17/10/2013

New design, lower weight: Volvo’s coaches are updated



by Press release

Two of Volvo’s coaches, the Volvo 9700 and 9900, have been upgraded in a number of areas. A new engine for Euro 6, new design to the front and rear, new rearview mirrors and lower weight are some of the most significant changes.

With a new 11-liter engine for Euro 6, Volvo Buses not only meets future European emission requirements, but also reduces fuel consumption for its inter-city buses by 2%. The noise level will also be reduced. At the same time, the appearance of both the Volvo 9700 and 9900 have received a lift. The front has a more aerodynamic shape than before, new front hood and a new, highly visible Volvo emblem. In the rear, the spoiler, rear window, engine hood and bumper have received a new design.

Better view for the driver
A new installation for the rear camera and new rearview mirrors provides the driver with a better all-round view. As an option, additional lighting can be placed above the front door and an electric-driven function for retracting the rearview mirrors from the driver’s seat. This autumn, new fog lights will be introduced with integrated function to light up the area at the front corner of the bus when the bus is turning and will make night driving safer in densely populated areas.

Lower weight saves fuel
In addition to less weight, which is related to the new, lighter engine, Volvo Buses has implemented a number of other weight-saving measures. The most recent generation of passenger seats, for example, will reduce the total weight by approximately 120 kg, compared with the past.

Facts about the Volvo 9700
Length: 4x 2 12.35 m, 6x 2 13.0 m, 6x 2 13.8 m
Overall height with AC mm: 3740, length 12.35 m also available with 3620 mm height.
Permitted GVW (kg): 19000, 24750/26500, 24750/26500
Diesel engine: Volvo D11 for Euro 6 norms (430 hp and 2050 Nm)
(460 hp and 2200 Nm available as option).



Facts about the Volvo 9900
Length: 4x 2 12.35 m, 6x 2 13.0 m, 6x 2 13.8 m
Overall height with AC mm: 3740
Permitted GVW (kg): 19000, 24750/26500, 24750/26500
Diesel engine: Volvo D11 for Euro 6 norms (430 hp and 2050 Nm)
(460 hp and 2200 Nm available as option).



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For further information, please contact:
Helena Lind, Manager Media Relations, Volvo Bus Corporation
Phone: +46 (0)31-323 62 57



Press release EN: Volvo Buses 9700 9900 upgrade
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