Volkswagen Volksbus

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Volkswagen Volksbus
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Volksbus 17.240 with a CAIO body on a Brazilian street.
Overview
Manufacturer Volkswagen Trucks and Buses
Production 1993–present
Assembly Brazil
Germany
Body and chassis
Doors 1, 2 or 3 doors
Floor type Step entrance
Dimensions
Length 6.6m to 12.0m
Width 2.5m
Height 3.0m to 4.0m
Volksbus 18.310 OT with a Marcopolo body on a Colombian way
Volksbus 17.240 with a Marcopolo body on a Brazilian street
Volksbus 17.230 EOD with a Marcopolo body on a Brazilian street

The Volkswagen Volksbus is a range of step-floor city bus chassis assembled in Germany and produced by the Brazilian manufacturer Volkswagen Trucks and Buses from 1993 to present.

Today Volkswagen Trucks and Buses produce bus chassis in the 5 to 18 tonne category as microbuses, minibuses, midibuses and coaches, the majority of them are powered by MWM engines.

Variants[edit]

Note: E = Electronic versions, D = Front engine, T = Rear engine

  • 8.140 CO
  • 8.150 OD
  • 8.150 EOD
  • 9.150 OD
  • 9.150 EOD
  • 9.160 OD
  • 15.180 EOD
  • 16.180 CO
  • 16.210 CO Euro II
  • 17.210 OD
  • 17.210 EOD
  • 17.240 OT
  • 17.260 EOT
  • 18.310 OT
  • 18.310 OT Titan
  • 18.320 EOT

Current range[edit]

Microbus
  • 5.140 EOD
  • 8.120 OD Euro III
  • 8.150 OD (Export)
  • 8.150 EOD
Minibus
  • 9.150 OD (Export)
  • 9.150 EOD
  • 9.160 OD
Medium
  • 15.180 EOD
  • 15.190 EOD
  • 17.210 EOD
  • 17.230 EOD
  • 17.260 EOT
Coach
  • 18.320 EOT

Conversions[edit]

All bodies are assembled by private coachbuilders. The coachbuilders then manufacture them to desired configuration e.g. school bus, shuttle bus, tour bus & coaches etc.

Main users of Volksbus chassis' are:

South American manufacturers
South African manufacturers
Kenyan Manufacturers

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Autobuses AGA de Colombia
  2. ^ [1] Inrecar
  3. ^ [2] Metalpar

External links[edit]