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Affordable vehicle will enhance citizens' comfort
Volare, the Brazilian leader in the production of light passenger vehicles, has delivered two units of the Volare Access model to Expressul, a dealership for public transportation in the city of Buenos Aires, the Bondindinho tourism line, a panoramic line and a selective line in Balneário Camboriú, St. Catarina. The model was chosen for its characteristics and is the first minibus in the Brazilian market with low floor, "Full Air" pneumatic suspension and rear engine.
According to Evandro Luiz Ern, director of Expressul, the transportation of Balneário Camboriú is undergoing an innovation. "We saw the need for a differentiated vehicle, mainly to serve the public which requires a Selective service. The characteristics of Volare Access were fundamental for a more comfortable trip. Items such as low floor, air suspension, ease of access, seats comfort, increased internal space and rear engine are the main features of the vehicle. Today, there is a large concentration of elderly residents in the city and buses need to be safer, more comfortable, ergonomic and silent, " he explains.
Volare Access is an unprecedented and unique vehicle in the Brazilian market. Volare Access was designed to provide total accessibility, more comfort and safety for passengers. The model enhances the comfort and safety for the 26 passengers with more internal space and an exclusive area (box) for wheelchair users.
"We acquired the first Volare Access and had great approval from our customers. So we bought a second vehicle and now we are thinking of getting a third. We offer a VIP service with TV in our vehicles. Another differential is the elevated rear of the vehicle for a more scenic trip with wide visibility provided by the enormous windows of the passenger saloon.
The Volare Access features 'Full Air' pneumatic suspension, full lowering system and access ramp, which makes it easier, faster and safer for the boarding and disembarking of children and people with special needs. The 'Full Air' airbag with six pockets significantly reduces the vibration transmitted by the pavement providing a smooth and comfortable ride to its passengers.
The model features sealed windows which accompanies the height of the seats and allow panoramic views during the trip, entertainment monitor and ambient sound. Volare Acesss has an air conditioning system with evaporators and condenser in the ceiling and distribution by modular ducts with optimized efficiency, besides allowing easy internal cleaning process.
The Volare Access is equipped with Cummins ISF 3.8 rear engine with 162 hp power, 600 Nm torque at 1,500 rpm and hydraulic steering. The rear engine provides easy access to components and it has an electronically managed cooling system with four electric fans reducing the noise level and ensuring constant operating temperature.