Wrightbus unveils bigger StreetLite
“The level of initial operator interest in the new variant is particularly pleasing,” says Wright Group managing director Mark Nodder.
“Feedback from our trials was extremely positive and we believe that this new vehicle challenges conventional thinking. The StreetLite product range is specifically designed to address the growing requirements of our customers and the new 11.5 metre Max variant delivers greater fuel efficiency, combined with the increased seating capacity associated with a larger bus.”
The StreetLite Max can seat up to 44 – three more than the current 10.8m model – but has the same maximum carrying capacity of 70 people. It is powered by a four-cylinder Cummins iSBe5 engine driving through a Voith D824.5E four-speed gearbox. Wrightbus says it has returned fuel figures in the 10-13mpg range during tests in service.
The launch of the 44-seat StreetLite follows Optare’s addition of a 44-seat 11.7m version to its Vectra line-up. The StreetLite was launched two years ago. Over 100 have been delivered.
The new version joins four existing models – the 8.8m and 9.5m WF (wheel forward) and the 10.2m and 10.8m DF (door forward).