New Series 3 PSV at NEC
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• Falkirk-based Walter Alexander looks like becoming the first British PSV bodybuilder to offer a single-deck bus body on the latest Scania Series 3 bus chassis. The Scottish company is currently developing a new low-floor single-deck bus body, with an extremely low front entrance, which is due to be launched in August on the forthcoming N113CR buschassis while the Series 3 chassis debut at the Birmingham motor show in October.
The new single-deck body will be based on Alexander's recently revised P-Type, seen for the first time at the Brighton Coach Rally, which is the domestic version of its Singapore expert body. The allaluminium construction lowfloor body is expected to be offered in 11m, 11.5m and 12m versions.
Alexander's sales and marketing manager Ian Murray says that the new singledecker will have an exceptionally low floor and front step; will look similar to the P-Type; and that the first example will be on the N113CR chassis. '
The N113CR is powered by the latest DS1171 Scania engine which has a maximum power of 192kW (257hp) and a peak torque of 1,120Nm (826 lbft) delivered at 1,200rpm.
The soon-to-be-launched Series 3 Scania bus chassis will feature many of the engine de
velopments already found in the current Series 3 righthand-drive Scania trucks.
0 Walter Alexander has won three orders to supply doubledeck and tnidibuses.
Go-ahead Northern of Gateshead is buying 13 Alexander midibus bodies from existing stock, while Yellow Buses of Bournemouth and Northampton City Transport are ordering eight Alexander R-type double-deck bodies with chassis.