Commercial Vehicles unveiled the next generation Volvo and Eicher intercity
buses at Prawaas 3.0 being held in Hyderabad on August 5 and 6. This is the third edition of India’s
flagship bus and car travel show.
the buses unveiled at the event are the newly launched Volvo 9600 15m and 13.5m
intercity coach which has been inspired by an award-winning European design, and
the Eicher 13.5m Intercity Coach.
Aggarwal, MD & CEO, VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd., and Akash Passey,
President, Bus Division, VECV were present at the event to unveil these
best-in-class vehicles that reiterate the company’s continued focus on
delivering futuristic industry leading products.
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on the launch, Vinod Aggarwal noted, “Indian bus industry is on the path of
revival. With the market opening up across segments, inter-city travel is
picking up robustly and will soon touch pre-Covid levels. In such a scenario,
the state of the art, industry-leading modern and luxurious buses from Volvo
and Eicher will set new benchmarks in long-distance travel and pave the path
for the industry. This strong line-up of next-gen buses promise comfort and
safety combined with greater efficiency that offers a truly superlative
added, "The Volvo 9600 and the Eicher Intercity Coach are a testimony to
our commitment towards redefining the bus industry in India. These vehicles
truly demonstrate our 'Make in India' commitment. The bus segment is a very
competitive market, and we have a range of products that offer the most
compelling proposition across all segments, including the inter-city long
distance travel. We will continue to build on our portfolio of technologically
advanced and sustainable products that address the evolving market needs while
delivering an unparallel customer experience.
Inter-city vehicles showcased at Prawaas
The debut of the next-generation Volvo 9600 coach by Volvo Buses, marks a
significant milestone in its more than two-decade-old journey in India. The
initial products on this platform are sleeper and seater coaches with
dimensions of 15m 6x2 and 13.5m 4x2. The Volvo 9600 is a benchmark in luxury,
comfort and safety, thanks to its award-winning European design. Fine
aesthetics and ample room are combined in the distinctive tall boy design. The
sleeping coach has 40 berths, but the 15-metre seater coach can accommodate 55
passengers. There is 15.1 cubic metres of luggage space in the seater
application and 9.2 cubic metres in the sleeper application. Up to 47 people
can sit in the 13.5-metre coach, while 36 people can sleep in the sleeper
Eicher 13.5m Intercity Coach, addresses operators demand for a mid-premium HD
busand is the latest addition to the Eicher intercity platform. Proven engine
performance, class-leading reliability, and improved functionality are some of
the hallmarks of the range. The first OEM-built FE Coach with seater and
sleeper configuration, the bus holds a VEDX5 engine with a power of 240 hp and
torque of 900 Nm. Its 425L HDPE fuel tank promises long uninterrupted trips,
while its lightweight construction improves fuel efficiency.The sleek Tall Boy
design and layered surfaces of the modern aerodynamics immediately exude
The Eicher Skyline Pro E, a fully electric
city bus is also featured by VECV at the event. With orders from the
prestigious cities of Chandigarh and Surat in place, the Eicher Skyline Pro E
is firmly positioned to offer city bus passengers an emission-free ride.
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