A report on MCV Evolution

On the final day of Evolution operation in London, Metroline's DM965 is seen at West Middlesex University Hospital on the 3rd of September 2021
Bakers Dolphin MCV Evolution bodied MAN 14.240 at Weston-super-Mare station in August 2012
Kowloon Motor Bus MCV Evolution bodied Volvo B7RLE in Hong Kong in August 2015
Webberbus MCV Evolution 2 bodied Volvo B7RLE in Burnham-on-Sea in May 2014
Webberbus MCV Evolution 2 bodied Volvo B7RLE in Burnham-on-Sea in May 2014
The rear of Metroline's DM965, September 2021
The interior of Metroline's DM965, September 2021
The interior of Metroline's DM965, September 2021

Low floor and low entry single-decker bus body built by Manufacturing Commercial Vehicles.

- MCV Evolution
On the final day of Evolution operation in London, Metroline's DM965 is seen at West Middlesex University Hospital on the 3rd of September 2021

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MCV Bus and Coach

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Egyptian manufacturer of bus bodies founded in 2002 when Manufacturing Commercial Vehicles bought some of the design rights of defunct English bus builder Marshall Bus.

Egyptian manufacturer of bus bodies founded in 2002 when Manufacturing Commercial Vehicles bought some of the design rights of defunct English bus builder Marshall Bus.

MCV Evolution owned by Countryliner, at the 2007 Cobham bus rally
Kowloon Motor Bus MCV Evolution bodied Volvo B7RLE in January 2012
Bath Bus Company MCV EvoSeti bodied Volvo B5TL in December 2017
Kowloon Motor Bus MCV EvoSeti bodied Volvo B8L in October 2021

This was in turn succeeded by the MCV Evolution in 2005 that has been built on various chassis from Alexander Dennis, MAN, Mercedes-Benz, VDL and Volvo.

Modern MCV 600 3-axles comfort coach at the IAA 2014.

Manufacturing Commercial Vehicles

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Egyptian manufacturer for buses and trucks.

Egyptian manufacturer for buses and trucks.

Modern MCV 600 3-axles comfort coach at the IAA 2014.
A convoy of civilian Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks in Iraq waiting for inspection. The vehicles are built in the Cairo plant of MCV.
A MCV manufactured Mercedes-Benz Axor from the Hong Kong Fire Services Department.
Kowloon Motor Bus MCV Evolution bodied Volvo B7RLE in Hong Kong in August 2015

eVolution-MAN C100 / C110 / C120 (from 2004)

An Evora on a B8RLE classis, owned by JJ Kavanagh and Sons

MCV Evora

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An Evora on a B8RLE classis, owned by JJ Kavanagh and Sons

The MCV Evora (stylised as eVoRa; internal designation: MCV C123) is a single-decker bus bodywork produced by Manufacturing Commercial Vehicles (MCV) since 2018, as the successor to the MCV Evolution.

Veolia Transport 8900LE-bodied B8RLE in Breda.

Volvo B8RLE

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7.7-litre-engined low-entry bus chassis manufactured by Volvo since 2013 for Euro VI markets.

7.7-litre-engined low-entry bus chassis manufactured by Volvo since 2013 for Euro VI markets.

Veolia Transport 8900LE-bodied B8RLE in Breda.
Transperth Volgren Optimus-bodied Volvo B8RLEA
The only Express Coach Builders-bodied B8RLE, currently used as a school bus in Perth, Western Australia.
Gimpo Trans Daji bodied Volvo B8RLE double-decker
Gyeonggi ComTrans Daji bodied Volvo B8RLE double-decker
Kaohsiung Transportation Daji bodied Volvo B8RLE double-decker
San Chung Bus Daji bodied Volvo B8RLE double-decker
Lothian Buses MCV bodied 12.9m length Volvo B8RLE single-deck
Tainan Bus Daji bodied Volvo B8RLE double-decker
Shing Nan Bus Daji bodied Volvo B8RLE single-deck
Laksana Cityline3 LE prototype bodied Volvo B8RLE in Indonesia, The Metrotrans buses are coming soon in Jakarta city.
One of the earliest B8RLE in the Philippines, operated by Precious Grace Transport, built by Autodelta Coach Builders, Inc.
San Chung Bus Daji bodied Volvo B8RLE double-decker

In the United Kingdom, the B8RLE is offered with MCV Evora and Wright Eclipse 3 bodywork, and formerly also with MCV Evolution 2 bodywork.

Thames Travel Plaxton Pointer 2 bodied Dennis Dart MPD

Dennis Dart

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Rear-engined single-decker midibus chassis that was introduced by Dennis Specialist Vehicles of Guildford, England in 1989, replacing the Dennis Domino.

Rear-engined single-decker midibus chassis that was introduced by Dennis Specialist Vehicles of Guildford, England in 1989, replacing the Dennis Domino.

Thames Travel Plaxton Pointer 2 bodied Dennis Dart MPD
Arriva North West & Wales Plaxton Pointer bodied Dennis Dart SLF interior
Preserved Stagecoach South 1991 Alexander Dash bodied Dennis Dart in April 2009
GHA Coaches 1993 Wright Handybus bodied Dennis Dart in Wrexham in March 2009
Joe's Travel 1994 Plaxton Pointer bodied Dennis Dart in Birmingham in September 2010
Arriva Guildford & West Surrey Plaxton Pointer 1 bodied Dennis Dart SLF in 2009
Hedingham Plaxton Pointer 2 bodied Alexander Dennis Dart SPD in 2016
Bluebird Bus & Coach Plaxton Pointer 2 bodied Alexander Dennis Dart MPD in 2008
Caetano "Slimbus" bodied Narrow width Dart SLF on 9 March 2018
Park Island Transport Plaxton Pointer 2 bodied TransBus Dart SLF in Kwai Fong in September 2015
1980 West Midlands Fire Service Dennis Dart
Arriva North West & Wales early (1989) Duple Dartline bodied Dennis Dart in Crewe
Arriva Merseyside East Lancs EL2000 bodied Dennis Dart in Liverpool in 2005
Preserved Arriva London Northern Counties Paladin bodied Dennis Dart in December 2016
Rossendale Transport 1994 Marshall C37 bodied Dennis Dart in July 2008
Go North East Caetano Compass bodied Dennis Dart SLF in Washington, Tyne and Wear in May 2009
Preserved Southern Vectis Carlyle Works bodied Dennis Dart in April 2011
Arriva Kent and Sussex 1996 Plaxton Pointer bodied Dennis Dart SLF in a special livery for the centenary of Maidstone's buses in September 2004.
First Hampshire & Dorset 1997 Marshall Capital bodied Dennis Dart SLF in Portsmouth in July 2008
Unilink Caetano Nimbus bodied Dennis Dart SLF at Southampton in September 2008
First Somerset and Avon East Lancs Spryte bodied Dennis Dart SLF in Bath in March 2013
Singapore Bus Service Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Dart in January 2009
New World First Bus Carlyle Works bodied Dennis Dart in Hong Kong.
ACTION Wright Crusader bodied Dennis Dart SLF in Canberra in November 2009

It was also offered with a wide variety of bodies, namely the East Lancs Spryte, UVG Urbanstar (later renamed as the Caetano Compass; replaced by the Nimbus in 1999), the Wright Crusader, Alexander ALX200 (discontinued in 2001 with the formation of TransBus International and being replaced by the Pointer 2), Marshall Capital (developed from the C37; later built by MCV), Caetano Nimbus and MCV Evolution (since 2005 - a further evolution of the Marshall bodywork).

Volvo 8900 of Arriva Arriva Nederland.

Volvo B7RLE

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Low-entry single-deck bus chassis manufactured by Volvo.

Low-entry single-deck bus chassis manufactured by Volvo.

Volvo 8900 of Arriva Arriva Nederland.
B7RLE Eclipse
B7RLE of Arriva
Volgren Optimus B7RLE
Volgren CR228L B7RLE
B7RLE in Shanghai, China
B7RLE Hong Kong
Gemilang bodied Volvo B7RLE for MRT Feeder bus
Deftech bodied Volvo B7RLE for RapidKL
Volvo B7RLE in the Philippines, body made by Autodelta for Joanna Jesh Transport Inc.
B7RLE, Sentosa featuring Liannex bodies
B7RLE, Taiwan

Kowloon Motor Bus ordered 70 B7RLEs with MCV Evolution bodies in 2009, which some of them had been converted to Training buses.

2019 SBS Transit Euro VI MAN Lion's City-bodied MAN NL323F, leased from the Land Transport Authority of Singapore

MAN NLxx3F

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Series of low-floor single-decker city bus chassis between 10.5 to 12.0 metres length, offered by MAN since 1998, with internal code A22.

Series of low-floor single-decker city bus chassis between 10.5 to 12.0 metres length, offered by MAN since 1998, with internal code A22.

2019 SBS Transit Euro VI MAN Lion's City-bodied MAN NL323F, leased from the Land Transport Authority of Singapore
MAN NL323F operated by (Singapore) SMRT Buses, with Lion's City Hybrid body licensed by MAN and built by Gemilang Coachworks of Johor, Malaysia.
MAN NL313F with Castrosua City Versus bodywork operated by Gimpo Trans Co. in South Korea
MAN NL323F operated by Egged on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Israel

SMRT Buses of Singapore received a 12.0m MCV Evolution-bodied NL323F demonstrator in 2010 for evaluation, registered as SMB138Y.

Arriva Buses Wales Wright Commander bodied VDL SB200 in Llandudno in May 2013

VDL SB200

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Light-weight 12m low floor single decker bus chassis produced from 2001 by VDL Bus & Coach (formerly DAF Bus International).

Light-weight 12m low floor single decker bus chassis produced from 2001 by VDL Bus & Coach (formerly DAF Bus International).

Arriva Buses Wales Wright Commander bodied VDL SB200 in Llandudno in May 2013

One VDL SB200 was fitted with an MCV Evolution body in 2012 as a static demonstrator for Arriva Bus & Coach, it was sold in 2014 to Richards Brothers in Wales.