At 9.7m long, the Denning Phoenix Midi delivers big coach quality  and features in an economical smaller group transport solution.

This versatile vehicle is available in 45-seat school bus, 41-seat day charter and 37-seat touring coach configurations. Manufactured in Australia using locally supplied components, it can easily be further customised to fit specific needs.

The Denning name signifies proven quality, expertise and reliability. Our Midi is the only Australian-designed and built mid-sized coach in its class, ensuring it is uniquely equipped to handle our demanding local conditions.

Smart styling, engineering excellence and rugged dependability are  backed by expert local service and product support, making  the Denning Phoenix Midi a valuable fleet addition.


Length: 9.7m
Width: 2.5m
Height: 3.5m



Cummins ISBE5, 6.7l in-line 6 cylinder 225hp @ 2300 rpm (Other ratings subject to application) Complies with ADR80/03 (Equivalent to Euro 5)

Using SCR. (Selective Catalytic Reduction) to inject a water-based urea solution (DEF, AdBlue, etc) into the exhaust  (typically 4% to 8% of diesel consumption).


Allison T270R 6 speed Automatic 

Multi-stage Integral hydraulic retarder 

Ratios: 3.51, 1.91, 1.43, 1.00, 0.74, 0.64, reverse: 4.80

Electronic push button selector


Rear: Meritor with coach-quality gearing  

Ratio subject to application

Front: Meritor


Denning full airbag suspension

Matched torque rods (4 front, 4 rear) with common bushings Matched airbags (2 front, 4 rear)

Automatic (Mechanical valve) height control (1 front, 2 rear) Options: Full vehicle raising, kneeling to front


Dual circuit braking system with spring brakes to drive

Color-coded imperial size tubing

“American” valves for ease of service

Optional: Interlock to suit NSW RTA146

Steer: Meritor “Q Plus” air operated 161/2“x 6” drums

Drive: Meritor “Q Plus” air operated 161/2“x 7 “drums

Option: Interlock to suit NSW RTA146


7 x 275/70 R22.5 Radial

7 x 22.5 x 8.25” steel rims

Optional: Alcoa Dura-Bright aluminium rims


TRW TAS85 power steering, flange mounted pump

Height and rake adjustable column


200l, filler to O/S 


Radiator with aluminium charge air cooler mounted  to N/S of engine

Expansion tank fitted with sight glass for level checking

2 speed cooling fan to match cooling requirements in all conditions

Air Cleaner

Fleetguard 14” with safety element and restriction indicator


10 tonne hydraulic jack, wheel brace, bar, chocks and triangles


Charging connection to front

Knorr Air Drier: “Festo” valves on auxiliary systems


Batteries: 4 x 12V

Alternator: Prestolite 140A Brushless

Gauges: Speedo, tacho, dual air, eng temp, oil pressure, voltmeter, fuel, transmission oil temp

Warn Lights: Low air, low water, alt, oil press, eng temp, check eng, stop eng, check trans, trans temp

External Lighting: LED where possible


Windscreen: Bonded 2-piece curved laminated 

Windows: Bonded laminated with double-dark tint  

Hoppers optional

Driver’s Window: Fixed with porthole

Panelling: Fiberglass to roof, front and rear 

Aluminium panels and frames below floor level

Paint: PPG

LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT: To 5.6m3 with up to 4 doors


Floor Covering: Heavy duty vinyl. Carpet optional

Walls & Ceiling: Vinyl-look fiberglass. Cloth optional

Front & Rear: Vinyl. Cloth optional


Driver: Fully adjustable seat with 3-point belt

Passenger: 37 Generously spaced seats with full recline, or

41 Limited recline seats, or

45 Fixed seats

Options on request


Thermo King X700 roof-mounted heat/cool (others by request) Individual passenger vents optional

Heavy duty driver’s heater/demister


Radio / CD / DVD / PA options available

23” LCD Monitor to front optional

Reversing camera optional