A slice of the coke LEYLAND has regained a share
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of the Iraqi bus market, but the state transport authority is also buying more MAN doubledeckers from West Germany.
After ordering 400 MAN SD200 Berlin-style doubledeckers, Baghdad Passenger Transport Services have ordered another 200, but are also taking 200 Leyland Atlantean AN68s with Willowbrook bodies. The undertaking has 400 Atlanteans with Park Royal bodies, and the Willowbrook bodies on the new vehicles will be to the same design.
Leyland Vehicles sales and marketing director Frank Andrew said: "This is excellent news, because it represents a comeback for Leyland in this very important market."
And Leyland is also to build 140 completely knocked down Clydesdale buses for the Ugandan Government. They form part of a £7.1m order with the company's medium/light vehicle division, and LeylandAlbion Uganda has won the £0.5m contract to assemble the buses.