Optare Bonito

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The name Optare Bonito has been used to describe two vehicles built at separate times by Optare.

Original Bonito[edit]

The original Optare Bonito is a minicoach that was built on the Ford Transit chassis.[1] It was the last Optare coach that did not receive a face-lift.[citation needed]

New Bonito[edit]

The second Optare Bonito was announced on 17 January 2012. It is a small bus, according to Optare.[2] It was launched in the UK in June 2012. The new Bonito was based on Fiat Ducato Maxi chassis. The new Bonito was constructed in partnership with Plastisol in the Netherlands.[3]

On 4 September 2014, it was confirmed that Optare had discontinued the Bonito. The model had the unusual distinction of not achieving a single sale in the UK.

Since then Composite Mobility has continued the production from the Bonito in partnership with Plastisol, the vehicle has a new name, The CM Mission.[4][5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Buszone - Optare". Retrieved 6 March 2008. 
  2. ^ "Optare relaunch their Bonito". Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Jones, Stuart (25 September 2014). "Plastisol UK shows its wares". Bus and Coach Buyer. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "New models and luxury interiors on show". Bus and Coach. 24 October 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 

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