Volvo B10B

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Volvo B10B
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Overview
Manufacturer Volvo
Production 1992-2001
Assembly Sweden
Body and chassis
Class Bus chassis
Doors 1-3
Floor type Step entrance
Powertrain
Engine 9.6-litre horizontally rear-mounted I-6
Volvo THD101, THD102, THD103, THD104, DH10A,[1] GH10A
Transmission Voith
ZF
Chronology
Predecessor Leyland Lynx
Volvo B10R
Successor Volvo B7R

Volvo B10BLE
Volvo B12B

The Volvo B10B was a rear-engined high-floor bus chassis manufactured by Volvo between 1992 and 2001. The first prototype were built in 1990, but the B10B wasn't launched until the 1992 Geneva Motor Show.[2] It superseded the Leyland Lynx (by then a Volvo product) and Volvo B10R. For stage use it was gradually succeeded by the low-floor B10BLE, which was introduced only a year later, though not in all markets. For interurban use the B7R came as a replacement in 1998, and ultimately for coach work, the B12B took over in 2001.

The B10B was not generally available with a natural gas or biogas engine, like the B10BLE, but two buses were bodied by Vest for NSB Biltrafikk in Stavanger in 1998 and 1999.

In the United Kingdom, the B10B was purchased in large numbers by GM Buses North, Merseybus, Oxford Bus Company, Trent and Yorkshire Rider.[3]

In Australia, the B10B was purchased in small numbers by Glenorie Bus Company, Grenda Corporation, North & Western Bus Lines, Parramatta-Ryde Bus Service and Westbus.[4][5][6][7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Commercial catalogue - Applications Letrika
  2. ^ Geneva launch for Volvo citybus Commercial Motor 19 December 1991
  3. ^ Volvo B10B Bus Lists on the Web
  4. ^ Glenorie Bus Co Australian Bus Fleet Lists
  5. ^ Ventura Group Australian Bus Fleet Lists
  6. ^ North & Western Bus Lines Australian Bus Fleet Lists
  7. ^ Parramatta-Ryde Bus Service Australian Bus Fleet Lists
  8. ^ CDC Group NSW Australian Bus Fleet Lists

External links[edit]

Media related to Volvo B10B at Wikimedia Commons