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VDL Bus & Coach introduces new Futura double-decker during Busworld 2015

The new VDL Futura double-decker will be introduced to the general public for the first time during Busworld 2015. With its sophisticated, streamlined, modern design, the VDL Futura FDD2 is the next milestone in the high-end VDL Futura family. With a capacity of up to 96 passengers, VDL Bus & Coach offers both the discerning holidaymaker and the intercity business passenger a comfortable and suitable transport solution. The fuel-efficient powertrain in combination with the aerodynamic styling guarantee low fuel consumption and thus low CO2 emissions. The VDL Futura FDD2 is the coach that not only optimally contributes to ‘Profit of Ownership’ but will also become the showpiece of many coach companies.
VDL Bus & Coach will be in hall 4 at stand 404. Busworld 2015 will be held from 16 to 21 October 2015.
VDL Futura family
The new VDL Futura FDD2-141/510 is a true member of the Futura family, with the instantly recognizable VDL identity. The FDD2 is another fine example in the long tradition of VDL-built coaches. With its distinctive design and height of four metres it is a real eye-catcher on the road. The Futura family history is tangible in the prominent and very recognizable logo and the design language, as seen in the front, headlight units and design elements in the sides and back.
In addition to the Futura FDD2 VDL Bus & Coach will also have a Futura FHD2 and Futura FMD2 on display. The FHD2-139/460 has a length of 13.9 metres, seating for 57+1+1 and is fitted with an MX-13 340 engine. This 3-axle coach is equipped with a lift for wheelchair passengers above the rear axle. The Futura FMD2-129/370 has a length of 12.9 metres, seating for 59+1+1 and is fitted with an MX-11 271 engine. The wide centre door is equipped with a cassette lift in the stairwell to enable disabled passengers to safely enter and exit the coach too. The Futura FMD2 recently won the IBC Economy Award. The focus of the 2015 edition of the International Bus & Coach Competition (IBC) was the intercity coach. A number of experts in the field subjected the participating coaches to a battery of tests conducted over five days at the beginning of May 2015. The VDL Futura FMD2 was the undisputed winner for most cost-effective coach. The IBC Economy Award is presented during the Busworld 2015 press day.