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Home / SBS Transit, Singapore (before GCM/BCM) / Volvo B10M (Mark III, Duple Metsec) 599

In 1992 Singapore Bus Services purchased 300 Volvo B10M-60 Mark III buses, registered SBS582M-SBS881A. All of them were fitted with the Volvo THD101GC engine (9,600cc), and received Duple Metsec bodyworks that were similar to its Mk II counterparts. With the exception of SBS876R and SBS877M (which were fitted with ZF 4HP500 4-speed automatic), all Mk III buses were fitted with the 3-speed Voith DIWA automatic transmission. With Fuji or Sutrak air-conditioning, these units were a major addition of air-conditioned buses to the existing fleet when first introduced.

When cross-border service 170 was converted to full air-con, a good number of them were assigned to it. This is the last bus model to feature double-sided metallic side destination plates that were square in shape, that bus captains could simply flip over at the terminus; subsequent models use a rectangular plastic sign or for a few selected routes place them at the front. By June 2012, the last of the Mk III buses reached the end of their statutory lifespan and were withdrawn from SBS Transit's fleet.