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MCV
Type Private (?)
Predecessor Marshall Bus
Founded 2002
Headquarters Ely, England
Products Bus bodies
Parent Manufacturing Commercial Vehicles (MCV) Group
Website www.mcv-eg.com
An MCV Evolution owned by Veolia in a livery for the University of Nottingham.
A new Evolution owned by Countryliner, at the 2007 Cobham bus rally
Offside view of an Evolution

MCV is a British manufacturer of bus bodies founded in late 2002 after buying the assets of defunct bus builder Marshall Bus who closed down in the summer of that year. It is a subsidiary of Manufacturing Commercial Vehicles Group of Egypt[1].

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Early days

MCV started production with a batch of 5 Dennis Darts for Warrington Borough Transport and were built to the Capital design. However at this time TransBus (who produced the Dart and other Dennis products) didn't want any other bodybuilders for the chassis as they were to sell them as complete TransBus products (i.e. Darts with Pointer bodies etc.), so these remained a one off. MCV looked at a few other chassis to body before deciding they would body on the MAN 14.220, the bodywork for this was based on the Capital design, but with a new front end, and being adapted to work with this heavy duty chassis, it was renamed the Stirling and was launched in 2003. It was later added to the shorter 12.220.

Evolution

In late 2004, MCV unveiled the Evolution.

Ego

The Ego was launched in November 2006.

Possible new products

At the Coach and Bus 2004 show, MCV had also expressed some interest in bodying the then forthcoming new MAN A48 (ND243F) double decker, which was available with East Lancs Kinetec+ bodywork, however this never came to anything. MCV still has an interest in producing double deckers and is to build a new design on the Volvo B9TL double decker chassis which will go on demonstration for Go-Ahead London during 2010.

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