Volvo Buses handed over five new feature-laden Volvo 9400XL multi-axle coaches to the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC). All the five Volvo 9400XL coaches are equipped with toilets and pantries to provide much needed comfort to the passengers during the journeys. The buses were introduced in a grand flag off ceremony in Mumbai that was attended by bigwigs like Shri. Chhagan Bhujbal, Hon’ble Minister of Tourism, Government of Maharashtra along with Dr. Jagdish Patil, Managing Director, MTDC.
Volvo Buses first launched the Volvo 9400XL in October 2008 that completely revolutionized bus travel experience for its passengers. Today, Volvo 9400XL is among the company’s top-selling products and draws attention to the changing dynamics among people who are opting for buses with the latest technology for greater comfort and luxury during travel.
Akash Passey, Senior Vice President – Business Region International, Volvo Bus Corporation and Chairman of the Board, Volvo Buses in India said, “Volvo Buses has been at the forefront of driving change in the Indian bus industry. Our understanding of the customer and passenger needs has resulted in our products being adapted to suit specific requirements. The Volvo 9400XL has proved to be an efficient transport solution to our customers and this is reflected in the fact that it is the bestselling product from Volvo Buses in India. With the new features in these buses being delivered to MTDC today, we are confident that passengers experience on routes such as in the Konkan region will be significantly enhanced. They will be able to experience luxury, comfort and safety in a bus like never before.”
Besides this, the coaches also come with a slew of other additional features like WiFi, LCD TV and GPS tracking to further enhance the experience for passengers. The Volvo 9400XL is the first multi-axle bus for India to bring in features like Electronic Suspension, Electronic Brakes, more complicated multiplexing and a slew of safety and performance features.