IC Bus Shows Off Latest Products at BusCon 2009
HC Series Bronze Bus Makes Debut, Helps Expand Innovative Product Line-up
CHICAGO, Ill. – IC Bus is poised to make a big impression this year at the 2009 BusCon: America’s Convention for Buses — one of the largest and most extensive industry trade shows.
BusCon participants will get a firsthand look at a number of innovative new products from IC Bus, from a 40-foot concept motorcoach to a comprehensive line-up of energy efficient hybrid buses.
“We’ve got some great products to showcase and are excited to offer one of the best product portfolios in the industry,” said John McKinney, president, IC Bus.
IC Bus HC Series Platinum Hybrid, HC Series Bronze Sure to Turn Heads
Adding to its world-class product line-up, the IC Bus™ HC Series family of vehicles will be on display. Along with a fully operational IC Bus HC Series Platinum Hybrid, an IC Bus HC Series Bronze will make its first public appearance. The HC Series Bronze commercial bus, a first from IC Bus, will provide an excellent solution for small transit operators. It is lightweight, durable and reliable, and operational costs are minimized by its hydraulic brakes, which eliminate the need for operators to have CDL (Commercial Drivers License) air brake certification. Its 19.5 inch wheels enable easy maneuverability and a tight turning radius.
Joining the HC Series Bronze, a one-of-a-kind IC Bus HC Series Platinum Hybrid is also on display. Owned by Pontarelli’s Chicago Limousine Service and wrapped with Chicago’s 2016 Olympics bid candidate city iconography, this bus celebrates the HC Series Platinum bus that was used back in the spring to provide transportation to members of the International Olympic Committee as they toured the planned sites and facilities should Chicago be awarded the 2016 Olympic games. The seats of the hybrid tour bus are top-of-the-line. A stitched cover with the IC Bus logo, accentuating the high-end interior of the HC Series Platinum, complements each seat. It’s a super-premium vehicle with five LCD video screens suspended from the ceiling and an ASA audio system.
Beyond its line-up of buses, IC Bus is also touting its own 2010 emissions technology with 2010 Advanced Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) MaxxForce 7 engine. In addition, IC Bus will also display its IC Air HVAC unit.
IC Bus 40-foot Concept Coach
The all-new 2010 IC Bus 40-foot Concept Coach is on hand for BusCon attendees to experience. Incorporating superior aerodynamics with a powerful engine, this motorcoach is destined to become the best-in-class performer for tours and regional travel. Powered by the 2010-compliant MaxxForce® DT wet-sleeve engine, capable of 285 hp and 800 lb-ft peak torque, the 40-foot Concept Coach will achieve exceptional fuel economy while turning heads.
The 40-foot Concept Coach has a variety of premium features, including non-slip Altro flooring, which ensures solid footing even when wet and is the option used in many hospital emergency rooms. The Concept Coach will also include aerodynamic mirrors, factory-engineered and installed IC Air , dual-side heating, stadium seating and a state of the art ASA audio/video system. Other luxury features include its two-tone leather seats, wireless internet, dining stations and tables and a slightly larger than average lavatory.
About IC Bus
IC Bus, LLC of Warrenville, Ill., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navistar, Inc. (NYSE: NAV). The nation’s largest integrated manufacturer of school buses, IC Bus is a global leader in passenger protection, chassis design, engines and ergonomics. The company is also a producer of commercial buses. All IC Bus™ buses are sold, serviced and supported through a renowned dealer network that offers an integrated customer program encompassing parts, training and service. Additional information is available at www.icbus.com.
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