富豪超級奧林比安 Volvo Super Olympian
首批短超豪已經到達退休之齡，當中ASV2 (JX6859)，5 (JX9924)及9 (JY2958)分別因機件問題及交通意外，於二零一八年八月及十月提早退役，至於仍然服役的首批短超豪巴士，將於二零一九年第一季開始退役。目前，超級奧林比安十點六米主要行走於2D，7B，10，13M，14B，15A，34，34M，64K，73A，81K，91M，94，95M，216M，269M及296M等路線。
After Dennis had introduced the low-floor design Trident successfully, Volvo then developed a new bus model to replace the popular Olympian so as to continue it leading role in the bus market. In 1998, Volvo announced that a newly designed low floor bus model, Super Olympian was introduced, although the design of this model has distinct differences between the Olympian. It may be believed that Volvo hoped the name of Olympian can help to gain the order from operators which loyal to the Olympian.
KMB first released 61 (including the prototype) Super Olympian 12m in Sep., 1999 and KMB ordered first batch of 49 Super Olympian 10.6m together with the 12m variants in 2001. The differences between the Baby Super Olympian and the 12m version not only in the length, but also the design and the origin of the chassis. The radiator of the Baby Super Olympian was relocated to the front of the second axle and all of them were made in Poland. All Baby Super Olympian fitted with ALX500 bodyworks supplied from Walter Alexander as their 12m brothers and they were the first batch short version super low floor bus fitted with Alexander bodywork in KMB.
All Baby Super Olympians completed their body assembly at the Tuen Mun Plant and were entered service between Feb. and May, 2002. KMB mainly deployed them on routes like 64K and 265M serving Yuen Long and Tin Shui Wai. After the introduction of second batch of 10.6m Dennis Trident, most of the Baby Super Olympian then transferred to urban area routes such as 29M and 234X.
At the mid of 2002, a Baby Super Olympian which used as demonstrator was purchased by KMB. This may not only the first Baby Super Olympian in the world, but also the very first Super Olympian to be made. This Super Olympian demonstrator was entered service in Nov., 2002 and used to serve route 2C, 34 and 264M. It was then stationed at Sha Tin depot and as schedule bus of route 289K before become as reserve bus as present.
KMB placed a further order of 50 Baby Super Olympian complied with Euro 3 emission standard. 24 of them were entered service in the first quarter of 2003 while the remaining were entered service in the third quarter of 2004.
ASV2 (JX6859), 5 (JX9924) and 9 (JY2958) was withdrawn in Aug, and Oct., 2018 due to mechanical failure and damaged in traffic accident, while the first batch of Bay Super Olympian reached the end of their useful service life in early 2019. Baby Super Olympian presently serving on routes like 2D,7B, 10, 13M, 14B, 15A, 34, 34M, 64K, 73A, 81K, 91M, 94, 95M, 216M, 269M and 296M etc..
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