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15022 - Neoplan Centroliner N4426/3
Kowloon Motor Bus
The model - This is one of twelve Kowloon Motor Bus 1/150 scale models released on 31st March 2009 by Cars Workshop.

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. 

 Manufacturer of model  Cars Workshop
 Scale  1:150
 Prototype chassis  Neoplan N4426/3 Centroliner
 Prototype bodywork  -
 Prototype length  12 metre
 Fleet number  AP131
 Registration number  KC 2571
 Route number  60X
 Destination  Tuen Mun Town Centre
 Quantity (total)  Uncertified
      Hong Kong 
United Kingdom
 Quantities (if known)
 Date released
31st March 2009

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Photograph courtesy of Donald MacRae

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Kowloon Motor Bus

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