- the fifth Neoplan Centroliner from Drumwell, and the fourth KMB model,
features this special green liveried KMB example. Like the real thing,
the pearlescent paint changes colour in varying light conditions.
- On 3rd August 2001, a special ceremony unveiled KMB's "Green Bus Today,
Green World Tomorrow" campaign, at which a brand new Neoplan Centroliner
appeared in a special metallic green livery. This metallic paint changes
colour when when viewed in different light conditions, and can appear either
green, purple or silver. The photograph below clearly shows the colour
The bus is fitted with the Euro III engine,
making it the flagship of KMB's environmentally-friendly bus fleet. Compared
with the Euro II engine, the Euro III engine reduces emissions of Nitrogen
Oxides and particulates by 28% and 33% respectively.
Five Green Buses, representing the first
batch of the newly purchased buses, commence service in August 2001. The
new air-conditioning system and the Euro III engine have become standard
specifications for all new buses. AP132 is one of the third batch, which
totalled 82 vehicles, and was first registered on 21st June 2001.