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The Volvo 9700 is a range of coaches manufactured by Volvo. It was introduced in 2001 as a replacement for the Carrus Star and Vector/Regal models. There are three main models in different heights; 9700S (3.42 m), 9700H (3.61 m) and 9700HD (3.73 m). The 9700S is only available in the Nordic countries. In addition there is the stripped down 9500 and the 9900 with theater seating. The coaches come in a variety of lengths up to 15 metres, depending on models and markets. Volvo 9700 is currently sold in most of Europe and North America (including Canada, United States and Mexico). In 2015, the Volvo 9800 was launched as a replacement for the Mexican market, followed by the double-decker 9800DD in March 2018.

Localized adaptions across the worldVolvo Buses de México, S.A. in Tultitlán offered a range of 9700 models. Earlier[3] they offered Volvo 9300 (B9R) and 9700 (B12B), resembling the 1st. generation European 9700S and 9700HD. They have also offered second generation 9700s. Currently they offer the American version known as 9700 US/CAN and the new model 9800[4] built on B13R chassis. Volvo's 1st Generation was known as '9700 TX', thanks to the B12B chassis (known as TX) Although second generation was built in two platforms (B12B (TX) and B13R (PX)), two variations came: Luxury and Select. Third generation was presented in 2013, known as 9700 Grand. This was specially designed for Mexico, and was sold in B13R chassis. Luxury and Select versions were still available, but now known as Grand S for Select, and Grand L for Luxury. In Mexico, 9700's replacement is the new Volvo 9800.

USA & Canada

Through Volvo's Prevost network, the Volvo 9700 has been available as a 45' (13.7 m) tri-axle coach in North America since 2009. The North American 9700 differs from all other 9700 models with its split windscreen. The model is also available in Mexico, where it is manufactured. Another difference is the removed door that separated the passenger cabin from the driver's area. Most Volvo coaches in Mexico add a door in the bus to keep the passengers within the designated area.

China

Volvo's Chinese subsidiary Xi'an Silver Bus Corporation (jointly owned with Xi'an Aircraft Industrial Corporation[5]) offer a range of 9700-derived coaches; Volvo 9300 (B7R), Volvo 9600 (B9R) and Volvo 9800 (B12M).

India

Volvo Buses India Pvt Ltd in Hosakote, near the city of Bengaluru, started production of the Volvo B7R bi-axle coaches since 2000. At present, they offer the Volvo 9400 range. In addition to the standard 12 m 9400 (B7R or B9R chassis), they offer since 2012[6] also the 13.7 m tri-axle 9400XL (B9R 6x2 chassis) and the luxurious 14,5 m tri-axle 9400PX (B11R 6x2 chassis).The 9400PX is provided with a steera

Through Volvo's Prevost network, the Volvo 9700 has been available as a 45' (13.7 m) tri-axle coach in North America since 2009. The North American 9700 differs from all other 9700 models with its split windscreen. The model is also available in Mexico, where it is manufactured. Another difference is the removed door that separated the passenger cabin from the driver's area. Most Volvo coaches in Mexico add a door in the bus to keep the passengers within the designated area.

China

Volvo's Chinese subsidiary Xi'an Silver Bus Corporation

Volvo's Chinese subsidiary Xi'an Silver Bus Corporation (jointly owned with Xi'an Aircraft Industrial Corporation[5]) offer a range of 9700-derived coaches; Volvo 9300 (B7R), Volvo 9600 (B9R) and Volvo 9800 (B12M).

India

Volvo Buses India Pvt Ltd in Hosakote, near the city of Bengaluru, started production of the Volvo B7R bi-axle coaches since 2000. At present, they offer the Volvo 9400 range. In addition to the standard 12 m 9400 (B7R or B9R chassis), they offer since 2012[6] also the 13.7 m tri-axle 9400XL (B9R 6x2 chassis) and the luxurious 14,5 m tri-axle 9400PX (B11R 6x2 chassis).The 9400PX is provided with a steerable tag axle to help it handle tight corners.The latter being the first on the new light-weight Volvo PX platform.

There is also a Volvo 9100 (built on the Volvo B7R chassis), dubbed "Asia Bus", which appears to be the low-price alternative in the Indian luxury coach markets. Being the low cost alternative, the bus lacks certain features possessed by the top notch 9400 family. But still manages to prov

There is also a Volvo 9100 (built on the Volvo B7R chassis), dubbed "Asia Bus", which appears to be the low-price alternative in the Indian luxury coach markets. Being the low cost alternative, the bus lacks certain features possessed by the top notch 9400 family. But still manages to provide the same quality and comfort one gets in the 9400s.

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