Wright Cadet

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Wright Cadet
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A Wright Cadet on DAF SB120 chassis operated by Bluestar.
Interior of a Wright Cadet on VDL SB120 chassis operated by Arriva North West.
Manufacturer Wrightbus
Production 2000–2006
Body and chassis
Doors 1 or 2 doors
Floor type Low floor
Chassis DAF/VDL SB120
Engine Cummins B-series/ISBe
Capacity varies
Length 9.4m, 10.2m & 10.8m
Width 2.5m
Height 3.0m

The Wright Cadet was a low floor midibus body built by British coachbuilder Wrightbus between 2000 and 2006, solely on the DAF/VDL SB120 chassis. It was sold via VDL dealer Arriva Bus & Coach. It sold in large numbers in London and with major operators in the UK and in mainland Europe, with some going to Arriva in The Netherlands.

Volvo Merit[edit]

An example of the largely identical Volvo Merit combination in use with Warrington Borough Transport.

The SB120/Cadet combination was also sold through Volvo Buses for a time following the withdrawal from sale of their own B6BLE chassis in 2002 without a direct replacement. Cadets sold through Volvo were marketed as the Volvo Merit, although they were identical to Cadets sold through Wrightbus.

See also[edit]

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