Volvo Buses India introduces fully constructed sleeper coaches, Auto Information, Automobilnews
New Delhi: Volvo Buses India, a part of VE Industrial Automobiles (VECV), on Tuesday launched its first fully constructed sleeper coach. The 15m sleeper coach has been developed on the class-leading Volvo B11R chassis, the corporate mentioned in a launch. The primary eight coaches will likely be delivered to the Kerala State Highway Transport Company (KSRTC).
Vinod Aggarwal, MD, and CEO, VECV, mentioned, ‘We’re thrilled to launch the primary factory-built sleeper coaches compliant with authorized and Volvo Bus requirements. It’s noteworthy that we had been capable of ship this world- class resolution inside a 12 months of building VECV Bus Division combining the Volvo Buses India operations and Eicher bus to energise public transport with industry-defining merchandise and options. We’re assured that the brand new Volvo B11R sleeper will set up a brand new benchmark within the quickly rising sleeper bus market.’
Based on Akash Passey, president, bus division, VE Industrial Automobiles, the corporate’s globally-benchmarked Hosakote manufacturing facility is uniquely geared to develop fully constructed buses which are distinguished for his or her superior design, sturdiness, consolation, and security. “We’re humbled to have delivered the primary sleeper coaches to KSRTC for deployment on routes connecting God’s Personal Nation! Passengers can journey in internationally benchmarked consolation, safe within the data that we ship the best ranges of worth and security,” he added.‘Kerala has a long-term agenda to develop high-quality public transport in line with the quickly evolving mobility wants of our progressive state. These sleeper buses will likely be deployed on outstanding intra-state and inter-state routes,” Biju Prabhakar, chairman and managing director, KSRTC, mentioned.
The benchmark sleeper bus physique platform may also be utilized to the Volvo B8R vary that features 12m and 13.5m chassis.
The Volvo B11R comes with the chassis’ 12-speed I-Shift gearbox, electronically-controlled air suspensions and digital braking programs.
The coach can accommodate 39 berths and supply for 12.5 cu.m of private baggage house. It is usually geared up with a completely sealed saloon space that includes fire-retardant grade materials, plywood, cushions, and ABS surfaces.
To maximise sturdiness, the sleeper physique has been constructed on a high-strength carbon metal construction coated with anti-corrosive paint. The coach is totally compliant with all related automotive requirements and norms.
The sleeper ensures snug and spacious berths with headrests for passengers together with devoted small baggage house, cellular chargers, and a private studying lamp. There may be additionally provision for a curtain between adjoining berths. The vast gangway with anti-skid vinyl flooring supplies ample house for in-vehicle accessibility. The LED lamps endow the interiors with the proper mix of aesthetics and performance.