VDL Bus & Coach is launching the Citea MLE at Busworld 2013, Kortrijk, Belgium.
A VDL-badged left-hand-drive version of the Wrightbus StreetLite, it will be built in Northern Ireland by Wrightbus and “is a logical next step in a collaboration that spans more than a decade,” says VDL. “Key feature of the Citea range are low weight, better fuel economy and a long life, resulting in maximum profit of ownership. The new Citea MLE exemplifies all these qualities.”
The Citea MLE is to be available in four lengths. The wheel-forward MLE-88 and MLE-95 will be introduced first at 8.8m and 9.5m, available from the first quarter of 2014. These will be followed by the door-forward MLE-102 at 10.2m and the MLE-108 at 10.8m. Single-leaf and double-leaf doors or various combinations of both will be available.