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Home / SBS Transit, Singapore (before GCM/BCM) / Volvo B9TL (Euro V, Wright Eclipse Gemini 2) / Batch 1 466

Already popular in Hong Kong and London, SBS Transit placed an initial order of 150 Euro V B9TLs as parts of its fleet expansion and renewal. The bodywork was the second generation Wright Eclipse Gemini II that was supplied by Wrightbus of Ballymena, Northern Ireland. However, unlike other orders the kits were delivered in CKD (complete knock-down) form and then assembled by SBS Transit's technical counterpart, ComfortDelgro Engineering. Batch One production units were registered SBS7501B to SBS7686B (excluding demonstrator SBS7500D).

First introduced in late 2010, these buses were powered by the Volvo D9B310 EC06B engine (9,364cc) which is Euro V compliant with the use of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology, requiring the use of Adblue. Batch One Wrights were fitted with the 6-speed ZF EcoLife 6AP 1403B automatic transmission. Air-conditioning was supplied by Eberspächer Sütrak, and its R488 model was a custom product designed to meet SBS Transit's requirements. Each bus was fitted with Hanover Displays EDS.