The FINANCIAL -- “This is a historic step, the biggest renewal of our European coach range for more than 20 years. I’m convinced that our customers and their passengers will appreciate the result,” says Håkan Agnevall, President of Volvo Buses.
The new Volvo Buses range of vehicles for tourist and line-haul operations includes two models – the luxurious Volvo 9900 and the versatile Volvo 9700. Both feature a dynamically styled exterior with crisp lines and smooth sides, taking aerodynamics to a new level.
Inside the coach, the design team attached considerable importance to both visual and tactile quality. Passengers are greeted with a calm and balanced light palette as well as tasteful combinations of textile and leather, set off by accent details in metal, according to Volvogroup.
“We have been determined to create a modern functional, friendly and inviting overall impression with strong character,” says Dan Frykholm, Design Director Volvo Buses.
The new 9000 range stays true to its Volvo heritage, with technology that makes it one of the safest coach ranges on the market. Both the Volvo 9700 and the Volvo 9900 feature comprehensive solutions for active and passive safety. Among the new features are more robust frontal impact protection (FIP) and a Driver Alert system that monitors the bus’s movements and issues alerts if the driver is tired or not concentrating on the road.
“We aspire to be our customers’ best business partner, with a firm focus on lifecycle cost, uptime, and reliability. With our all-new, modern coaches and flexible services we offer a highly competitive holistic value proposition to the market. Simply put, we make it easier for our customers to provide an excellent service and make money,” says Håkan Agnevall.