An Optare Alero being operated by Cumfy Bus on a Merseytravel "Joblink" service in Birkenhead
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The Alero has an Iveco engine and a choice of manual or automatic ZF transmission. It typically seats between twelve and sixteen passengers, capacity being partly dependent upon whether space is provided for a wheelchair. The destination display box is optional.
The Alero was relaunched in 2006 as the Alero Plus. Various changes and component upgrades have been made in an attempt to overcome reliability and durability issues suffered by the original design.
In 2008, the Alero was discontinued. However, Optare have stated that they will continue to offer after sales support.
- Millar, Alan (2007) Bus & Coach Recognition : Ian Allan Ltd., ISBN 0-7110-3136-3
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- Product description in Optare website (Web Archive 2007/12/24)
- Bus and Coach Buyer Issue 990 Page 11