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Old 4th April 2009, 17:10   #1
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What could be the next from Volvo after "9400 6x2"

It could be anyone of these, already seen in other countries.
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Sweet looking buses. I think both will work.

Can you provide specs like seating cap, price (% increase), bhp.
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Old 4th April 2009, 23:44   #3
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I think the first two are good for city duties only. But we know Indian cities. I remember that in the commercial vehicles thread or some other thread somebody had put up image of an Isuzu bus. At A'bad I saw both 9400 6X2 and that Isuzu bus. They were too big even for ring roads. So the first two vestibule buses are not best not made available in India.

The really interesting is the third one. Its a nice solution for running on expresshighways like NE- between A'bad-Vadodara, Mumbai -Pune. On these routes the traffic is genearlly very high and these double decker buses intended for city use ( I am not sure if they are designed keeping in mind city use or highway ) can prove to be useful.
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None of the buses are suitable for Local cities - the first one is too long for making turns, the second one is too tall for many overpasses (bridges) in the country

may be just highways
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Can be merged with-
https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/india...400-6x2-8.html
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Old 5th April 2009, 07:09   #6
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None of the buses are suitable for Local cities - the first one is too long for making turns
Negative.
TNSTC in Tamilnadu is already operating Ashok Leyland vestibule buses of same length both in Highways as well as towns.
The driver handles the bus with ease as easily as a rigid bus.
Example
Trichi town buses
Madurai -Thirumangalam a 20 Kms stretch.
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I think for India the double decker is better.Awesome machines!I just love the B9R!
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They shout Something in lines of cruise liner
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Negative.
TNSTC in Tamilnadu is already operating Ashok Leyland vestibule buses of same length both in Highways as well as towns.
The driver handles the bus with ease as easily as a rigid bus.
Example
Trichi town buses
Madurai -Thirumangalam a 20 Kms stretch.
Inside Madurai? could we have some pics and specs?
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Negative.
TNSTC in Tamilnadu is already operating Ashok Leyland vestibule buses of same length both in Highways as well as towns.
The driver handles the bus with ease as easily as a rigid bus.
Example
Trichi town buses
Madurai -Thirumangalam a 20 Kms stretch.
Hey yes- I saw a few of them in Coimbatore too. I don't have no pictures now- May be next time when I go home, shall try to click.
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New volvos that were launched in Dubai.
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Which body are they built on ? Marcopolo or Irizar?
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What could be the next from Volvo after "9400 6x2"

It could be anyone of these, already seen in other countries.
The first two pics type of busses are already in operation as city busses in Chennai and in Bangalore, they are based on Ashok Leyland in chennai and Eicher in Bangalore Chassis. But their length is 75% of the volvos shown in the picture.

The third one have seen many like these in Thiland and are mainly for tourist operation, long distance service.

As for the possibility, none. Volvo had their local plant shutdown last year and are still to recover form the effect of recession. However JNNURM scheme has given them some hope.
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None of the buses are suitable for Local cities - the first one is too long for making turns, the second one is too tall for many overpasses (bridges) in the country

may be just highways
The wikipedia page of MTC (Metro Transport Cropn., which runs city-buses in Chennai) has pictures of Vestibule buses being used in many routes
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WOW, is that a bus or a airliner? All it need are two wings and a jet engine. It's HUGE. Must be very very comfortable but I wonder how can one drive these on our road with city traffic? I think a double deck built on low floor is a better option for india.
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