Leyland's National artic is coming
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LEYLAND Vehicles' contribution to British articulated bus development will incorporate Leyland National body components. The Leyland DAB chassis, exhibited at the International Motor Show, is to be bodied in this country, probably by LV bodybuilder Charles Roe of Leeds.
The company envisages that it will be fitted with a front section of an 11.3m National body on the main chassis, and the front section of a 10.3m vehicle on the trailer.
This is seen as a cheaper alternative to any of the foreign artics already demonstrated in Britain, and is cheaper than the Danishbodied Leyland DAB which was displayed in Sheffield and London last year.
Its specification, with air suspension and TL11H turbocharged engine, is similar to that of Leyland's forthcoming B43 coach chassis.
It is likely to appear some time next year, demand for Leopards and Reliances having pushed back its development programme.