LISLE, Ill., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IC Bus announced today that it has started customer shipments of its first CE Series school buses with the Cummins ISB 6.7-liter engine. The first units were released today from the company's Tulsa, Okla., assembly plant.
"Adding the Cummins ISB as an offering on our CE Series buses was intended to provide us with a new opportunity for growth and we are excited to already see results reflected in the first two months of orders," said John McKinney, president, Navistar global bus. "Customers now have access to the broadest selection of mid-range diesel engines in the industry and we are encouraged by the long-term market potential for the CE Series."
IC Bus CE Series buses are available with the MaxxForce® 7, MaxxForce DT and the Cummins ISB 6.7-liter engines. To date, IC Bus has received more than 2,000 orders for CE Series buses with the Cummins ISB engine.
The CE Series school bus was designed based on the needs of customers—focusing on passenger safety, driver comfort, vehicle durability and serviceability. The driver cockpit incorporates feedback and measurements from more than 1,500 school bus drivers to ensure the bus offers optimum ergonomics, easy-reach features and maximum comfort while driving.
Built with more safety features than any other school bus on the market, the CE Series school bus offers the widest entry doors in the industry at 32 inches. It also comes standard with a Leave No Student Behind® alarm system that requires drivers to disable an alarm at the rear of the bus before exiting, ensuring no student is overlooked.
IC Bus CE Series school buses are built with 16-gauge steel side rails and an 18,500-lb rear steel spring suspension standard, offering customers durability and one of the longest-lasting buses on the road today. And, when service is required, the bus's Easy-tilt® three-piece hood and exterior electrical panel makes maintenance trips quicker and easier—increasing vehicle uptime.
The IC Bus dealer network includes more than 290 dealers across the U.S. and Canada. In addition, IC Bus customers can leverage the International® Truck dealer network for service and support throughout the product lifecycle.
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce® brand diesel engines, and IC Bus™ brand school and commercial buses. An affiliate also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com.
SOURCE Navistar International Corporation
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