Volvo Buses India, a part of VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV), has become the first manufacturer to launch a 13.5-metre 4×2 coach in the country.
According to a press release, the rear- engine bus has been developed on the modular Volvo 9400 platform that also includes the 12-metre 4×2 and 14.5-metre 6×2 configurations.
It said the coach maintains industry-leading safety, fuel economy, performance, and passenger comfort that bus operators and passengers have come to expect in Volvo buses, said the release.
The coach offers up to 10 per cent extra seating and over 20 pc additional sleeper berth capacity with almost 25 pc increase in passenger luggage space, added the release.
Mr Vinod Aggarwal, MD & CEO, VECV, said, “The goal of forming our bus division, by integrating Volvo Buses India into VECV is to transform public transport. I am happy to highlight this development as the first fruit from our synergised way of working”.