Volvo rolls out three new coaches9/19/06
The Volvo 9900 is the company’s most exclusive tourist coach, with features to satisfy the most demanding customers. Passenger comfort is exceptionally high, with theater floor and a sloping window line that ensures a perfect view for all passengers.
Volvo Buses is also launching an entirely new coach model for customers requiring an elegant, simple and value-for-money coach or intercity bus. The Volvo B9R/Sunsundegui is being produced in cooperation with the Spanish body company Sunsundegui.
Volvo is first in the bus and coach industry to launch a front underrun protection system that prevents cars from being wedged under the bus in the event of a collision. As a result of this protection, the deformation zones in the passenger car as well as the coach are used to absorb impact energy and, accordingly, reduce the risk of serious injuries.
A common feature for all three coach models is that they are equipped with engines that meet the new, restrictive Euro 4 emissions standard. It is also possible for customers to order engines that comply with the proposed Euro 5 standard, a requirement that does not become valid until 2009.
Volvo has chosen SCR technology to meet the emissions requirements. As a result of this and new, improved gearboxes, the new engines are more fuel-efficient than their predecessors. With today’s high fuel prices, this is a major benefit for coach operators, while at the same time reducing the emission of carbon dioxide.
September 19, 2006
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