Paul Aldridge

VIDEO REVIEW: HINO PONCHO

When launched a few years ago here in Australia, the Hino Poncho was a ‘cute little bus’ giving potential buyers something to think about. Years later with ‘on demand’ now in vogue, those thoughts are even more pertinent still.
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VIDEO REVIEW: I-BUS SERIES 2 NQR 26-32

Isuzu is synonymous with trucks and a reputation built on strength, dependability and just being tough. The decision for I-Bus Australia to distribute and build buses using the same chassis and drivetrains was thus a very smart move, indeed. Here we test its latest Series 2 NQR 26-32.
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VIDEO REVIEW: BUSTECH VST – MAN A95

Wearing the hats of both operator and bus builder in the early days means Bustech has the knowledge and insight to know exactly what operators need. Skybus is one of those that Bustech has built a long-lasting relationship with – most recently supplying six 13.5m VST transit buses on an MAN A95 chassis.
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VIDEO REVIEW: SCANIA TOURING

The Scania Touring has hit Australia providing a versatile choice for operators and a range of Australian-designed options that make it ideally suited to this country’s varied needs. ABC magazine takes an exclusive first local test.
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VIDEO REVIEW: DENNING DENAIR MONO

Locally, the Denning brand has been synonymous with quality and performance in its Australian history and its buses often came with features well before their time. ABC magazine headed to Victoria’s Driver Bus Lines to see its amazing Classics Heritage Fleet – and this beaut DenAir Mono caught our eye.
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VIDEO REVIEW: YUTONG E12 ELECTRIC

EXCLUSIVE: While electric buses are nothing new, a ‘current’ six-month NSW Government-endorsed trial of a new Yutong E12 city bus firmly indicates where ‘The Premier State’ is heading. Fittingly, ABC visited the South Coast’s Premier Motor Service for a first drive.
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VIDEO REVIEW: VOLVO-IRIZAR i6S B11R

When someone says every feature in a bus product’s brochure is the reason they bought it, you know you are dealing with one happy customer. Compass Tours MD Jeff Chalker is one such customer – loving his new Volvo B11R and Irizar i6S combination.
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