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KMB2018068 - Neoplan Centroliner N4426/3
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - this was one of a pair of Centroliners released on 16th June 2018, the other being a champagne liveried example featuring AP121 (see KMB2018075).

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 photograph below clearly shows the colour variations

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.

 
 Manufacturer of model  80M Bus Model Shop
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Neoplan N4426/3 Centroliner
 Prototype bodywork  -
 Prototype length  12 metre
 Fleet number  AP132
 Registration number  KC 3551
 Route number  66X
 Destination  Olympic Station
 Quantity  650
 Date released - Hong Kong  16th June 2018
   
 
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80M Bus Model Shop


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80M Bus Model Shop


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Photograph courtesy of Donald MacRae

 
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