Throughout May, Volvo Bus Australia held information forums in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth to update and notify operators of Volvo’s new Euro 6 product range and technology. The forums attracted more than 150 attendees ranging from private operators to state transit authorities, city councils and bus associations.
Discussion topics included new product design, specifications, technology, legislation, emission levels, and body build.
“Our aim was to inform operators of Volvo’s new Euro 6 product offerings and innovative technology while also reassuring them that although we have Euro 6 products readily available, there is no pressure to purchase them until they have been formally legislated by the government,” explained Sean Copeland – General Manager Volvo Bus Australia.
The forums were led by NSW Service Manager, David Woodward and Sales Engineering and Bodybuild Manager, Dean Moule. Both employees have a solid background in the new technology and experienced the products first hand in Sweden earlier this year.
“We are confident about the latest products and believe that Volvo’s Euro 6 line up will provide additional savings for our customers,” said David. The Volvo Euro 6 product range will be based around new 8 and 11 litre Volvo engines that will be used across the Volvo Truck platform as well.
A fundamental message throughout the forums was that, for those customers who are in no hurry to move to Euro 6, the proven Euro 5 range will be available for years to come.
“The Volvo 7-litre models have proven to offer outstanding productivity in Australian conditions over the last five years and we are happy to offer these alongside the new Euro 6 range, which is already receiving great feedback from European operators,” said Sean. A final decision by the Australian Federal Government has not been made in regards to Euro 6 regulation.
For those customers wanting to experience the product for themselves, Volvo will have Euro 6 vehicles available for inspection and test drive in late 2014. For more information, please contact your local Volvo sales representative.