Volvo remained market leader in the reduced market for coaches, staying just ahead of Mercedes- Benz. A marginal fall in sales left it with a slightly higher market share.

Although the B11R accounted for the majority of deliveries, an increasing proportion (up from 21% to 36%) were of the lower powered B8R. As usual, major customers included Stagecoach, which received 34 B11R, mainly for express routes, and 18 for Park’s of Hamilton.


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