The capital of Chile continues to renew its public transport system with high-capacity buses from Volvo. The transport services provider Subus has placed an order for 200 Volvo B8RLE articulated buses. Deliveries will start in the second quarter of the year.  

The new Volvo B8RLE Euro VI articulated buses will be bodied by Marcopolo in Colombia on chassis built in Sweden. The vehicles will transport up to 180 passengers. They have been specified to meet Santiago’s demands on low emissions and high safety. So they will be fitted with Zone Management, which automatically limits the vehicle’s speed on roads with a high accident risk or where there are many unprotected road users, electronically controlled disc brakes, electronically regulated air suspension, Volvo Fleet Management System and I-Coaching, which helps the driver to drive both safely and economically.

The 180 Volvo buses will be part of Santiago’s mass transit system RED, which carries almost 6.1 million passengers daily. Of the 6,200 buses currently part of the system, 2,850 wear the Volvo badge, including the buses in this latest order.

“We’ve supplied buses and innovative solutions to Santiago’s public transport network ever since the system was integrated, and with our latest highly modern articulated buses we are continuing to make public transport both more efficient and more appealing,” says Alexandre Selski, Strategic Sales Director for Volvo Buses in Latin America.


200 Volvo articulated buses ordered by Subus in Santiago 2020