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Home / SBS Transit, Singapore (before GCM/BCM) / Scania K230UB (Euro IV, Gemilang) / SBS8033D 36

SBS8033D was the demonstrator unit received by SBS Transit for initial evaluation of the Scania K230UB for a major potential order of wheelchair accessible single-deck buses at that time. It is differentiated from the production units by its distinctive front design, the prototype purple interior scheme and fuel inlets that is placed on both sides of the bus. It did not have any seats (officially "adult and child seat", nicknamed as "granny seat") on the front wheel arch. Air-conditioning was supplied by Carrier-Sutrak, different from the production Euro IV K230UBs.

The K230UB uses the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) technology that does away the need for additives in exhaust treatment. This demonstrator unit was powered by the Scania DC9 Euro IV engine (8,867cc), and unlike its production counterparts was fitted with the ZF Ecomat 5HP502CN 5-speed automatic transmission. Bodied by Gemilang Coachworks of Malaysia (where similar units were delivered to RapidKL), it received Cool-Air EDS that was to become standard for the next 500 production Euro IV units.

In 2013, the original front exterior design of SBS8033D was replaced with a regular K230UB EEV front.