Volvo secures major Chile order
Volvo has signed another major bus contract in Santiago for 80 articulated buses.
Volvo Buses is one of the main suppliers of buses for the fleet renewal in Chile’s capital, where it has secured one of its largest orders in Latin America for 564 buses.
The 80 buses have been acquired by Subus, one of the city’s largest transport companies, and they will operate as part of the Red Metropolitana de Movilidad (RED), the capital’s public transport system.
Volvo Buses and Subus have a close cooperation, with Subus now operating 1,108 buses, almost all of them Volvos.
“The company values its partnership with Volvo Buses, in particular our aftermarket support and the unique features of our vehicles,” says Jose Antonio Margalet, Commercial Director for Volvo Buses in Chile.
The 80 buses ordered by Subus are Volvo B8RLEA models. The articulated chassis are to be produced in the Volvo plant in Borås, Sweden, and the bodies will be made by Marcopolo. The buses have a low-entry chassis with capacity for 180 passengers.