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For Company history, see Volvo.

Volvo Bus Corporation is a subsidiary and a business area of Volvo which became an independent division in 1968.

It is the world's second 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 America South America, Asia and Australia. One former UK production facility was located in Irvine, Scotland (closed in 2000).

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ChassisEdit

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Complete busesEdit

  • C10M (built in 1980s)
  • 5000/7500 low-floor citybus (B10L/B7L/B9S Articulated chassis)
  • 7000/7700 low-floor citybus (B10L/B7L/B9L/B5L Hybrid chassis)
  • 7250/7350 coach (Volvo/Drögmöller B10-400/B7R chassis) - for Mexico
  • 7450/7550 coach
  • 8300 intercity (B9R chassis) - for Mexico
  • 8400 citybus (B7RLE chassis) - for India
  • 8500 TX intercity (B12M chassis)
  • 8500LE citybus (B10BLE/B12BLE/B9S Articulated chassis)
  • 8700 TX intercity (B7R/B12B/B12M chassis)
  • 8700LE citybus (B7RLE/B12BLE chassis)
  • 9300 coach (B9R chassis) - for Mexico
  • 9400 intercity (B7R chassis) - for India
  • 9400(6X2) intercity (B9R chassis) - for India
  • 9700 TX intercity/coach (B12B/B12M chassis)
  • 9900 coach (Volvo/Drögmöller B12-600 chassis)

Acquired companiesEdit

Bus makers owned/acquired by Volvo:

Electric buses Edit

Volvo Bus launched the B5L Hybrid Double Deck Bus at the Euro Bus Expo 2008 show. The first of a batch of six Volvo Hybrid Double Deckers, takes centre stage. This new Volvo Hybrid will enter series production in the fourth Quarter of 2009. The chassis layout follows the same principles as the Volvo 7700[2] Hybrid, which was launched at the IAA in Hanover[3]

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