Volvos’ premium coach voted best and safest at Busworld

The Volvo 9900, Volvo Buses’ premium coach, received two prestigious awards at the international Busworld show in Brussels. Facing tough competition from eight rivals, the Volvo 9900 was voted both safest and best coach all categories in the Busworld Awards 2019 competition.

Busworld Awards 2019

The Volvo 9900 was voted best coach all categories and was named Grand Award Coach. The jury awarded the Volvo 9900 high points for driving characteristics, interior and exterior design, and maintenance simplicity.

"The Volvo 9900 is one of the most award-winning coaches ever. It previously won the coveted Red Dot Award design prize, the Sustainable Bus Award and Coach of the Year in Spain, but above all the Volvo 9900 is highly regarded by customers, drivers and passengers resulting in good sales figures. Receiving another two prestigious awards at Busworld is even more confirmation that we have succeeded in our aim to offer a coach of absolute world class," says Håkan Agnevall, President of Volvo Buses.

In addition to Grand Award Coach, the Volvo 9900 received an award for best safety – the Safety Label Coach. It received far higher points for its safety level than did the other participating coaches, not least thanks the accessibility to the automatic fire-extinguishing system, a front impact system that protects the driver in the event of a collision, and the Zone Management System that provides information about the vehicle and allows the operator to remotely control the speed via a computer. Door illumination that assists the passengers when boarding and exiting was another feature that the jury noted in its assessment.

Brussels, October 18, 2019

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For further information, please contact:
Joakim Kenndal, Manager Media Relations, Volvo Bus Corporation,                       
Phone +46 739 02 51 50 or e-mail joakim [dot] kenndal [at] volvo [dot] com

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