Optare confirms end of the road for Bonito

Optare has confirmed that it has discontinuedthe Bonito minibus. The 16-seat minibus, built by Netherlands manufacturer Plastisol from glassfibre reinforced polyester (GRP), was based on the Fiat Ducato Maxi van. It was launched in June 2012 and shown in the UK at Euro Bus Expo that year. Plastisol has pulled out of the agreement to build it, while Optare says it intends to focus on full-size buses.