VDL Bus & Coach
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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 Group after United Bus collapsed in 1993.
DAF Bus International was renamed VDL Bus International in September 2003. As of 2005, VDL Group held 81% of the shares in VDL Bus with Paccar owning the remaining 19%. VDL Group purchased Dutch bus manufacturer, Berkhof Jonckheere Group, in 1998.
In 2008, VDL Bus International was renamed VDL Bus Chassis. VDL has plants in Belgium and the Netherlands. 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 500 electric buses.
Integral buses and coachesEdit
- 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
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)
- SB260 - Chassis modules for VDL Citea SLF