After Kowloon Motor Bus ("KMB") introduced an experimental air-conditioned Leyland Olympian (AL1) in 1988, 149 more buses of the same type were purchased during 1990-93.
AL2-21 represent the first batch. First few buses of this batch were first registered in October 1990 and started their service on Route 2. Unlike those on AL1, windows of these production type of air-conditioned Olympians are fixed. Besides, the livery was a bit modified to make them easier to be recognised as air-conditioned buses.
These 20 buses were followed by more batches. They are very similar in terms of their appearances and specifications. However, in the last batch of 15, AL136-150, the frontal design was modified quite significantly. The lower-deck windscreen is deeper than that of the earlier examples. This design was finally applied on their successors, the Volvo Olympians.
Two out of the 149 Olympians, AL27 and AL118, were re-built with the "deep windscreen" version of bodies due to the original bodies were burnt in fire.
Production of Leyland Olympians came to an end in 1993 and "Leyland" Olympian was subsequently replaced by "Volvo" Olympian.
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