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BusCorp Oceania (BCO) is a specialist vehicle distribution and after sales organisation that is supported technically, financially and logistically by one of Australia’s largest automotive groups.

We are the official factory appointed distributor for the high tech Optare Bus range in Australia and New Zealand and our primary aim is to strengthen Optare’s representation and help expand the brand’s market reach on both sides of the Tasman.

Our headquarters is based in Melbourne with a network of service providers around Australia and New Zealand with established parts warehousing and distribution operation in both countries to ensure all Optare owners, old and new, have access to the most efficient and effective back up in the bus industry.

Optare has close to one hundred years of history and expertise in bus manufacturing growing out of the famous Leyland brand.

Optare buses are highly advanced and offer some significant advantages for operators thanks to the high technology weight saving monocoque construction, advanced electronics and low emission power options, and our sales and service staff are well trained and understand the products. The monocoque design can save as much as 1.5 tonnes over a traditional ladder chassis bus.

Optare’s line up of buses ranges from the entry level 25 seater 7.9 metre Solo midi model through the 9.9 metre Solo, the larger Tempo and the flagship Metrocity.

They use latest technology Mercedes Benz and Cummins turbo-diesel engines mated with Allison automatic transmissions while advanced pure electric (EV) powered versions are also available across the range.

Please contact us direct on 1300 038 888 for all AU sales and 0800 OPTARE (678 273) for all NZ sales or leave a message with us via the contact form below.

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Tempo

This low entry, heavy duty, multi-application bus features Optare's trademark fully integral frame. The Tempo delivers an exceptionally low unladen weight - ultimately reducing fuel consumption and operational costs.

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  • 12.5m length
  • Euro 5 Diesel, 6 cylinder Mercedes engine at 210 kW and 1120Nm of torque
  • Total capacity - 90
  • Low weight Integral structure

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Solo

The distinctive design of the Solo is a favourite with operators and passengers alike. This low access, lightweight vehicle is popular across both urban and interurban applications. The Solo seats up to 37 and has exceptional standing capacity.

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  • 7.9 - 9.9m length
  • SlimLine 2350mm or Standard 2500mm width
  • Euro 5, 4 cylinder Mercedes 115 kW and 600Nm of torque, 4 cylinder Cummins 137kW and 650Nm or 6 cylinder Cummins 150kW and 750Nm of torque
  • Euro 6 Diesel, Mercedes 115 kW and 600Nm, 130kW and 650Nm of torque
  • Full electric drive option
  • Low weight integral structure
  • Low carbon certification

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METROCITY

This low weight midi-bus renowned for its manoeuvrability and fuel efficiency has a seating capacity of up to 44 passengers. The Metrocity is an excellent vehicle for city and town environments.

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  • 10.1m - 11.5m length
  • Cummins ISBe Euro 5/6, six-cylinder turbo diesel with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) or Euro 6 Diesel, Mercedes 115 kW and 600Nm, 130kW and 650Nm of torque
  • Full electric drive option
  • Total capacity - 44
  • Low weight Integral structure
  • Low carbon certification

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