Wright Cadet

The Wright Cadet was a low floor midibus body built on the DAF/VDL SB120 chassis by Wrightbus between 2000 and 2006. It was sold via VDL dealer Arriva Bus & Coach. Of the 681 produced, 366 were for Arriva subsidiaries including eight for its Netherlands subsidiary. Bus Éireann purchased 35.[1]

Wright Cadet
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Arriva North West Wright Cadet bodied DAF SB120 in Liverpool in May 2013
Production2000 - 2006
AssemblyBallymena, Northern Ireland
Body and chassis
Doors1 or 2
Floor typeLow floor
ChassisDAF/VDL SB120
EngineCummins B-series/ISBe
Length9.4m, 10.2m & 10.8m
PredecessorWright Crusader

Volvo MeritEdit

The SB120/Cadet combination was also sold through Volvo Buses for a time following the withdrawal from sale of its 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.


  1. ^ Wright Cadet / Merit Bus Lists on the Web

External linksEdit

  Media related to Wright Cadet at Wikimedia Commons

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