Video Review: Bluebird Orion Plus


Steve Skinner tests out the Bluebird Orion Plus, a low-floor minibus with Fiat roots.

Steve Skinner takes the Bluebird Orion Plus on a test drive around the south east suburbs of Melbourne. The drivers cab and drivetrain of the Orion Plus is based on the Fiat Ducato, with a body added by the British coach builder Bluebird. The Orion Plus has a great little engine, and a responsive 6-speed transmission.

The Orion Plus also features a generous 24 seats, though as Steve discovers, this does introduce some design flaws.

Specifications 

MAKE/MODEL: Bluebird Orion Plus
ENGINE: 3-litre Fiat Ducato
TRANSMISSION: Fiat 6-speed AMT
GVM: 5.5 tonnes
CAPACITY: 24 seats, 4 wheelchairs
AIR-CONDITIONING: Spheros

See the the April Issue of ABC for the full review, and be sure to secure your copy here. 

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