Leyland Royal Tiger

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Leyland Royal Tiger
Leyland Royal Tiger demonstrator E48 TYG.JPG
Preserved Leyland Royal Tiger Doyen
in July 2008
Manufacturer Leyland
Production 1982-1988
Body and chassis
Doors 1
Floor type Step entrance
Engine Leyland TL11
Cummins L10

The Leyland Royal Tiger was a rear-engined coach chassis manufactured by Leyland between 1982 and 1988.[1][2][3][4][5] 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.[6] The remainder of the underframes were given Plaxton Paramount or Van Hool bodywork.

The Royal Tiger was fitted with Leyland's TL11 engine or in some cases the Cummins L10. Following the takeover of Leyland by Volvo, the Royal Tiger ceased production in 1988.[7]


  1. ^ The most significant coach debut for decades Commercial Motor 13 November 1982
  2. ^ NBC takes Royal Tiger Commercial Motor 13 November 1982
  3. ^ Leyland in Scotland Commercial Motor 11 December 1982
  4. ^ New Nationals are launched Commercial Motor 18 December 1982
  5. ^ Leyland Royal Tiger Bus Lists on the Web
  6. ^ Roe factory blow Commercial Motor 2 June 1984
  7. ^ Royal wave to Lions and Tigers Commercial Motor 12 May 1988

External links[edit]

Media related to Leyland Royal Tiger Doyen at Wikimedia Commons