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The Volvo 8700 was a single-decker city and single-decker intercity bus manufactured by Volvo between 2002 and 2011. It was available both with medium floor and as the low-entry Volvo 8700LE, which was even built as the articulated Volvo 8700LEA on a B12BLEA chassis. It was also available as a coach, and even some were delivered with a toilet.

Volvo 8700
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Volvo 8700 on B12B in Thusis, Switzerland.
Overview
ManufacturerVolvo
Production2002–2011
AssemblyTampere, Finland (2002–2008)
Wrocław, Poland (2002–2011)
Body and chassis
ClassBus chassis
Body styleSingle-decker city bus
Single-decker intercity bus
Doors2-3 (1-2-0, 2-2-0, 1-2-1, 2-2-1, etc.)
Floor typeMedium floor
Low entry
ChassisVolvo B7R, B12B, B12M
B7RLE, B12BLE
Powertrain
EngineVolvo D7C, D7E, DH12D, DH12E
TransmissionI-Shift, ZF, Voith GmbH
Dimensions
Length12.0 metres, 14.5 metres or 18.0 metres
Width2.55 metres
Height3.00 metres or 3.14 metres
Chronology
PredecessorCarrus Vega
(Volvo B10-400, Volvo 7250)
SuccessorVolvo 8900
Volvo 8700LE on Volvo B12BLE 6x2 in Tampere.

As a successor to the Carrus Vega, which was also built and sold as Volvo B10-400 and Volvo 7250 in Germany and Poland, the main difference was that it was built on the Volvo TX platform. The exterior was just as a simple facelift from the old model. The medium floor 8700 was available on B7R, B12B and B12M chassis, with all except the B7R available as a tri-axle bus. The 8700LE was available on B7RLE and B12BLE, with only the B12BLE as a tri-axle bus.

In 2011 it was succeeded by the 8900.

In Norway a total of 1300 buses were delivered, with 8700 and 8700LE having almost equal share.

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