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DW10109 - Neoplan Centroliner
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - news of the release of this model was received on 10th March 2010 and was confirmed in the March edition of 'KMB Today'. It is expected to be released in May (update 7th June - now scheduled for release 10th June). This will be second green Centroliner to be modelled, the first (DW10105) featured sister vehicle AP132 and was issued in November 2001. 

The bus - 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 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. AP131 is one of the third batch, which totalled 82 vehicles.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Drumwell
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Neoplan Centroliner
 Prototype bodywork  -
 Prototype length  12 metre
 Fleet number  AP131
 Registration number  KC2571
 Route number  60X
 Destination  Tuen Mun Central
 Quantity  1,800
 Date released - Hong Kong  10th June 2010

 
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Philip Chan

 
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Vincent Chong
 

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