Optare Toro

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Optare Toro / Optare Viedo
Haggis Adventures coach (YX07 AYL) 2007 Mercedes-Benz 815D (Vario) Optare Toro, Killin.jpg
Manufacturer Optare
Also called W670
Production 2005–2012
Assembly Leeds, England
Body and chassis
Class Minibus
Platform Mercedes-Benz Vario (Toro)
Iveco Daily (Viedo)
Doors 1 door
Floor type Step entrance

The Optare Toro was a minibus body that was built by Optare for use on the Mercedes-Benz Vario chassis and launched in late October 2005.[1] The Optare Viedo, a lower cost version based on an Iveco chassis, was introduced in 2009.[2][2] Both models were discontinued in the first quarter of 2012.[3]


As of 2008, theToro, Solera was imported by Optare from the Spanish manufacturer Ferqui, and marketed as Optare products.[4] Due to significantly reduced demand for minicoaches and midicoaches, as part of its restructuring process, Optare took the decision to concentrate on its bus manufacturing activities and the relationship with Ferqui was formally ended in 2012.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Bus Zone - Optare". Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Job losses at Optare Blackburn". 24 April 2009. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Challen, John (17 January 2012). "Optare enters small bus market with the Bonito". Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "East Lancs name set to disappear as Optare and Darwen agree to merge" Buses Magazine issue 641 August 2008 page 6