Bus 491 is a MAN A69 18.320 HOCL-NL/E5 with a Custom “CB60 Evo II” body, which entered service in December 2011.
It was the first of an additional order of 15 low-floor Euro V diesel MAN 18.320s for delivery between November 2011 and May 2012 (following on from Buses 390-463). It features several changes from the earlier batch of MANs including LED lights in the driver’s cabin, external CCTV cameras and Prima “EasySTOP” bus stop signal buttons; the ultrasonic bus stop buttons proved to be unreliable and were replaced with Teknoware wireless buttons which use a radio frequency signal.
Bus 491 included decals to denote it was the 75th Custom-bodied MAN delivered to ACTION. While it was the 75th diesel MAN A69/CB60, it is actually the 96th MAN chassis to be bodied by Custom/Custom Coaches for ACTION (not counting demonstrator and evaluation buses).
Between June 2017 and July 2018, Bus 491 had an all over advertising wrap promoting the Park & Ride / Bike & Ride / Park & Pedal initiatives of Transport Canberra.