more buses and luxury coaches in India which will come in different combinations and configurations to choose from. This makes the total bus range of Volvo India 10 in number which is so far one of the widest range in commercial fully built buses in India. The launch comes just a few days after Tata Motors introduced two of its Completely Built Buses and Coaches In India. The new lineup of Volvo is of global standards in terms of safety, quality and appearance. In this article, we share with you brief details about these coaches and buses. We also share brief about the Hybrid Bus which will be showcased by Volvo at Auto Expo 2012.

Hakan Karlsson, President, Volvo Bus Corporation and Akash Passey,MD&CEO, Volvo Buses, South Asia at Volvo Buses launch press conference, Delhi, Dec 29, 2011

image – Hakan Karlsson, President, Volvo Bus Corporation and Akash Passey,MD&CEO, Volvo Buses, South Asia at Volvo Buses launch

Volvo 9400PX Luxury Coach Launched In India

Volvo 9400PX is longer, more spacious, more high-performing and comes with a host of new features to make travel even more comfortable. At 14.5m the Volvo 9400PX is the longest intercity coach yet in India. Step inside the coach and discover the finest of interiors with the most luxurious environment.

The Volvo 9400PX is built on the new light-weight Volvo PX platform, which provides even better grade ability and acceleration as well as enhanced stability & larger luggage space. The new coach also packs a performance like never before with the new Volvo 11-litre engine with 370hp. A key feature is the steerable tag-axle for better road handling and maneuverability.

Another key feature of the Volvo 9400PX is the Volvo I-Shift gearbox. This automatic gear changing system provides high drive & ride comfort, better fuel economy and offers high braking power of 400 to 600 kW.

The Volvo 9400PX spacious interiors offer a range of opportunities for customers to incorporate a range of passenger conveniences from pantry, toilets, VOD and a range of other features – for smooth long-distance travel.

The bus offer an all-new dimension of comfort in road travel from the most well-built bus as you glide on for miles. It is a coach in its own class and an inspiration to travel, like never before. Volvo 9400PX has the unique distinction of being a global introduction, starting from India. The first product of its type in the Volvo Product range too.

Volvo 7400XL City Bus Launched In India

Volvo 7400XL is India’s first multi-axle bus with a steered axle. At 14.5m, it is India’s first city bus ready to support efficient mass bus-based transport systems to move more people, with fewer buses, quicker & with less resource utilization. Volvo 7400XL will take the Volvo City Bus Concept to a new level.

If the Volvo 7400 helped move people away from their personal vehicles and save fuel, emissions, road space – the Volvo 7400XL will do this with even greater intensity. The reason is straightforward; the Volvo 7400XL can carry almost 55% more people and as a result improve upon fuel, emissions and road space consumption by as much as 30%. Imagine what this can do for growing cities, high occupancy routes and for de-congestion? The savings are profound.

Most importantly, this new City Bus from Volvo comes after 10-years of deep understanding of high-performing bus applications in India. Maneuverability in the city is gracefully tackled by the steered tag-axle allowing the bus to take on tight roads and turns of a city.

Volvo 9100 Coach Launched In India

The Volvo 9100 coach is a Global introduction for Asia, from Asia. This new coach is an integral part of Volvo Buses’ ambition to drive quality of transport across the country to more & more cities and routes. The Volvo 9100 embodies the Volvo values for safety, quality and care for environment.

The engine is optimized for a range of driving conditions and is backed by Volvo’s rich experience of 10 years in high performing bus applications on Indian roads. The new Volvo coach is designed to meet medium haulage applications and has been designed to take the Volvo experience to millions of new passengers.

For the bus operators the Volvo 9100 presents an unbeatable business proposition in transport economy – offering excellent value in fuel efficiency, maintainability and overall operating costs. The Volvo 9100 highlights the organization’s local product development competencies.

The Volvo 9100 is a global introduction, developed in Asia, starting from India. It takes Volvo buses into new market segments in the country, thereby expanding the market potential significantly.

Volvo 7700 Hybrid Coach Showcase At Auto Expo 2012 In India

The world’s first commercially viable hybrid – Volvo 7700 Hybrid. On display at the Auto Expo 2012

The Volvo 7700 Hybrid is a commercially-produced hybrid bus model. It has been on the market for some years already and both fuel savings and reliability have been proven in commercial operation. The Volvo hybrid technology is probably the most versatile driveline solution there is when it comes to combining environmental improvement with performance, economy and uptime.

  • Proven in widespread commercial operation
  • New lighter body design
  • Increased passenger capacity
  • Up to 37% fuel savings
  • 40-50% lower exhaust emissions
  • Quiet and emission-free at bus stops
  • Optimized for both inner city and suburban traffic conditions
  • Backed by a comprehensive business solutions package

Volvo India Buses And Luxury Coaches Line-up In India

Customers now have the Power of Choice in high-performing buses like never before. The Volvo bus range in India now will include:

  1. Volvo 9400PX Multi-axle at 14.5m,  PX platform & 11-litre engine
  2. Volvo 9400XL Multi-axle at 13.7m with 9 litre engine
  3. Volvo 9400 with 9-litre configuration
  4. Volvo 9400 with 7 litre configuration
  5. Volvo 9100 
  6. Volvo 7400XL City Bus
  7. Volvo 7400 City Bus
  8. Volvo 7400CNG City Bus
  9. Volvo 7400Semi-Low Floor  City Bus
  10. Volvo 8400 Commuter City Bus

Safety Features In Volvo Buses In India

Enhanced Front Under-run Protection & Frontal Impact protection across all coaches:

Volvo Buses has led the way by introducing the first-of-its-kind safety features by any bus manufacturer. As part of its stated value of safety, Volvo has introduced the Front Impact Protection (FIP) and Front Under-run Protection (FUP) systems. Set to exceed global standards and tested by ARAI in India, even as the country regulations have not set any demands on this front.

The FIP is a frontal collision protection system, which effectively spreads the force of an impact into the frontal structure. Full-scale tests show that FIP considerably cuts the risk of serious personal injury.

The FUP system significantly minimizes the risk of injury in the event of a frontal collisions between buses and cars. It consists of a steel structure behind the bumper that prevents the oncoming passenger car from becoming wedged under the bus while at the same time offering excellent protection for those components that are fitted at the lower front part of the coach. Both, these enhancements apply to every Volvo Coach in India.

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