The Hyundai FB
: 현대 에프비, 현대FB) is a range of front engine
bus built by Hyundai Motor Company
They are commonly referred to as "FB" spelling in your Front engine Bus
In Japan, Asia-Pacific, Mid-East, Africa, South America, its principal competitors are Asia AM907
, Daewoo BF101/BF105
The FB bus and coach chassis evolved from designs by the Hyundai Motor Company
's Thames commercial vehicle subsidiary. The engine was mounted at the front of the vehicle, ahead of the front-wheel-driven front and rear axles
The original Hyundai FB485 and FB500 models later became the benchmark vehicles for a program of constant revision. New models were developed to replace the FB485 and FB500 in 1986, using the same front engine system. The floor height of the new vehicles was lowered, with the supercharged diesel engine
tilted over to one side to accommodate this.
The FB designs were popular with South Korean
bus companies in the 1980s, as considerable financial assistance was available to operators for fleet renewal. However, following the election of a more Conservative
government in 1988 and the beginning of recession, demand for new buses declined rapidly and production of the FB range was halted.
Only a small number now remain in passenger use in South Korea, but many have been adapted for private use as tour buses
and stock car transporters
- FB 485: Economy Bus of urban & suburban bus
- FB 500: Economy & City Bus of urban &......