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Post  Paladin on Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:43 pm

Wrightbus has confirmed it will be launching a totally new small bus this summer, which the company describes as “an important new addition” to its product line up. The company is not yet revealing technical details of the new vehicle, but it looks set to be a significant competitor for the Optare Solo and ADL Enviro200Dart.

Wrightbus says that the new model has been designed to bring the company’s brand values of technology and innovation to the small bus market. The company promises “class-leading features” in what is describes as a weight and cost sensitive market sector.

“We have got a proven track record of bringing new and exciting concepts to market and we have also had the benefit of starting from a clear sheet of paper on this exciting project,” says Wright Group managing director Mark Nodder. “Expectations of any new product bearing the Wrightbus name will inevitably be high and we are confident that our new baby won’t disappoint when it makes its public debut later on this year.”

The new vehicle is currently being tested at Miilbrook, with a launch planned before the company’s summer break. The bus will make its public debut at Euro Bus Expo in Birmingham in November.

Wrightbus has been absent from the small bus market since the early 1990s when it ceased production of its Nimbus body on Mercedes and Renault light truck chassis.




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Re: Wrightbus confirms new small bus

Post  Bristol LH on Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:51 pm

More ugly, unreliable plastic from Wrights...Ho Hum..

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Re: Wrightbus confirms new small bus

Post  freedompaisley on Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:14 am

No doubt they'll make money with it as First'll buy it even if no one else does

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Re: Wrightbus confirms new small bus

Post  Daisy Dart on Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:21 am

Well it's about time the Solo had some competion. I mean when it comes to buses of that size there isn't much choice about.
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Re: Wrightbus confirms new small bus

Post  WOLVERINE /// on Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:29 am

Driven a solo once and thought it was alright,better than some of the single decks that i have driven.Problem with Solo was getting the fecker 2 reverse think it was because i forgot 2 put my foot on the brake. clown clown
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Re: Wrightbus confirms new small bus

Post  Bristol LH on Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:04 am

They have no lock angle and the arse end is too low on them, so they ground out easily on routes that have steep side turns...They are shite reallly

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Re: Wrightbus confirms new small bus

Post  Paladin on Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:17 am

Bristol LH wrote:They have no lock angle and the arse end is too low on them, so they ground out easily on routes that have steep side turns...They are shite reallly

From a passenger point of view I would prefer an MPD any day over a Solo.
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Re: Wrightbus confirms new small bus

Post  City Sprinter on Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:03 pm

I think small buses are only useful in a country where there is trams or trolleybuses
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Re: Wrightbus confirms new small bus

Post  Room Upstairs on Thu May 06, 2010 9:24 am

What where the designers thinking No

Although it is good to see the Solo getting some competition
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Re: Wrightbus confirms new small bus

Post  peanutbutter on Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:18 pm

at least someone brought one

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Re: Wrightbus confirms new small bus

Post  freedompaisley on Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:46 pm

Any idea who the company is that's bought them?

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Post  peanutbutter on Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:53 pm

freedompaisley wrote:Any idea who the company is that's bought them?
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Re: Wrightbus confirms new small bus

Post  Pukerlicious on Sun Oct 31, 2010 3:14 pm

woo the first Wright Solo on the road lol!
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Post  Bristol LH on Sun Oct 31, 2010 3:49 pm

Anglian have a habit of going through new buses very,very quickly. Its a leased motor through Mistral. Dead giveaway is the Manchester plate.

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Re: Wrightbus confirms new small bus

Post  LynxZF7 on Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:43 pm

Thats is one ugly bugger, I thought the new solos were ugly thats a lot worse.
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Re: Wrightbus confirms new small bus

Post  Bristol LH on Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:48 pm

Its Plasticrap...

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Re: Wrightbus confirms new small bus

Post  Pukerlicious on Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:54 am

I'm interested in seeing the more conventional door forward version, without looking at the side of a graphic.
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