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Volvo unveils B13R chassis in Singapore

Volvo Buses recently showed customers the latest in its coach technology through the new B13R chassis

Volvo Buses recently showed customers the latest in its coach technology through the new B13R chassis

Volvo Buses has unveiled its latest B13R chassis in Singapore to signal its intentions to elevate coach operations in the Asian country.

Volvo says the new coach chassis sets a new standard of excellence, meeting the evolving needs of operates and ensuring improved performance, reduced operational costs and increased profitability.

Starting with safety, the new Euro 6 chassis includes Volvo Dynamic Steering amid optional safety features such as lane-keeping support, collision warning and emergency braking.

When it comes to environmental sustainability, the new B13R delivers up to nine per cent fuel savings compared to its predecessor.

New features such as the I-Shift transmission and a redesigned digital driver instrument cluster provides for enhanced visibility and control, with up to 500 horsepower and a new suspension system allowing for an improved drive in all terrains.

Before the official launch, Volvo says four customers placed orders for the chassis.

On the launch day, customers rode a coach built on the chassis and visited Volvo’s regional distribution centre.

“We are extremely grateful for the trust our customers have shown in the Volvo brand by placing orders even prior to seeing the chassis,” Volvo Buses APAC Central Region director Wilhelmina Marishya, Director of Volvo Buses APAC Central Region says.

“This early confidence in the Volvo B13R coach platform truly inspires us to continue delivering excellence. The warehouse tour further reinforces our commitment to providing outstanding support and peace of mind to our customers.”

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