Volvo adds new competitive B11R coach option with MCV body.

Volvo Bus revealed a new coach model at the NEC show last month, the fruits of a partnership with Egyptian bodybuilder MCV. The new MCV body on the B11R chassis is as yet unnamed and has a codename of ’523’, but is designed as a competitive ‘mass market’ coach.

“The demand for a competitively priced, fixed-specification coach that can undertake a wide range of work is growing and the new Volvo B11R MCV has been developed to bring ‘more coach value’ and choice for operators,” says James Hyde, Volvo retail sales director.

The overall length of the vehicle is 12.65m and it comes with double-glazed side-tinted windows, pneumatic entrance door, LED lights and electronically-operated wing-style mirrors.

The interior includes LED lighting and reclining Brusa Create passenger seats in cloth and leather, three-point seatbelts, footrests and USB charging points. Entertainment is provided by a Bosch Infotainment Gen 2017 system and two LED flat screens.

Built at MCV’s production facilities in Salheya in Egypt, the new ‘523’ will have a retail price of £215,000.