During Busworld 2013, VDL Bus & Coach will introduce the Futura FMD2, a new model within the Futura family. The Futura FMD2 is a multipurpose vehicle that takes maximum advantage of the modular construction technique employed by VDL and all the related benefits. The new Futura FMD2 will be on display at the VDL Bus & Coach stand (hall 4,stand 404) during Busworld 2013 (18-23 October 2013, Kortrijk, Belgium).
The VDL Futura FMD2 is a coach with many possibilities. The vehicle can be used for both touring and intercity transport. The floor height of 1,250 mm provides easy entry and egress, while the optionally available wide centre door can be equipped with a cassette lift to enable disabled
passengers to safely enter and exit. The driver enjoys the same dashboard as found in the Futura FHD2, which is designed to offer the optimal combination of ergonomics, safety, organization and efficiency. The operator will experience that the Futura FMD2 offers Profit of Ownership: the low net weight, reduced fuel consumption, high passenger capacity, generous luggage space and low running costs make the Futura FMD2 a highly profitable investment.
The Futura FMD2 is available in two different lengths: the FMD2-122 with a length of 12.2 metres, and the FMD2-129 with a length of 12.9 metres. Engine options for the efficient driveline include the new generation of DAF Euro 6 engines, the MX-11/240 (240 kW – 326 hp) and MX-11/270
(271 kW – 369 hp). These engines can be combined with a ZF EcoShift 6-speed manual gearbox, a ZF AS Tronic 12-speed semi-automatic gearbox or the ZF EcoLife 6-speed semi-automatic gearbox. The Futura FMD2 will be available from mid-2014.