MCV Evolution

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MCV Evolution
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A MCV Evolution owned by Thames Travel
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A MCV Evolution owned by Avon Buses on an Alexander Dennis Enviro200 Dart Chassis
Overview
Manufacturer MCV
Body and chassis
Doors 1 or 2 door
Floor type Low floor
Chassis Dennis Dart SLF
Alexander Dennis Enviro200 Dart
MAN NL323F (A22)
MAN 14.220/14.240 (A66)
MAN 12.220/12.240 (A76)
Mercedes-Benz OC500LE
Volvo B7RLE
VDL SB180
Chronology

The MCV Evolution (stylised as eVolution) is a single-decker bus bodywork built by Manufacturing Commercial Vehicles. It was unveiled in late 2004.

This body is based on the frame of the Stirling but has been drastically restyled, incorporating a new roof-dome (which is no longer peaked), and other new mouldings. It is offered on the MAN 12.220 (A76), 12.240 (A76), 14.220 (A66) and 14.240 (A66) however there were plans to body on an even shorter MAN chassis, the 10.220, which can be built as short as 8.5m long. From late 2005 it was offered on the Dennis Dart SLF since Alexander Dennis wants to offer their chassis with other bodies. Although Alexander Dennis has replaced the Dart with the new Enviro200 Dart it is still offered with the MCV bodywork. In October 2009, MCV and Arriva Bus and Coach unveiled the VDL SB180/MCV Evolution in Coach and Bus Live 2009.

The MCV Evolution was also offered on larger single-decker buses, such as the Volvo B7RLE, MAN NL323F, and Mercedes-Benz OC500LE.

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