Press Release

164 Units Golden Dragon Buses Win the Bid in Tibet

February 2016

At the start of 2016, Lhasa Public Transport Group invited public biddings for buses. Golden Dragon successfully the bid for providing 164 units vehicles, including XML6807 Jincheng buses and 38 units XML6722 large-sized Coasters, both of which are especially tailored for its customers in Tibet. The whole bus fleet is expected to arrive in Lhasa before March this year and will be put into use at various tourist attractions in the autonomous region.

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Already more than 100 Van Hool EX coaches sold

February 2016

Koningshooikt – One year after launching its EX coach range, Van Hool, the Belgian manufacturer of buses, coaches and industrial vehicles, has already sold more than 100 units of this latest addition to its fleet. Customers from Belgium, Germany, the UK, France, Italy and Switzerland have put their faith in this extremely efficient coach, which can be deployed for a wide range of purposes, from long journeys to intercity trips and scheduled services.

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UBC Commercial Vehicles

June 2015

UBC Commercial Vehicles (Australia) has acquired UBC Commercial Vehicles (Malaysia) in 2014 and continues the high quality design and manufacture of buses and coaches that commenced and has operated continuously since 2001.

UBC Australian provides design, distribution and service and has commenced a journey to develop our Malaysian operations centre of excellence and transition it into a globally recognised partner of choice for bus, coach and specialist vehicle design and manufacturing. After years of dedication, hard work and financial investment, UBC is able to offer its range of bus bodies to the Australian market. These products are designed and developed by Australian Engineers with decades of local industry experience. The result is a high quality vehicle built tough to suit Australian conditions. The best available materials and components from reputable suppliers around the world are built into these products, our vehicles are stylish and modern but at same time practical and durable, designed for 25 years service life.

Patico are exclusively offering these bodies to the Australian market on a range of high quality European OEM chassis.

Coach & Bus Week

August 2014

​Electrifying Nottingham
The first dedicated operating centre for electric buses in the country has been officially unveiled in Nottingham. It serves what is becoming the largest fleet of this type of vehicle in Europe.

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Australasian Bus & Coach

December 2013

​Winning with Irizar
Graham Habgood is one of a handful of Australian operators with the luxury Irizar i6 touring coach, built in Brazil and launched early July at BusVic’s Maintenance Conference in Melbourne.
Unlike Habgood’s four previous Irizars- the Century - the i6 goes to a new level of luxury pitched at a footy team also looking to upgrade its image.

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How about a Czech, mate?

November 2013

​How about a Czech, mate?
The Czech Republic is the latest country to have a crack at the Australian truck market. The Avia brand has just launched here, promising affordable European quality….

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Coach & Bus - Issue 9

October 2013

Optare CityBuses head Down Under
Want technical innovation and superlative bus design? Optare’s got it in spades - and it’s coming to ‘a theatre near you’ in Australia later this year. The UK bus builder earned the prestigious Innovation Award by the British Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders in 2012, pipping the likes of Jaguar and Infiniti no less. Geoff Paradise visited the Leeds-based company to file this exclusive story.

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