- this new casting from Corgi was released in Hong Kong on 21 July 1999
and became available in the UK in September that same year.
- Fleet No 1436 was the last of a batch of 15 such vehicles which entered
service in March/April 1997. They were to the new low floor design, which
meant there were no steps inside the bus from the front door to the rear
axle. This gave better accessibility for many passengers, especially for
the elderly and partially disabled groups. These buses were also the first
two-door single-deck buses for Citybus and this helped improve the passenger
flow on the busy Mid-levels routes they operated on.
In 2000 these 15 vehicles returned to the
UK, and several joined Stagecoach United Counties.