VOLVO COACH RANGE WINS ANOTHER MAJOR AWARD

By: Fabian Cotter, Photography by: courtesy Volvo Buses Global


FOLLOWING ITS Sustainable Bus Award 2019 category win last year for the new Volvo 9900 premium coach – the ceremony held at IAA 2018, in Hannover, Germany – it and its 9700 sibling as the new ‘9000 range’ has won Coach of the Year 2019 in Spain, it was announced recently.

VOLVO COACH RANGE WINS ANOTHER MAJOR AWARD
The Volvo coach range was awarded for its comfort, safety, driveability and productivity, with the ceremony taking place January 23, in Madrid.

The prestigious accolade was awarded by the Spanish travel magazine Revista Viajeros.

According to judges, the Volvo coach range was awarded for its comfort, safety, driveability and productivity, with the ceremony taking place January 23, in Madrid.

The award is part of the national prizes to the best industrial vehicles of the Spanish market and is granted by a jury composed of a broad representation of operators and professionals of the sector, Volvo explains.

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HIGH CALIBRE

It is seen as one of the most prestigious awards in the transport sector and the jury consists of experts, operators, associations, authorities, manufacturers and agents, it says.

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"We are very proud of this achievement. It’s always an honour to receive a prize of this calibre and for us it is translated into recognition of all the efforts of a team involved to achieve all the advancements introduced in the Volvo 9000 range," said Jaime Verdú, commercial director of Volvo Buses in Spain.

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BIGGEST INVESTMENT

Volvo’s new premium-class coach platform marks the company’s biggest investment in this segment in more than 20 years, says Volvo.

The new coach range is based on a comprehensive concept for tourism operations and incorporates a multitude of advances ranging from the structure and driving properties, new safety features to its exclusive first class design.

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The Volvo 9000 range was launched in 2018. The first coaches will begin to circulate on Spanish roads in the coming months, it adds.

 

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