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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

KSRTC gets the Volvo 9400PX 14.5m bus for testing

First shown to the Indian public early this year, Volvo has finally commenced trials of India’s longest and first14.5 Luxury Coach – the Volvo 9400PX bus. KSRTC or Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation is using the Volvo 9400PX multi-axle bus on the Bangalore - Mysore route. This bus comes with features like:
1. First bus in India with a steerable tag-axle for better manoeuvrability
2. Comes equipped with the Volvo I-shift automated transmission as standard
3. The Volvo 9400PX is built on the new light-weight Volvo PX platform, which provides even better grade ability and acceleration as well as enhanced stability larger luggage space.
4. The new coach also offers a much higher performance like never before with the new Volvo 11-litre engine that offers 370hp.
5. The Volvo 9400PX’s spacious interiors offer a range of opportunities for customers to incorporate a variety of passenger conveniences from pantry, toilet, VOD and a range of other features – for smooth long-distance travel.

Volvo not only started the concept of luxury buses in India but also rules the segment with its single axle and multi-axle B7R and B9R buses covering the length and breadth of India every day and night! Expect the new 9400PX to rule long distance routes in the coming few months as well!