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
Predecessor Wright Crusader

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

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

BSicon BUS.svg Buses portal

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