New name for Ailsa
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VOLVO BUS (Great Britain) has re-christened the frontengined Ailsa double-decker the British Volvo B55.
Company general manager Sandy Glennie said this week that the new name reflects the British market's acceptance of Volvo psv in the heavy sector of the market.
He also announced that the first bus-bodied B58 singledecker is being built now for Hutchison's Coaches (Overtown) Ltd, a Scottish operator which standardised previously on Leyland's now discontinued AEC Reliance.
The B58 now holds a 26 per cent share of the heavy coach market in Britain.