Expansion to Futura range

VDL Bus & Coach has expanded the Futura range in Europe with a new length version, the FHD2-135. The advantage of the 13.5m Futura is the huge luggage space of over 12m3 and the maximum seating arrangement of 63+1+1. This seating arrangement is unique on two axles. Besides the FHD2-135, VDL also offers the FMD2 in the 13.5m length. This new length version of the Futura is designed to be ideally suited to long distance intercity transport. Due to the recent relaxation of regulatory restrictions, the maximum length of a two axle vehicle is now 13.5m. The FHD2-135 comes as standard with a Paccar-DAF MX-11 271kW (370hp) engine and is optionally available with a Paccar-DAF MX-11 320kW (440hp) engine. A decision on whether it will be available in the UK, is yet to be made.

The specifications of the FMD2-135 are:

Total length: …… 13,475mm

Total width: ……… 2,550mm

Total height: …….. 3,700mm

Wheelbase: ………. 7,430mm

Front overhang: .. 2,705mm

Rear overhang: … 3,340mm

Interior headroom: …1,940mm

Turning circle: …..23,480mm

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