Great Volvo Buses India introduces the Volvo 9600 intercity platform.

Great Volvo Buses India introduces the Volvo 9600 intercity platform. Today, Volvo Buses India introduced the 9600 series of luxury buses in the nation. The new Volvo 9600 luxury buses are offered in 15m 6×2 and 13.5m 4×4 configurations. They will be available from the factory in both seating and sleeping versions. The Volvo 9600 is based on the company’s European design, which is characterised by tall boy aesthetics and ample interior space. The 15m seater coach will be able to accommodate 55 passengers or 40 sleepers in sleeping configuration. In contrast, the 13.5m coach will be able to accommodate up to 47 passengers or provide 36 berths. Follow Fore More Updates at

Vinod Aggarwal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of VE Commercial Vehicles, stated, “The mission of our bus division at VECV is to create the future of the Indian bus industry and improve public transportation. I am pleased to introduce the Volvo 9600, which represents the next level of luxury, comfort, and safety, which we all identify with Volvo Buses.” President of VECV’s Bus Division, Akash Passey, stated, “The Volvo 9600 platform combines award-winning bus design, technology, and production processes with our successful “Make in India” initiative. As the bus industry returns from a very difficult period, Bus Operators continue to rely on us to develop solutions that satisfy intercity customers’ desires for secure, elegant and globally modern coaches.

Normative specifications

The Volvo 9400 B8R 13.5m coach has a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) rating of 18 tonnes. It is powered by Volvo’s proven D8K six-cylinder diesel engine with direct injection and 300 horsepower. This ensures the best-in-class power-to-weight ratio for customers. The Electronically Controlled Suspension (ECS) System enhances ride quality, while the Electronic Braking System enhances safety (EBS).

Redefining convenience and security

The Volvo B11R is optimised for exceptional performance in challenging situations. Notable chassis components include the 12-speed I-Shift transmission, Electronically Controlled Air Suspensions, and Electronic Braking systems. The vehicle has 39 berths and 12.5 cubic metres of space for personal belongings. The totally enclosed saloon area incorporates fire-retardant textiles, plywood, cushions, and ABS surfaces that give off an upscale vibe while ensuring the highest level of safety.

The body of the sleeper has been constructed from high-strength carbon steel and covered with anti-corrosion paint to maximise its endurance. The coach conforms to all applicable automobile standards and regulations. The sleeper provides travellers with comfy and wide sleepers with headrests, as well as a small luggage compartment, mobile phone chargers, and a personal reading lamp. In addition, there is space for a curtain between neighbouring berths. The broad gangway with nonslip vinyl flooring offers adequate space for vehicle entry. The LED lighting provides the interiors with the ideal combination of aesthetics and utility.

Concerning Volvo Buses India:

Since establishing its presence in India in 2001, Volvo Buses has developed industry-leading expertise in high-performance bus applications. Over 7,500 Volvo buses operate on Indian highways, offering passengers with the safest, most luxurious, and most comfortable travel experience possible. Prior to the epidemic, about a million individuals commuted daily on a Volvo Bus, with the population of buses having travelled more than 3 billion kilometres.

VE Commercial Vehicles Limited (VECV) is a manufacturer of commercial vehicles.

Volvo Buses India introduces the Volvo 9600 intercity platform.
Volvo Buses India introduces the Volvo 9600 intercity platform.

The Volvo Group and Eicher Motors Limited have formed VE Commercial Vehicles Limited (VECV). The company, which has been in operation since July 2008, encompasses the full line of Eicher-branded trucks and buses, VE Powertrain, Eicher’s component companies, and the sales and distribution of Volvo trucks within India. The operations of Volvo Buses in India have been incorporated into VECV’s newly created Bus Division as of November 2020. The mission of VECV is to be regarded as the industry leader driving commercial transportation modernisation in India and developing nations.

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