Volvo has celebrated a milestone completing a decade as bus market leaders in Australia with another strong performance in 2019.

Volvo Bus first led the market in 2010 and has been number one every year since then  with the company attributing much of its success to the values, service and support levels which have resulted in long term partnerships with its customers.

In a statement Volvo bus said its effort towards fuel efficient and reliable products in the city, school and coach range has also been instrumental in contributing to its longstanding success.

“These products have not only enhanced the overall driving experience for customers, but have raised the bar for industry standards,” the statement said.

“Similar efforts have also been invested in driving innovation and continuous development across the range. Volvo Dynamic Steering (VDS), Volvo Driver Support System (DSS), Hybrid Technology, Euro 6 and the Volvo I-Shift transmission in particular, have been areas of focus for Volvo Bus as they develop and refine these technologies,” the statement added.

Group general manager of Volvo Bus Australia, Lauren Downs,  said that in addition to its dedicated team Volvo Bus Australia is fortunate to have product support from Volvo Bus Corporation globally and also leverage from being part of the wider Volvo Group.

“In Australia we also have the largest major accounts and contracts team in the industry, with demonstrated results in our strong, longstanding partnerships with the cities of Perth and Brisbane. I believe it is a testament to our passionate and dedicated team to proudly confirm our position as market leaders over the past decade,” Downes added.

The statement went on to say that Hybrid product is proving particularly successful for Volvo and customers alike – with Volvo Bus clearly leading the way in the continued momentum towards electromobility industry-wide. The Hybrid product is tried and tested, proven to reduce fuel and emissions, without the need for external charging infrastructure.

The statement said that with a highly skilled and trained bus technician team, remote diagnostics available via the Connected Services telematics offering (which comes free of charge with all new delivered Volvo buses), and product support from the largest dealer network in the country, Volvo Bus is well equipped with the expertise and resources to remain at the forefront of customer support – ensuring uptime for customers’ is at the top of the Volvo team’s priority list.