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Volvo showcases new coach range at Busworld India 2016

volvoAiming to redefine intercity travel in India, Swedish bus major Volvo has launched its new Intercity Coach Range at the ongoing Busworld India 2016 expo in Bengaluru.

The New Volvo 9400 range signifies company’s readiness in meeting changing customer needs, passenger aspirations and developing regulatory scenario in India.

The New Range will be manufactured at Volvo’s Indian facility near Bengaluru. From assembly of chassis to roll out of complete buses, this facility follows Volvo Bus Production Systems that are implemented in all Volvo manufacturing sites across the world.

volvo-3The new range includes the Volvo 9400, 12.0m coach with the New 8 lt. engine sourced from VECV’s Pithampur facility. VECV is a joint venture between Volvo and Eicher, producing commercial vehicles and powertrain.

The Volvo 9400, 13.8m multi-axle coach gets a boost with the being upgraded from 9lt. to 11lt. In the Volvo 9400, 14.5m coach the 11lt. engine meets the upcoming BSIV emission regulations, besides improvements for enhanced performance.

The New 8 litre engine is a result of the efforts towards localization of key aggregates.  This also highlights the company’s capability to leverage the local manufacturing competence to meet the market potential.

As such, the bus body in all Volvo buses in India is 100 percent localised. The engines in the new range comply with BSIV emission norms that come into effect in April 2017.Volvo

HåkanAgnevall, President, Volvo Bus Corporation said, “The new engine range is a good example India’s role in Volvo Group’s global plans. The way forward for us is to offer in India the latest solutions that can provide the finest ownership experience to the operators.”

Akash Passey, Senior Vice President – Business Region International, Volvo Bus Corporation said, “Our journey in India over the last 15 years has helped create awareness and acceptability towards bus travel among people. Volvo Buses will continue to take initiatives to make a difference to our customers, which is our commitment to the market.”

VRV Sriprasad, Managing Director, Volvo Buses – South Asia said, “Volvo Buses has always taken the lead in introducing new technologies and concepts. We work closely with our customers and this is reflected in our products and services that help ‘create value’. We reaffirm our commitment to impart the best bus travel experience to our customers, drivers and passengers.”

So far, Volvo has sold more than 6000 buses in India including 4,500 coaches that are helping connect 100-plus locations across the country.

About Jaishankar Jayaramiah

Jaishankar Jayaramiah is a well-known India-based award-winning international Journalist and columnist, who is familiar for his multi-subject expertise, especially in business Journalism. Many of his write-ups remained as game changers in the Indian trade industry while also guiding the government to chalk out its policies. An Engineer-turned Journalist Jayaramiah has worked for Autocar Professional, The Financial Express, The New Indian Express and Automotive World among others before joining Automotive India News. He has extensively traveled across the country, writing on multiple subjects and also visited countries like Germany, Italy, Japan, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Hongkong, Sri Lanka, Maldives etc. Don’t wonder if you find a story on coffee or agriculture or even on politics when you Google his details as he has written on almost all subjects during his 18-year journey so far in Journalism. While keeping automotive as main beat all along his career, he has also covered all other verticals under Old & New Economy. For the past few years, he has been focusing only on B2B Automotive niche. Personally he likes to write more on the government policies; international trends related to automotive industry and new auto technologies.

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