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Home / SBS Transit, Singapore (before GCM/BCM) / Volvo Olympian 3-Axle / Batch 1 471

The Volvo Olympian is the direct successor to the popular Leyland Olympian, after the company was acquired by Volvo. While from exterior it seems to be a mere badge change, the engine was switched to a Volvo TD102KF (9,603cc), and more notably the dashboard and its internal components was standardized along with other Volvo models.

Then-Singapore Bus Services purchased first batch of 201 Olympians, fitted with Walter Alexander Royale bodywork. The first of these units entered service in 1994, and were registered SBS9200G to SBS9400X. As with the Leyland Olympians, they had a similar interior scheme, were fitted with 4-speed ZF 4HP 500 automatic transmission and air-conditioning supplied from Sutrak.