You see it right away. The Volvo 9700 double decker is special. It’s big, it’s bold and so very Volvo. It can be specified for a truly premium tour & charter experience, as well as for efficient line-haul operation. Your passengers will love it, and so will your drivers.
The driver’s environment in the Volvo 9700 DD is probably the best driver workplace in a double decker. Ergonomic, focused and comfortable, seated on an elevated platform, providing improved safety and visibility. The suspended seat can be adjusted so that every driver can find the perfect working position. Instruments are easy to read on the curved dashboard and all controls are within convenient reach. In addition, you can specify rear-facing cameras instead of external side mirrors. For added safety and convenience, the Volvo 9700 DD can also be equipped with a 360° camera system around the vehicle to ensure no hidden corners, as well as a Blind Spot Detection system that warns the driver if a pedestrian, cyclist or motorcyclist has been detected in the vehicle’s blind spot.
Step in through the two wide doors and you enter a spacious and pleasant interior. The lower floor is a well-dimensioned cabin with up to 25 seats, and of course the possibility of creating a wheelchair space. Overhead, there are spacious luggage racks for personal belongings and user-friendly service sets. You can choose between different toilet alternatives and tailor the kitchen solution to suit your requirements, for example with a fridge, coffee maker and microwave.
Two comfortable stairs directly inside the doors facilitate passenger flow and take you to the upper floor. There you are welcomed to a bright and relaxing environment. The optional sky roof from front to rear reinforces the airy feeling. Your passengers are seated in comfortable Volvo coach seats, regarded by many customers as the most comfortable seats on the market. There are spacious luggage racks and user-friendly service sets, and you can specify USB and 230V outlets for charging of mobiles and computers.
A perfect interior climate and versatile infotainment systems guarantee a comfortable travelling experience in the Volvo 9700 DD. The powerful climate system can handle the most extreme conditions from freezing Nordic winters to hot Mediterranean summers. Onboard infotainment can be tailored to meet your specific requirements. Whatever you choose, the devices will feature a user-friendly location and layout, easy for driver and guide to operate.
Storage spaces are maximised in the Volvo 9700 DD. In addition to the overhead compartments on both floors, there is optimised space under the front stairs. For bulkier items, the Volvo 9700 DD features a luggage compartment with a capacity of up to 8 m3. Large top-hinged hatches and a large side-hinged door with handy steps facilitate loading and unloading.
There is probably no safer way to travel on the road than in a Volvo coach. Active systems help avoid dangerous situations, and protective safety functions minimize harmful effects in case of an accident. In every Volvo, safety is built-in from the start. It’s a cornerstone of our legacy, and of our strategy for the future.
The Volvo 9700 DD is big, bold and so very Volvo. The V-shaped headlights, the unique side-line and a dynamic and aerodynamic design that truly says: this bus is both great to drive and great to ride in. With clear design cues from our premium coaches both front and rear and lines that express comfort and safety, the Volvo 9700 DD is a clear member of our Volvo coach family.
As a driver, you’ll appreciate the powerful 11-litre Volvo engine, delivering 460 hp and a massive 2200 Nm of torque for comfortable and effortless driving. It’s very fuel-efficient and is certified for both HVO fuel and B100 biodiesel (RME) for fossil-free operation. The driveline also features our legendary I-Shift transmission that combines smooth and precise gearshifts with high average speed and outstanding driveability.