Volvo Buses

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Volvo Buses
Subsidiary of Volvo
Industry Manufacturing
Founded 1968
Headquarters Gothenburg, Sweden
Key people
Håkan Agnevall
(President)
Products Buses
Parent Volvo
Website [1]

Volvo Buses (Swedish: Volvo Bussar AB ) is a subsidiary and a business area of the Swedish vehicle maker Volvo, which became an independent division in 1968. It is based in Gothenburg.

It is the world's largest bus manufacturer, with a complete range of heavy buses for passenger transportation. The product range includes complete buses and coaches as well as chassis combined with a comprehensive range of services.

The bus operation has a global presence, with production in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia. In India it set up its production facility in Bangalore. Former production facility was located in Irvine, Scotland (closed in 2000).

Products[edit]

Chassis[edit]

Historical[edit]

Current[edit]

Complete buses[edit]

Hybrid Volvo 7700H bus at the Czech Bus Fair 2011
  • C10M (built in 1980s)
  • 5000/7500 low-floor citybus (B10L/B7L/B9S Articulated chassis)
  • 7000/7700 low-floor citybus (B10L/B7L/B9L chassis)
  • 7250/7350 coach (Volvo/Drögmöller B10-400/B7R chassis) - for Mexico
  • 7400 - for India
  • 7400XL - for India
  • 7450/7550 coach
  • 7700A articulated low-floor citybus (B7LA/B9LA chassis)
  • 7700 Hybrid low-floor citybus (B5LH chassis)
  • 7800 articulated BRT bus (B9S Articulated chassis) - for China
  • 7900 low-floor citybus
  • 7900 Hybrid low-floor citybus (B5LH chassis)
  • 7900A Hybrid articulated low-floor citybus (B5LAH chassis)
  • 8300 intercity (B9R chassis) - for Mexico
  • 8400 citybus (B7RLE chassis) - for India
  • 8500 TX intercity (B7R/B12M chassis)
  • 8500A articulated intercity (B12MA chassis)
  • 8500LE citybus (B10BLE/B7RLE/B12BLE/B9S Articulated chassis)
  • 8700 TX intercity (B7R/B12B/B12M chassis)
  • 8700LE citybus (B7RLE/B12BLE chassis)
  • 8700LEA articulated citybus (B12BLEA chassis)
  • 8900 intercity (B7R/B9R/B8R chassis)
  • 8900LE citybus (B7RLE/B9RLE/B8RLE chassis)
  • 9100 coach - for Asia
  • 9300 coach (B9R chassis) - for Mexico
  • 9400 intercity (B7R/B9R chassis) - for India
  • 9400XL(6X2) intercity (B9R chassis) - for India
  • 9400PX coach (B11R chassis) - for India
  • 9500 coach (B9R/B8R chassis)
  • 9600 coach (B9R chassis) - for China
  • 9700 TX intercity/coach (B12B/B12M/B7R/B9R/B13R/B11R/B8R chassis)
  • 9800 coach (B12M chassis) - for China
  • 9900 coach (B12B/B13R/B11R chassis)

Acquired companies[edit]

Bus makers owned/acquired by Volvo:

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brief History Overview Volvo Buses (Archived 28 January 1997)
  2. ^ "AB Volvo - press release". Cision Wire. Retrieved 1999-09-22.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ Carrus Carrus (Archived 2 March 2000)
  4. ^ "Volvo Buses de Mexico (previously MASA)". Jane's Urban Transport Systems, Jane's Information Group. November 9, 2005. Retrieved 2010-05-09. 

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