New Delhi: Volvo Buses India, a division of VE Business Autos Restricted, on Wednesday launched the next-gen Volvo 9600 platform. The primary choices on this platform are factory-built sleeper and seater coaches in 15m 6×2; and 13.5m 4×2 configurations, the corporate stated in a launch.
Derived from the European design, the Volvo 9600 comes with distinctive tall boy design and Volvo D8K (8-litre) engine, delivering an influence of 260kW (350hp) @ 2200 RPM and a torque of 1350 Nm @ 1200-1600 RPM. The 15m seater coach has a passenger capability of 55, and the sleeper coach has 40 berths. The seater and sleeper purposes incorporate 15.1 cu.m and 9.2 cu.m of bags area respectively. The 13.5m coach seats as much as 47 passengers, whereas the sleeper variant hosts 36 berths. The corresponding baggage areas for the seater and sleeper variants are 13.6 cu.m and eight.1 cu.m respectively.
“The aim of our bus division at VECV is to form the way forward for the Indian bus trade, and to rework public mobility. I’m proud to current the Volvo 9600 which takes the subsequent step in luxurious, consolation, and security that every one of us affiliate with Volvo Buses,” Vinod Aggarwal, MD & CEO, VE Business Autos, stated.
The chassis of the mannequin consists of the I-Shift automated guide gearbox, digital braking system (EBS) Hill begin help and Digital Stability Program (ESP) programs. The fuel-efficient engine together with its purpose-developed drivetrain is designed to attenuate TCO and maximize uptime for bus operators, the corporate stated.
In keeping with Akash Passey, President, Bus Division, VECV, the Volvo 9600 platform merges award-winning bus design, know-how and manufacturing processes with the corporate’s ‘Make-In-India’ journey. “Because the bus trade recovers from a really robust interval, Bus Operators proceed to rely on us to ship options that tackle the aspirations of intercity passengers for protected, luxurious, and globally up to date coaches,” he stated.
Like its predecessors, the coaches on the Volvo 9600 platform might be manufactured on the state-of-the-art Hosakote plant, which has a observe report of manufacturing absolutely constructed Volvo premium buses since 2008. Additional, air-suspended seats with adjustable headrests guarantee a fatigue-free expertise for the driving force.