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LEYLAND BUS has launched the Tiger in Australia. It was introduced initially in 11m two-axle form with the 218bhp TL11 engine as standard with the Tiger 245 available as an option.
To meet Australian axle weight limits Australian Tigers will have longer chassis frame pressings with a 6m wheelbase, and to save weight, the batteries and fuel tank are positioned behind the rear axle.
Steel spring suspension, rather than the air system standard in the UK, is standard. Some Tigers for the Scottish Bus Group, Ulsterbus, and Tillingbourne Bus also have steel springs.
The Australian Tiger is aimed initially for city operations and is offered with pneumocyclic transmission although a threeaxle long-distance coach version is expected to complete the range before long.