Volvo B8L

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Volvo B8L
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Kowloon Motor Bus Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B8L in August 2017
Manufacturer Volvo
Production 2017-
Assembly Borås, Sweden
Body and chassis
Doors 2
Floor type Low floor
Related Volvo B5TL
Engine Volvo D8K
Power output 258kW
Transmission ZF EcoLife
Predecessor Volvo B9TL

The Volvo B8L is a 3-axle bus chassis manufactured by Volvo.


In 2017, two pre-production Volvo B8Ls were completed; one with a Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 body that entered service with Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) in Hong Kong and a Wright Gemini 3 bodied example with SBS Transit in Singapore.[1][2]

The B8L was officially launched in January 2018 as a replacement for the Volvo B9TL.[3][4] A MCV EvoSeti bodied example of Kowloon Motor Bus completed Motor Vehichle Examination and tilt test in early 2018.[5]

In October 2018, orders for 213 Wrightbus bodied examples for Hong Kong were announced; 46 for Citybus, 150 for KMB, 10 for Long Win Bus and seven for New World First Bus.[6][7][8]


  1. ^ Volvo launches B8L tri-axle Route One 30 January 2018
  2. ^ "Volvo goes East" Buses Worldwide issue 208 April 2018 page 36
  3. ^ Volvo Buses introduces new Euro VI Double-Decker Volvo 25 January 2018
  4. ^ Volvo Buses unveil B8L Euro VI double-decker Transport Engineer 1 February 2018
  5. ^ Volvo B8L Land Transport Guru 28 January 2018
  6. ^ Wrightbus wins orders for more than 200 buses BBC News 5 October 2018
  7. ^ Ballymena bus manufacturer Wrightbus lands Hong Kong orders Belfast Telegraph 5 October 2018
  8. ^ Wrightbus announces two new orders for Hong Kong Coach & Bus Week issue 1363 9 October 2018 page 8

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  • Specifications Volvo Buses Hong Kong
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