Leyland-DAB is a 1979 to 1985 in Denmark produced articulated with underfloor - diesel engine in the front and steered trailer. The left-hand drive version of the Leyland DAB was the first modern articulated bus available in the UK . The British manufacturer Leyland Motors had been working with the Danish manufacturer Dansk Automobil Byggeri (DAB) since 1953 . DAB used Leyland parts in their own bus models. As a continental manufacturer, Leyland developed its own articulated bus model with DAB as an alternative to the Volvo model . The Leyland DAB was produced in two body styles.
The first models that appeared in 1979, used a Saurer 240-horsepower diesel engine and an automatic transmission from Allison , while the body on the Leyland National based. The axles and steering were also from Leyland. The models delivered from 1985 had all the technology from Leyland, the body was built by DAB. They were mostly used in Denmark. In 1985 SYPTE bought 13 copies for Great Britain.
With the privatization of the former British Leyland Motor Corporation , the bus division of Leyland was sold to Volvo, whereby the production of the Leyland DAB was discontinued in 1986.
- Picture of a Leyland-DAB Series VII articulated bus from Abildskaus Rutebiler in Aarhus, Denmark ( Memento of the original from May 9, 2003 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.