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VDL Bus & Coach is a Netherlands based bus builder which originated from the bus-building business of DAF.

VDL Bus & Coach
IndustryAutomotive
Headquarters,
Netherlands
ProductsBuses
ParentVDL Groep (81%)
Paccar (19%)
Websitewww.vdlbuscoach.com
VDL Citea XLE-145
VDL Citea DLF-114
VDL Futura FHD2-122
VDL Futura FDD2-141
Plaxton Paramount bodied DAF MB200

Originally named DAF Bus International after being separated from the truck-building business of DAF, it joined United Bus in 1990. It became a subsidiary of VDL Groep after United Bus collapsed in 1993.

DAF Bus International was renamed VDL Bus International in September 2003. As of 2005, VDL Groep held 81% of the shares in VDL Bus with Paccar owning the remaining 19%. VDL Groep purchased Dutch bus manufacturer, Berkhof Jonckheere Groep, in 1998.

In 2008, VDL Bus International was renamed VDL Bus Chassis.[1] VDL has plants in Belgium and the Netherlands.[2] In 2010, the Berkhof and Jonckheere brands were subsumed into VDL Bus Chassis with the combined business rebranded VDL Bus & Coach.

By 2018 VDL sold electric buses.[3]

ProductsEdit

CurrentEdit

Integral buses and coachesEdit

ChassisEdit

  • SB180 - Low entry
  • SB200 - Low entry
  • SB230 - Low entry
  • SBR230 - Low entry
  • DB300 - Double deck
  • TB2175 - Heavy duty (front engine)
  • TBR2175 - Heavy duty (front engine)
  • SB4000 - Intercity / Coach
  • SBR4000 - Coach

Van conversionsEdit

  • MidCity
  • MidEuro

Historical (including DAF bus models)Edit

Integral coaches and whole vehiclesEdit

  • Lexio (interurban bus body on VDL SB4000 chassis, marketed as VDL Bova Lexio)
  • Magiq (integral coach, ex Bova, renamed VDL Bova Magiq)
  • Synergy (double deck coach body on VDL SBR4000 chassis, marketed as VDL Bova Synergy)

ChassisEdit

  • B62
  • B1100
  • B1300
  • B1500
  • B1502
  • B1600
  • DB250
  • MB200
  • MB205
  • MB210
  • MB230
  • MBG200
  • MBG205
  • SB120
  • SB201
  • SB210
  • SB220
  • SB225
  • SBR235
  • SB250
  • SB260 - Chassis modules for VDL Citea SLF
  • SB1600
  • SB1602
  • SB1605
  • SB2000
  • SB2005
  • SB2100
  • SB2300
  • SB2305
  • SB2700
  • SB2705
  • SB2750
  • SB3000
  • SBG220
  • SBR3000/SBR3015
  • TB100
  • TB102
  • TB160
  • TB163
  • TB300
  • TB2100
  • TB2105

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