- 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.
- 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.