Volvo Bus to Deliver 409 Coaches in Mexico in 2011

Volvo Buses has received an order for 409 Volvo 9700 coaches in Mexico. Delivery of the order will begin in January and will be carried out during 2011. The buses will be assembled at Volvo Buses’ plant in Tultitlán, outside Mexico City.

The client is IAMSA, a holding company for a number of bus companies in Mexico. The companies that will own and operate the buses are ETC, Omnibus de Mexico, API, TAP and Turistar.

The Volvo 9700 comes with Volvo's new 13-liter engine, which is in compliance with the stricter Euro V emission regulations, although in Mexico Euro V is not yet a legal requirement. IAMSA have chosen to take the lead by selecting the most environmentally friendly vehicles available.

The main reason why we received this order is our close cooperation with IAMSA and the operators” says Per Gabell, President of Volvo in Mexico. “We work closely together to find the best solutions for them."

As the 13-liter engine is new technology, operators are cautious when approaching the manufacturer for new vehicles, as is the case with all new technologies.

However, one of the operators, Omnibus de Mexico, has used our coaches with the new engine for some time and is very satisfied with its reliability, performance and fuel consumption” says Per Gabell. “This has contributed to Omnibus and the other operators now placing a major order for the new coaches."

Volvo Bus Corporation is one of the leading manufacturers of buses and coaches, with a comprehensive line-up including complete vehicles, chassis, bus bodies, transport system solutions for metropolitan traffic, leasing, financing and service contract maintenance.
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