Volvo Buses India Presents Fully Built Sleeping Coaches, Auto News, ET Auto
New Delhi: Volvo Buses India, part of VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV), launched its first fully-built sleeping coach on Tuesday. The 15m sleeper coach was developed on the class-leading Volvo B11R chassis, the company said in a statement. The first eight coaches will be delivered to the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC).
Vinod Aggarwal, MD and CEO of VECV, said: âWe are delighted to launch the first factory-built sleeping coaches that comply with legal and Volvo Bus standards. It is worth mentioning that we were able to deliver this world class solution less than a year after the establishment of the VECV Bus division combining Volvo Buses India operations and the Eicher bus to energize public transport with products and services. solutions that define the industry. We are confident that the new Volvo B11R sleeper will set a new benchmark in the rapidly growing sleeper bus market. ‘
According to Akash Passey, President, Bus Division, VE Commercial Vehicles, the company’s global benchmark Hosakote manufacturing facility is uniquely designed to develop fully-built buses that are distinguished by superior design, durability, comfort and safety. . âWe are honored to have delivered the first sleeper coaches to KSRTC for deployment on routes connecting God’s country! Passengers can travel in internationally recognized comfort, knowing that we offer the highest levels of value and safety, âhe added.
âKerala has a long term program to develop high quality public transport in line with the rapidly changing mobility needs of our progressive state. These sleeper buses will be deployed on important intra-state and interstate routes, âsaid Biju Prabhakar, President and CEO of KSRTC.
The sleeper bus body reference platform can also be applied to the Volvo B8R range which includes 12m and 13.5m chassis.
The Volvo B11R comes with the chassis’ 12-speed I-Shift transmission, electronically controlled air suspensions and electronic brake systems.
The coach can accommodate 39 berths and offers 12.5 m3 of space for personal luggage. It is also equipped with a fully sealed square with fire retardant fabrics, plywood, cushions and ABS surfaces.
To maximize durability, the transom body has been constructed on a high strength carbon steel structure coated with corrosion resistant paint. The coach is fully compliant with all relevant automotive standards and norms.
The sleeper provides comfortable and spacious bunks with headrests for passengers as well as a small dedicated luggage space, mobile chargers and a personal reading light. A curtain is also provided between the adjacent berths. The wide gangway with non-slip vinyl floor provides ample space for accessibility in the vehicle. LED lamps give interiors the right mix of aesthetics and functionality.