Volvo sees success with two new coach models

first_imgFirst MCV-bodied Project 523 entry-level model handed over as range-topping 9900 generates businessThe first ‘Project 523’, an MCV-bodied Volvo B11R, was handed overVolvo debuted two coaches that are new to the UK market at EBE and it recorded further sales of both during the show.The first MCV-bodied B11R, one of eight for the operator, was handed over to Golden Tours. Currently known as Project 523, the model has been introduced to capitalise on growing demand for a standard-specification, cost-effective coach.Its official name will be announced shortly and Volvo will hold the model in stock at its Coventry sales centre with retail price starting at £215,000.Meanwhile, the hotly-anticipated super-high 9900 made its first public showing in the UK. It was the centrepiece of Volvo’s stand and is aimed at the top of the market. The first will be delivered to a buyer early in 2019.“It’s very exciting to launch two exceptional new coaches at EBE,” says MD Nick Page. “While they are positioned at opposite ends of the market, both have a huge amount to offer customers in terms of operational performance, safety features, aesthetics and passenger comfort.”Also on Volvo’s stand was an unbodied B8L tri-axle double-decker bus chassis. Volvo is working with bodybuilder partners Alexander Dennis, MCV and Wrightbus to deliver a 100-seat product. It will also unveil a zero-emission double-decker in conjunction with MCV in 2020, it has confirmed.last_img read more

Online Film Critics Society names “Get Out” Best Picture, Christopher Nolan Best Director

first_imgUniversal Pictures(LOS ANGELES) — The latest picks for award season come courtesy of the Online Film Critics Society, who just announced their 2017 award winners. Jordan Peele’s sleeper hit Get Out was named Best Picture, while Christopher Nolan earned Best Director for his World War II film, Dunkirk.The organization has awarded Gary Oldman the Best Actor honor for his much-buzzed-about portrayal of Prime Minister Winston Churchill in The Darkest Hour. Sally Hawkins was named Best Actress for her role in The Shape of Water.Timothée Chalamet was honored as the Breakout Star of the Year for his work in the LGBT coming-of-age film Call me By Your Name and his smaller role in Lady Bird. Diversity was the watchword this year. “The race this year was tight, and for good reason,” the Online Film Critics said in making the announcement. “There were so many films made by minorities about minorities. They presented important stories, perspectives, and much needed social commentary.”The awards come less than a month before the Motion Picture Academy announces its list of Oscar nominees Jan. 23.Check out the full list of winners:Best Picture — Get OutBest Actor — Gary Oldman, Darkest HourBest Actress — Sally Hawkins, The Shape of WaterBest Director — Christopher Nolan, DunkirkOriginal Screenplay — Jordan Peele, Get OutAdapted Screenplay — James Ivory, Call Me By Your NameBest Documentary — Faces PlacesBest Foreign Language Film — BPM (Beats Per Minute)Best Supporting Actor — Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriBest Supporting Actress — Laurie Metcalf, Lady BirdBest Animated Feature — CocoBest Editing — Lee Smith, DunkirkBest Cinematography — Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2049Best Ensemble — Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriBreakout Star of the Year — Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your NameCopyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more