Volvo City Bus Awarded Commercial Vehicle of the Year

By: Glady Reign

Volvo City Bus B7RLE was awarded by Car India & Bike India Magazine together with NDTV - a prominent TV business news channel - with the Commercial Vehicle Technology of the year 2006 award. The award was given to Volvo during a gala ceremony held in Mumbai. The jury commented while giving the award, "Volvo city bus deserves a special recognition for changing the overall outlook of the commuters towards city travel. Volvo has paved the way for a modern city bus system in India."

Volvo, world renowned for its buses has been present in India for the last six years and currently provides the same experience that change passengers derived from luxury AC bus inter-city segment in the country. It was just last year when the Volvo City bus concept through the B7RLE model was introduced in the cities of Bangalore and recently offered in Pune. Although the B7RLE is still new but it is already getting positive response from passengers and the city transport authorities.

Since its introduction in Bangalore City last January 2006 many passengers have chosen to ride the Volvo City Buses instead of using their personal vehicles. This event in turn reduces city traffic and lowers down harmful C02 emissions.

Volvo City Bus a Comfortable Option
Volvo City Buses is equipped with the most up-to-date technology and concept that promote efficient public transport in a city. Volvo's City Buses comes with high quality parts like , a fully automatic gearbox, air-conditioning, optimally powered engine and a design that provides optimum capacity and comfort for passengers to move inside the bus. The Volvo City Bus is also loaded with safety features making it the ultimate transport for the commuting public.

The Volvo City Bus is just the first step in Volvo's long list of plans for its customers. Volvo hopes to see the bus transport in the city to play a key role in reducing traffic congestion and increased mobility especially in a heavily populated country such as India. Volvo in India today supports over 1,200 buses for both the inter-city and city through a network of 19 service and parts centers plus a countrywide sales network.

About AB Volvo: AB Volvo is a Swedish manufacturer of commercial vehicles, trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, aerospace components and financial services. It was founded in August 10, 1926 in the city of Gothenburg as a spin-off from roller ball bearing maker SKF (Svenska Kullagerfabriken AB).

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