Leyland Royal Tiger
|Leyland Royal Tiger|
Preserved Leyland Royal Tiger Doyen
in July 2008
|Body and chassis|
|Floor type||Step entrance|
The Leyland Royal Tiger was a rear-engined coach chassis manufactured by Leyland between 1982 and 1988. It was intended to counter the offerings of foreign competitors such as DAF, Scania and Volvo, but was not particularly successful, with only between 160 and 170 built.
The majority (around 60%) were sold as complete integral vehicles, in which case they were named Leyland Royal Tiger Doyen. Earlier examples were built at Leyland's Charles H Roe subsidiary in Leeds. Production later moved to Workington. The remainder of the underframes were given Plaxton Paramount or Van Hool bodywork.
- The most significant coach debut for decades Commercial Motor 13 November 1982
- NBC takes Royal Tiger Commercial Motor 13 November 1982
- Leyland in Scotland Commercial Motor 11 December 1982
- New Nationals are launched Commercial Motor 18 December 1982
- Leyland Royal Tiger Bus Lists on the Web
- Roe factory blow Commercial Motor 2 June 1984
- Royal wave to Lions and Tigers Commercial Motor 12 May 1988
Media related to Leyland Royal Tiger Doyen at Wikimedia Commons