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|Body and chassis|
|Doors||1 or 2 doors|
|Floor type||Low floor
|Chassis||Alexander Dennis Enviro200 Dart
Dennis Dart SLF
VDL SB200 (one only)
|Capacity||27 to 41 seated|
|Length||8.8m to 12.1m|
The MCV Evolution (stylised as eVolution) is a low floor and low entry single-decker bus bodywork built by Manufacturing Commercial Vehicles. It was unveiled in late 2004. It is the successor of the MCV Stirling.
The MCV Evolution is based on the Stirling that it has a rounded roof dome (no longer peaked) and a separately mounted destination display with either a double-curvature windscreen or a single-curvature windscreen and 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 wanted 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.
One eVolution body was built on VDL SB200 chassis in 2012 as a static demonstrator for Arriva Bus & Coach (dealer); two years later it was road registered and put into service with Richards Bros of Cardigan, Wales as YJ14CCV. It remains a unique one-off bus as no actual orders were placed.
Bakers Dolphin MCV Evolution bodied MAN 14.240 rear at Weston-super-Mare station in August 2012
Webberbus MCV Evolution bodied Volvo B7RLE in Burnham-on-Sea in May 2014
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