|The model -
news of this model was announced on 22nd November 2008 and it was released
on May 8th 2009. The destination screen and route no. boxes are left for
the purchaser to apply (see photograph below).
- after successful trials with the four prototype Dennis Jubilants (N1-4)
Kowloon Motor Bus placed an order for 50 chassis, which were delivered
in 1979/80. Orders for a further 310 chassis followed over the following
Of the first order, 49 were fitted with Alexander
bus bodies, which had been built in Scotland. The remaining chassis received
a similar body, built in Hong Kong, but was classified as a coach, having
2+2 coach seats (as opposed to 3+2 for the buses) and was also fitted with
air-conditioning. It received no fleet number, being known only as CF4180
and entered service almost 4 months after the last bus in the batch (on
11th June 1980). With the curtailment of coach route 206, CF4180 became
redundant and was withdrawn, pending removal of the air-conditioning and
fitting of bus seats, after which it entered service again as N364 introduction.
The above information has been extracted
from Mike Davis's excellent book 'Hong
Kong Buses - Kowloon Motor Bus'.