Volvo 8700

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Volvo 8700
PAG Volvo 8700 GR102502 Thusis 250515.jpg
Volvo 8700 on B12B in Thusis, Switzerland.
Manufacturer Volvo
Production 2002–2011
Assembly Tampere, Finland (2002–2008)
Wrocław, Poland (2002–2011)
Body and chassis
Class Bus chassis
Body style Single-decker city bus
Single-decker intercity bus
Doors 2-3 (1-2-0, 2-2-0, 1-2-1, 2-2-1, etc.)
Floor type Medium floor
Low entry
Chassis Volvo B7R, B12B, B12M
Engine Volvo D7C, D7E, DH12D, DH12E
Transmission I-Shift, ZF, Voith GmbH
Length 12.0 metres, 14.5 metres or 18.0 metres
Width 2.55 metres
Height 3.00 metres or 3.14 metres
Predecessor Carrus Vega
(Volvo B10-400, Volvo 7250)
Successor Volvo 8900
Volvo 8700LE on Volvo B12BLE 6x2 in Tampere.

The Volvo 8700 was a single-decker city and single-decker intercity bus manufactured by Volvo between 2002 and 2011. It was available both with medium floor and as the low-entry Volvo 8700LE, which was even built as the articulated Volvo 8700LEA on a B12BLEA chassis. It was also available as a coach, and even some were delivered with a toilet.

As a successor to the Carrus Vega, which was also built and sold as Volvo B10-400 and Volvo 7250 in Germany and Poland, the main difference was that it was built on the Volvo TX platform. The exterior was just as a simple facelift from the old model. The medium floor 8700 was available on B7R, B12B and B12M chassis, with all except the B7R available as a tri-axle bus. The 8700LE was available on B7RLE and B12BLE, with only the B12BLE as a tri-axle bus.

In 2011 it was succeeded by the 8900.

In Norway a total of 1300 buses were delivered, with 8700 and 8700LE having almost equal share.


External links

  • Media related to Volvo 8700 at Wikimedia Commons
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