Industry leading Volvo B11R and B8R chassis launched in Indonesia

At Busworld South East Asia Exhibition 2019 in Jakarta, Volvo Buses officially launched the Volvo B11R and Volvo B8R chassis for the Indonesian bus market.

Volvo B11R and V8R chassis launched in Indonesia

“We are extremely excited to introduce our latest product, the Volvo B8R and Volvo B11R, in Indonesia. These buses have proven their performance with demanding customers in several countries and are sure to also meet the requirements of the Indonesian bus market”, says Akash Passey, Senior Vice President Business Region International.

Since 2018, over a hundred Volvo B11R buses are operating as part of the TransJakarta Busway BRT system. This configuration, known locally as “maxibus” can comfortably accommodate up to 90 passengers and is very popular with users. On the Volvo Buses stand at Busworld were two versions of the Volvo B11R chassis – an ultra-high coach and a double decker coach. Also presented alongside, was the Volvo B8RLE low-entry model.

Putting the passenger in the center
Akash Passey represented Volvo Buses at the CEO round table discussion organized by Busworld Academy. Attended by transport associations and operators, the theme of the seminar was to share knowledge on ‘Making transport systems attractive, efficient and affordable in South East Asia’. Speaking at this Thought Leadership session, Akash highlighted the importance of putting the passenger in the center of public transport discussions.

“Indonesia is a very large and rapidly modernising market for buses. This brings a significant opportunity for bus operators and bus manufacturers to support the progress of land transportation through buses that are of high quality, safe and environmentally friendly. Volvo Buses is ideally suited to meet the demands of bus operators and passengers with a proven track record of over 90 years.”

Related News

On the road to safer urban transport in Indonesia: the new Volvo B8RLE

Safety is high on the agenda for the growing Indonesian public transport system. With the newly launched Volvo B8RLE, equipped with advanced technology like I-coaching and electronic braking systems, Volvo Buses can meet all the requirements ...

Brazil: Connected safety technology cuts accident rates by 50%

The Brazilian city of Curitiba cut accidents by 50 per cent on its busiest bus route after implementing Safety Zones. The connectivity solution uses geofencing technology to actively control bus speeds in high-risk zones.


How it works: What is Volvo Dynamic Steering?

By improving the responsiveness and precision of a vehicle’s steering, the unique Volvo Dynamic Steering (VDS) reduces the strain on drivers’ shoulders, neck and arms, and makes manoeuvring a bus considerably easier.


Volvo Bus

Volvo Bus

Get in Touch

Contact us