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Allison equips the Volare mini-buses exported to Qatar

Allison equips the Volare mini-buses exported to Qatar

SÃO PAULO, Brazil - Volare, a specialist in manufacturing five-to-ten ton vehicles for passenger transport, has signed a contract to export 19 Volare Fly 9 Executive mini-buses with Allison fully automatic transmissions to MBM Transport, one of the main passenger transport operator in the segment of charter in Qatar. The vehicles delivery is due to early 2019 and will be used to transport the employees of an oil company.

According to Rodrigo Bisi, Volare's export manager, the brand's product acceptance and image are excellent mainly because of its good standards of finishing, robustness and quality. "Among the most important items for applying the new Volare buses in the Middle East market is the use of the Allison automatic transmissions, assuring more comfort, safety and driving smoothness."

This new deal consolidates the presence of the Volare brand in the Middle East while demonstrates great export growth achieved in 2018 by the company, which has increased its market share in recent years in places like the Middle East, Asia, and Africa.

The Volare Fly 9 Executives feature the Allison fully automatic transmission T2100 six-speed with the FuelSense® 2.0 technology to further reduce fuel consumption in all segments of the vehicle's work cycle. Fuel Sense 2.0 is ideal for urban applications, such as buses, residue collection, construction and distribution. After approximately 4.8 million km of testing in fleets performing the most varied cycles of operations, the fuel economy has improved by up to 6%.

Through a series of enhancements introduced in Allison’s software, the new FuelSense 2.0 technology uses the DynActive Shifting system that provides an infinitely variable combination of gearshift points. FuelSense 2.0 uses a real-time learning algorithm that determines the optimal balance between fuel economy and performance.

Another advantage of the Allison fully automatic transmission is the presence of the torque converter, which gently multiplies engine power during starts and accelerations, providing greater protection for the vehicle's powertrain against any leaps and vibrations. The drive also ensures gear changes without power interruption, increasing the operation average speed, the productivity and the driver’s comfort.

About Allison Transmission
Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is the world's largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including refuse, construction, fire, distribution, bus, motorhomes, defense and energy. Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and employs approximately 2,900 people worldwide. With a market presence in more than 80 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Hungary and India. Allison also has approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit allisontransmission.com.

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São Paulo, Brazil

Juliana Abrahão de Barros Ranieri
Allison Transmission
juliana.barros@allisontransmission.com
(+55 11) 5633-2528
São Paulo, Brazil

May 08, 2019

About Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and is a leader in electric hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including refuse, construction, fire, distribution, bus, motorhomes, defense and energy. Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and employs approximately 2,900 people worldwide. With a market presence in more than 80 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Hungary and India. Allison also has approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit allisontransmission.com.