Wright Cadet / Volvo Merit

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Wright Cadet/Volvo Merit
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A DAF SB120/Wright Cadet in the Bluestar livery.
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An Arriva North West VDL SB120/Wright Cadet interior
Overview
Manufacturer Wrightbus
Body and chassis
Doors 1 or 2 door
Floor type Low floor
Chassis VDL SB120
Powertrain
Engine Cummins B-series/ISBe
Capacity varies
Dimensions
Length 9.4m, 10.2m & 10.8m
Chronology
An example of the largely identical Volvo Merit combination in use with Warrington Borough Transport.

The Wright Cadet was a midibus body built by British coachbuilder Wrightbus between 2000 to 2006, solely on the DAF/VDL SB120 chassis. It was sold via VDL dealer Arriva Bus & Coach. For a time, Volvo additionally sold the chassis/body combination, however the body was marketed as the Merit. It sold in large numbers in London and with major operators in the UK and in mainland Europe, with some going to Arriva in The Netherlands.

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