Auckland Regional Council was ready some bigger buses to take more loads on peak times so ARA decides to order 21 MAN SG series simlair series to there SL200 Series with bigger seating layout for bigger loads on peak times. ARA 2001 was first to built with Mid Engine mount to they decide to rear ened from weight problems.
Theses buses were also designed for Commwealth Games in New Zealand to take people around Auckland to the sporting events for the games.
SG230 Series have slimliar deisgned to the previous model to the Hawke Designed MAN SL200 standard City bus configuration with trailer at the rear end.
Today some SG230's still in Auckland with new colours from NZbus with Metrolink,Go West, and North Star and couple in Weka Pacific and most now being scrapped for aged expired bus.