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                                                                                                                                                               MORE REASONS THAN
                                                                                                                                                             EVER TO CHOOSE VOLVO


OUR MOST COMPREHENSIVE RANGE EVER                                                                                          YOUR COACH, YOUR CHOICE
The Volvo coach range is our most comprehensive yet. Latest additions to the range, the B9R and 10.3                       With six renowned bodybuilding partners as well as the Volvo 9700 Prestige Plus fully integral
metre B7R, join the ever popular and highly successful models of the TX platform – the B12M and B12B.                      coach, Volvo operators have more choice than ever when it comes to combining exterior styling
The line up also includes the luxurious, award winning Volvo 9700 Prestige Plus and the highly versatile                   and interior appointment to suit individual requirements.
12 metre B7R, offering products to suit every operational requirement.

                            Such is the new technology employed across the entire range, all products continue to                                          B7R        B9R            B12M            B12B             9700
                            benefit from new levels of reliability, availability and lower whole life costs that Volvo’s
                                                                                                                           LENGTH                10.3m or 12.2m      12.2m          12m-13m         12m-15m        12.3m-13.8m
                            on-going product development brings.
                                                                                                                           VDL BERKHOF
                            When you invest in a Volvo coach, you not only buy a class-leading chassis with an
                            unrivalled choice of body styles, you also unlock the door to proven support capability
                            wherever your operation may take you, throughout the UK and Ireland and beyond.                VDL JONCKHEERE

                                                                                                                           PLAXTON              12m Only
                            And with a support organisation infrastructure equally capable of servicing the needs of
                            small coach operators as it is the larger fleets, coupled with the experience and              SUNSUNDEGUI
                            resources to structure financing and contractual arrangements for both new and                 VAN HOOL
                            pre-owned Volvo vehicles, the reasons for any coach business to choose Volvo
                            are stronger than ever.

                                                                                                                             TRANSMISSIONS - SETTING THE INDUSTRY STANDARD
                                                                                                                             Since its introduction, Volvo I-Shift has gone on to set the industry standard
                                                                                                                             in coach transmission technology, combining the robustness and operational
                                                                                                                             reliability of a manual transmission with the comfort and ease of use of an
                                                                                                                             automatic transmission.

                                                                                                                             The new generation Volvo I-Shift is lighter, more compact and quieter than before, featuring
                                                                                                                             enhanced software which promotes smoother clutch control at slow speeds and enhanced
                                                                                                                             shift strategy where service brakes are applied momentarily during downhill shifts. An
                                                                                                                             “Eco Roll” option, which facilitates free-wheeling when applicable, further improves fuel
                                                                                                                             consumption. Available on B9R and B12M/B12B models, with its choice of automatic or
                                                                                                                             manual driving modes and wide range of gear ratios, Volvo I-Shift gives the driver total
                                                                                                                             control and flexibility in all driving conditions. With precise shifting and high internal
                                                                                                                             efficiency and with its powerful hydraulic retarder, Volvo I-Shift also contributes to a highly
                                                                                                                             fuel-efficient driveline.

                                                                                                                             For operators who prefer a conventional automatic, a six speed ZF unit (ZF6HP604-N)

                                                                                                                             continues to be available as an option for both B12M and B12B models, in combination
                                                                                                                             with the 340hp engine variant only, and the ZF 6HP554-N is standard on the B7R. The
                                                                                                                             sixth gear on the ZF automatic transmission provides a second overdrive ratio, decreasing

                                                                                                                             engine speed and improving fuel consumption, whilst a deeper first gear ratio in combination
                                                                                                                             with a 5.29:1 rear axle ratio offers increased tractive effort when performing hill starts fully


By selecting the fuel efficient SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) route to achieve Euro 4, Euro 5 and
EEV emission level compliance, the new diesel engines fitted to the Volvo coach range are the cleanest,
most reliable and fuel efficient ever offered by the market leading marque in the UK and Ireland.

Even quieter than its predecessor, the 7.1 litre Volvo D7E, featuring common rail injection and rated at 290hp,
now provides the power for the B7R coach range, offering excellent driveability and comfort.

The new B9R is powered by the well-proven, vertically mounted D9B 9.4 litre engine, sharing the same base technology as
the horizontally-mounted DH12E 12.1 litre of both the B12M (mid engine) and B12B (rear engine) models. Both engines
are equipped with a turbocharger featuring a waste gate valve, permitting high boost pressure and thus high power outputs.

The current engine range’s designs are particularly lightweight and compact, and quieter in operation, whilst improved
installation and a more efficient fan lower fuel consumption. Improved components, such as pistons and cylinder liners,
promote extremely low particulate emissions, and optimised compression ratios also reduce fuel consumption.

The various engine functions are controlled entirely by Volvo’s EMS (Engine Management System), which contributes
to the low fuel consumption and low exhaust emissions. The system also makes it possible to integrate advanced diagnostic
and fault-tracing capability.

                                                                                                                                                                           WHATEVER MODEL OF VOLVO
                                                                                                                                                                              YOU CHOOSE, YOU CAN BE
                                                                                                                                                                           ASSURED IT IS A SAFE CHOICE


Safety has been a priority for Volvo since the company founded in 1927 and every model in today’s Volvo                       On the TX platform, EBS also incorporates ESP (Electronic Stability Programme) rollover
coach line up reflects this core philosophy, incorporating class leading safety features for the benefit of                   protection and yaw control which senses if a vehicle is losing road grip or running the risk
drivers, passengers and other road–users. Not just in terms of accident preventive features, but also                         of overturning, automatically making counteracting adjustments through decreasing engine
protective (to reduce injuries) and security (personal and fire safety) measures.                                             torque and applying brake pressure to individual wheels.

With a wealth of new standard safety features, the Volvo 9700 is the safest coach Volvo has ever produced. The front
                                                                                                                              NEW GENERATION, NEW CONTROL
end has been adapted to incorporate Front Underrun Protection (FUPS) preventing cars becoming wedged under the
front of the vehicle, along with Front Impact Protection (FIPS) which protects the driver and guide in the event of frontal   EBS is just one of the key vehicle systems fully integrated into BEA2, the latest
collisions. Similarly, Knee Impact Protection (KIPS) is designed to absorb the impact energy in the event of an accident,     generation chassis electrical architecture, Volvo’s sophisticated electrical control centre.
which would otherwise cause injury to a driver’s legs.                                                                        BEA2 also coordinates the transmission, suspension and doors, providing detailed
                                                                                                                              information to the driver through alerts on the driver’s display unit.
Fitted across the coach product range, through the latest generation of EBS (Electronic Brake System), the application
of pneumatic disc brakes front and rear is electronically controlled and continuously monitored by on-board software,         Not only that, it also presents diagnostic capability to the operator and workshop staff through
ensuring deceleration is achieved in the safest and most effective way possible.                                              downloadable information in a Volvo workshop. The facilities provided by BEA2 furnish the
                                                                                                                              operator with a better overview of vehicle operating costs and allows automatic monitoring of
EBS features a number of safety and comfort enhancing functions, such as ABS, Traction Control, Brake Blending, Hill
                                                                                                                              basic functions, therefore reducing the risk of serious operating problems.
Start Aid and Emergency Braking Assistance. With Brake Blending, all the braking systems (wheel brakes, engine brake
and retarder) interact for optimum braking ability and minimum brake wear; Hill Start Aid assists the driver when starting    Whatever model of Volvo you choose, you can be assured it is a safe and sound decision.
on an uphill gradient by keeping the vehicle stationary as appropriate; and Emergency Braking Assistance helps a driver
maximise braking in a crisis moment.



INTERNATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR 2008                                                     Other well established features are also retained:                Recognising the vital role played by the driver, the
                                                                                         electronically controlled disc brakes (EBS), electronic           Volvo 9700 features a totally new ergonomic driver’s
Awarded the accolade of Coach of the Year for 2008 and with Volvo                        stability program (ESP), powerful headlights with Bi Xenon        area. Not only are the instruments logically positioned, with a
Dynafleet - a comprehensive transport information system - as standard for               lamps, large and prominently positioned brake lights, two         comprehensive, yet clear, information display panel in the
the 2009 season, the Volvo 9700 Prestige Plus takes the complete Volvo                   and three-point safety belts for driver and passengers and        middle of the main instrument binnacle, large window areas
coach to an even higher level of safety, comfort and efficiency.                         reversing camera are all part of the new Volvo 9700’s             and rear-vision mirrors, with integrated wide-angle mirrors
                                                                                         safety standard, with booster cushions for children               provide the driver with excellent visibility throughout
A premium specification coach designed and built totally within the Volvo Group, the     available as an option.                                           the vehicle.
new 9700 Prestige Plus blends distinctive exterior restyling and interior detailing
with class leading safety features and driveline technology. It is a coach that oozes    In terms of passenger comfort, the new Volvo 9700 also            Being a Volvo in every respect, all aspects of its care
luxury, space, comfort and efficiency.                                                   sets new standards thanks to electronically regulated             and support - from replacement parts, routine servicing and
                                                                                         independent front air suspension and a stiff frame design,        maintenance through to more major repair work – can be
Under the skin, the rear engined Volvo B12B chassis platform benefits from               which combines to provide excellent ride comfort. The             coordinated through a strategically located network of Volvo
the latest generation of both Volvo’s 12 litre engine and Volvo I-Shift, minimising      theatre floor concept in concert with the large tinted side       dealers across Europe. In addition, throughout the UK and
both fuel consumption and emissions. The 100% stainless steel frame, body and            windows provides excellent vision for all passengers, whilst      Ireland there are a number of “Complete Coach Support
exhaust system provides excellent corrosion resistance and long service life, whilst a   promoting a light, spacious feel.                                 Centres” able to provide full “bumper to bumper” support.
new method of attaching the side panels gives a seamless appearance, which is
easy to clean and maintain.                                                              Inside, features include 49 Volvo TS2000 Comfort Plus
                                                                                         seats with integral three-point seat belts, demountable toilet,    AT A GLANCE

More than anything else, the Volvo brand stands for safety and with the new Volvo        servery, GPS Navigation for both driver and passenger              MODEL                                            Volvo B12B
9700 a new benchmark has been set in the coaching industry.                              viewing, a high capacity ventilation system with individually      LENGTH                                     12.3m, 13m, 13.8m

                                                                                         adjustable air-circulation outlet vents at each seat.              ENGINE                                       DH12E 12.1 litre
In addition to Front Impact Protection (FIPS) and Knee Impact Protection (KIPS)          Passengers can also enjoy authentic “concert quality” sound        POWER                                420hp – 309kW/2000Nm

which protect the driver and guide in the event of a collision, the new Volvo 9700                                                                                                               460hp – 339kW/2200Nm
                                                                                         from the Volvo Sound & Vision on-board entertainment
also features Front Underrun Protection (FUPS), which prevents a car from                                                                                   GEARBOX                                          Volvo I-Shift
                                                                                         system, with hi-fi sound and high-resolution flat-screen
                                                                                                                                                            BODY OPTIONS                                            Volvo
becoming wedged under the vehicle.                                                       monitors making even uneventful periods of travel enjoyable.

                                                                                                                          THE VOLVO MID-ENGINE TRADITION CONTINUES
                                                                                                                          The mid-engined version of its TX stable mate, the B12M
                                                                                                                          benefits from many of the features of the B12B, such as a
                                                                                                                          rigid stainless steel frame and electronically controlled all-
                                                                                                                          round disc brakes with Electronic Stability Program (ESP),
                                                                                                                          and latest generation of clean, efficient 12 litre engine.

                                                                                                                          On the B12M the fact that the horizontal DH12E engine is              AT A GLANCE

                                                                                                                          mid-mounted creates a chassis with a low centre of gravity            LENGTH         12m - 13m

                                                                                                                          promoting excellent ride and road holding, with considerable          ENGINE         DH12E 12.1 litre

                                                                                                                          stability. The engine position offers an alternative locker layout,   POWER          340hp
                                                                                                                          which is both large and accessible.
                                                                                                                          A beam axle is fitted as standard, and with a choice of
                                                                                                                          gearboxes that includes Volvo’s latest generation I-Shift                            309kW/2000Nm
                                                                                                                          and a range of engine power ratings, the optimum driveline            GEARBOX        Volvo I-Shift
                                                                                                                                                                                                               or ZF 6HP604-N
                                                                                                                          combination can be matched to an operator’s individual                               (340 hp only)
                                                                                                                          requirements.                                                         BODY OPTIONS   VDL Jonckheere
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Van Hool
                                                                                                                                                                                                               VDL Berkhof

           VOLVO B12B                                                                                        VOLVO B12M

AT A GLANCE                            THE MARKET’S BEST SELLING COACH
LENGTH         12m - 15m
                                       The hugely popular and reliable B12B is the ultimate long
ENGINE         DH12E 12.1 litre
POWER          340hp
                                       distance coach chassis, with a precision welded stainless
               250kW/1700Nm            steel frame providing long service life and high stability.
                                       Powered by Volvo’s new generation 12 litre engine – the DH12E –
                                       its wide torque range offers excellent driveability. The horizontal
GEARBOX        Volvo I-Shift           installation provides considerable flexibility in the vehicle’s
               or ZF 6HP604-N          configuration, whilst allowing a low floor height and a large,
               (340 hp only)
                                       uninterrupted luggage compartment.
BODY OPTIONS   Volvo 9700
               Prestige Plus
               VDL Jonckheere          The driveline can be tailored to meet operational requirements with
                                       a range of power options and transmission combinations available,
               Van Hool                including the latest generation of Volvo I-Shift, a 12-speed fully
               VDL Berkhof
               Caetano                 automated manual gearbox.

                                       Independent Front Suspension (IFS), electronically controlled disc
                                       brakes (EBS) and Electronic Stability Program (ESP) are standard,
                                       giving an exceptionally comfortable ride and superior road holding.

                                       Now available in two or three axles, and with the choice of six
                                       bodybuilders, it’s not difficult to see why the B12B is the best
                                       selling coach in the UK and Ireland.

                                                                                                                    THE LATEST ADDITION TO THE RANGE
                                                                                                                    The latest model to be added to the Volvo coach line up,
                                                                                                                    the B9R is an ideal choice for both tourist and intercity
                                                                                                                    operations. Combining the driving qualities of Volvo’s TX
                                                                                                                    platform – the B12B and B12M – with the full size, yet
                                                                                                                    lightweight characteristics and versatility of the Volvo B7R,
                                                                                                                    the result is a mid-range, economic, adaptable and safe
                                                                                                                    coach with excellent driving properties.
                                                                                                                    The chassis is a combination of a modern, proven engine
                                                                                                                    together with tried and tested components and systems allied to
                                                                                                                    technology from the highly successful TX platform. Not least the
                                                                                                                    highly acclaimed, latest generation Volvo I-Shift 12-speed fully
                                                                                                                    automated mechanical gearbox.
                                                                                                                                                                                          AT A GLANCE
                                                                                                                    The rear-mounted D9B engine delivers exceptionally generous
                                                                                                                                                                                          LENGTH         12.2m
                                                                                                                    torque across a wide rev range resulting in excellent driveability;
                                                                                                                                                                                          ENGINE         D9B 9.4 litre
                                                                                                                    whilst the suspension, with its robust air bellows provides a high
                                                                                                                                                                                          POWER          380hp
                                                                                                                    level of comfort, and kneeling is included as standard.                              286kW/1740Nm
                                                                                                                                                                                          GEARBOX        Volvo I-Shift
                                                                                                                                                                                          BODY OPTIONS   Plaxton

           VOLVO B7R 12 metre and 10.3 metre                                                            VOLVO B9R

AT A GLANCE                            ROBUST, MODERN & VERSATILE
LENGTH         10.3m - 12.2m
                                       The rear engined Volvo B7R is well established and
ENGINE         D7E 7.1 Litre
POWER          290hp
                                       popular in the UK and Ireland, thanks to its simple, robust
               213kW/1200Nm            yet modern design and reputation for excellent overall
GEARBOX        ZF 6HP554               transport economy.
BODY OPTIONS   Plaxton 12m only
                                       The versatile model is employed on anything from school
                                       contracts to scheduled commuter work and private hire, and has
                                       been adapted as a dedicated school bus with the Wrightbus
                                       SchoolRun bus body.

                                       The Volvo B7R features the new 7.1 litre Volvo D7E engine
                                       which combines fuel injection with common rail technology,
                                       offering a broad torque range as well as low fuel consumption,
                                       low emissions and long service life. The lightweight engine
                                       married with an uncomplicated chassis design offers a low net
                                       weight, in turn creating high passenger capacity and therefore
                                       optimised productivity.

                                       Reminiscent of the mid-engined B9M, the Volvo B7R is now
                                       available in a 10.3m length configuration, exclusively with
                                       Sunsundegui bodywork.

GENUINE VOLVO SERVICE                                                                                                                                                 WHEREVER YOU ARE, WHEREVER YOU GO

WHEREVER YOU ARE, WHEREVER                                    GENUINE VOLVO SERVICE                                         GENUINE VOLVO PARTS,                                         FRONTLINE SUPPORT
YOU GO                                                        Servicing performed by skilled mechanics at an
                                                                                                                            WHEREVER AND WHENEVER                                        To assist operators in the service and maintenance of
A coach is a major capital investment and it is vital         authorised Volvo Bus and Coach workshop and using             Volvo Genuine Parts are the same parts that go into          Volvo vehicles, Volvo operates a team of highly trained,
that it stays where it belongs – on the road. On              Genuine Volvo Parts, is the best way to keep your Volvo       building a Volvo chassis, so to ensure that your Volvo       mobile diagnostic technicians. The Frontline technicians
                                                              vehicle at peak performance and Volvo has the most            remains a tool for truly cost-effective and safe transport   and their fully equiped vehicles are strategically located
those occasions when assistance is required, Volvo
                                                              extensive dealer network coverage of any bus and coach        operations, it makes sense to keep your vehicle 100%         throughout the UK and Ireland to provide around-the-
operators can rely on the most extensive and
                                                              marque in the market.                                         Volvo, through and through.                                  clock support at operators’ premises.
developed support infrastructure of any vehicle
marque right across Europe.                                   With parts support and specialist service and repair          As good as new, Volvo Exchange Parts offer reconditioned

And with a growing range of innovative products and
                                                              facilities available from more than 1,000 outlets across      Genuine Volvo Parts that carry the same warranty as a        FINANCIAL AND CONTRACTUAL
                                                              the UK and Europe, in addition a number of strategically      brand new component, with the same stringent quality and     OPTIONS TO MANAGE RISK
services designed to minimise operating costs and
                                                              located centres of excellence - Complete Coach Support        functional requirements as the corresponding brand new
maximize the benefits of Volvo ownership, coach                                                                                                                                          AND COSTS
                                                              Centres - around the UK and Ireland offer inclusive           genuine part.
operators can tailor the precise support package                                                                                                                                         With tailor-made Contract Maintenance options including
                                                              “bumper to bumper” vehicle support on VDL Berkhof,
for their needs, as well as specifying the vehicle of their                                                                 Moreover, Volvo has the most comprehensive dedicated
                                                              VDL Jonckheere, Sunsundegui and Volvo 9700 Prestige                                                                        Maintenance, Preventative and Repair, Service Planning,
choice.                                                                                                                     parts distribution system in the industry, ensuring that
                                                              Plus vehicles.                                                                                                             Financial and Dedicated Parts packages, along with a
                                                                                                                            Volvo Genuine Parts and Volvo Exchange Parts are
                                                                                                                                                                                         range of insurance, purchase, lease or rental options,
                                                                                                                            available when and where they are needed.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Volvo have a range of bespoke soft products to meet
COMPREHENSIVE ASSURANCE                                       VOLVO ACTION SERVICE                                                                                                       your business requirements.
Every new Volvo coach comes with an extensive
                                                              Volvo Action Service is a dedicated 24-hour emergency         TECHNICAL SUPPORT                                            Whether you have an in-house servicing requirement for
assurance package giving operators real peace of mind.
                                                              toll-free helpline for Volvo operators, offering repair                                                                    a small coach fleet or a full contract maintenance
All Volvo coaches now benefit from a full 24 month                                                                          Operating from Volvo’s headquarters in Warwick, Volvo
                                                              services, advice, translation and care for drivers and                                                                     solution for many hundreds of vehicles, Volvo are
unlimited parts and labour warranty on all chassis                                                                          operators have access to a dedicated technical and
                                                              passengers. Available 365 days a year, the service utilises                                                                uniquely placed to deliver innovative solutions so that you
components, together with Volvo Driveline cover in the                                                                      engineering support facility to ensure that the highest
                                                              the combined resources of the Volvo parts distribution                                                                     can manage your costs and risk to achieve a real
third year of the vehicle’s life.                                                                                           level of service support is available. In addition, an
                                                              system and the dealer network throughout Europe.                                                                           competitive advantage.
                                                                                                                            experienced team of specialist field engineers operate
                                                                                                                            throughout the country advising on technical issues.


                                        B7R                                   B9R                                   B12M                                  B12B                                  9700

  2 AXLE                                10.3 or 12.2m                         12.2m                                 12 - 13m                              12 - 13m                              12.3m
  3 AXLE                                                                                                                                                  13 - 15m                              13 or 13.8m
  DOUBLE DECK                                                                                                                                             12 - 14m

  POWER                                 290                                   380                                   340/380/420                           340/420/460                           420/460

  TRANSMISSION                          ZF6HP                                 I-SHIFT                               ZF6HP/I-SHIFT                         ZF6HP/I-SHIFT                         I-SHIFT

  AXLE RATIO                            5.29                                  2.85                                  5.29/2.85/2.64                        5.29/2.85/2.64                        2.64

  SUSPENSION                            RFS                                   RFS                                   RFS                                   IFS                                   IFS

  FUEL                                  300 - 450                             400 - 425                             400 - 600                             480 - 750                             480 - 600

  TYRES                                 295/80R22.5                           295/80R22.5                           315/80R22.5                           295 or 315/80R22.5                    295/80R22

  BRAKES                                Disc                                  Disc                                  Disc + ESP                            Disc + ESP                            Disc + ESP

  WHEELCHAIR ACCESS                     Front & centre                        Front & centre                        Centre & rear                         Front & centre

  BODYBUILDERS                          Plaxton (12.2m only)                  Plaxton                               VDL Jonckheere                        VDL Jonckheere                        Volvo
                                        Sunsundegui                           Sunsundegui                           VDL Berkhof                           VDL Berkhof
                                                                                                                    Sunsundegui                           Sunsundegui
                                                                                                                    Plaxton                               Plaxton
                                                                                                                    Van Hool                              Van Hool
                                                                                                                    Caetano                               Caetano

                                                    For further information visit

                                                  Volvo Bus, Volvo Group UK Limited, Wedgnock Lane, Warwick CV34 5YA
                                                       Tel: 01926 401777 Fax: 01926 407407
Volvo Group UK has a policy of continuous improvement and therefore reserves the right at any time without notice to change the design or specification of any products supplied by it. Any illustrations, description or other data
referring to any products supplied by Volvo Group UK are given in good faith but Volvo Group UK shall have no liability of any nature should there be any discrepancy between any products supplied and such illustrations or data.

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