Thursday, November 15, 2018
We round out our vehicle showcases (OEM sedans in March 2018; shuttle buses in May 2018) with the largest and newest members of our fleet: coach buses. We reached out to the leading motorcoach manufacturers for this side-by-side, unbiased comparison guide (with the exception of “Special Features,” which was provided by the manufacturer) of the latest coach offerings to the industry. Note: These buses are confirmed to be available within the United States; other models may be available depending on country.

How to Use This Guide
As always, we caution that this guide is just a starting point, and all information is based on specs provided by the manufacturer. Motorcoaches are somewhat customizable (although a bit less so than smaller, shuttle-type buses) with different floorplans, so we've listed a range under “Seating ­Capacity.” All of these manufacturers understand the nature of our industry and will work with operators to produce the best and most accessible coach for your service needs. We have chosen to exclude features such as warranty and price because of the extreme variance based on customization.

18 Motorcoach ShowcaseCHTC
chtcbusgroup.com

HT-45
Seating Capacity 56 (with lavatory)
Chassis Custom load-supporting steel Chassis
Engine Cummins ISX 12 425HP
GVWR (lbs.) 54,000
Fuel Options Diesel
Length/Width/Height 45'6"/102"/12'4"
Wheelbase 288"
Luggage Space Overhead with 430 cubic feet underfloor
Power Outlets at Seats USB ports for every seat
Special Features Individually adjustable AC, individual headsets,flip down 17" widescreen monitors, scenic view camera

18 Motorcoach Showcase HT-35
Seating Capacity 40 (with lavatory)
Chassis Custom load-supporting steel Chassis
Engines Cummins ISL 345HP (2018 and earlier); Cummins L9 350HP (2019)
GVWR (lbs.) 37,800
Fuel Options Diesel
Length/Width/Height 35'/102"/12'3"
Wheelbase 218"
Luggage Space Overhead with 212 cubic feet underfloor
Power Outlets at Seats USB ports for every seat
Special Features Individually adjustable AC, individual headsets, flip down 17" widescreen ­monitors, scenic view camera

18 Motorcoach Showcase Irizar USA
irizar.com/usa

i6
Seating Capacity Up to 56 (custom arrangements available)
Chassis Integral monocoque design in stainless steel
Engine Cummins ISX Engine paired with Allison B500 Transmission
GVWR (lbs.) 54,000
Fuel Options Diesel
Length/Width/Height 45'/102"/12'3" (standard) or 12'11" (SuperCargo)
Wheelbase 311.2"
Luggage Space Overhead (enclosed optional) with 476 cubic feet (standard) or 620 cubic feet (SuperCargo) underfloor
Power Outlets at Seats 110V outlets and USB ports (standard)
Special Features Standard: Easy open drive/tag axle fenders, Irizar seating exceeds both FMVSS207 and FMVSS210 requirements, lane departure warning system, ECAS/ABS/ASR; Optional: Irizar subsidiary Datik exclusive driver fatigue warning system

18 Motorcoach Showcase MCI
mcicoach.com

J4500
Seating Capacity Up to 60
Chassis Semi-monocoque construction, full stainless steel frame
Engine Cummins ISX 12L (425HP with Engine brake); optional Detroit Diesel DD 13 (410 or 450HP with Engine brake)
GVWR (lbs.) 54,000
Fuel Options Clean-diesel and available in battery-electric for 2020 delivery
Length/Width/Height 45.58'/102"/140.75"
Wheelbase 315"
Luggage Space Overhead (enclosed optional) with 573 cubic feet underfloor
Power Outlets at Seats Optional
Special Features Styled by BMW Groups Designworks for “wow” factor with unmatched passenger appeal inside and out and built for long-term value; tight turning radius of 40'11"; can be customized with leather seating, variable LED interior color lighting, and more

18 Motorcoach Showcase Prevost
prevostcar.com

H3-45
Seating Capacity Up to 56
Chassis Integrated frame
Engine Volvo D13
GVWR (lbs.) 53,000
Fuel Options Diesel
Length/Width/Height 45'/102"/146.25"
Wheelbase 314"
Luggage Space Overhead with 460 cubic feet underfloor
Power Outlets at Seats 110V outlets and USB ports
Special Features Innovative and fully-integrated electric cooling system; fans offer a progressive speed that is adjusted on demand from the Engine cooling system; batteries automatically recharge during times when Engine demand is low

18 Motorcoach Showcase Volvo 9700
Seating Capacity Up to 56
Chassis Integrated frame
Engine Volvo D13
GVWR (lbs.) 49,400
Fuel Options Diesel
Length/Width/Height 45'/102"/12'1"
Wheelbase 259"
Luggage Space Overhead with 400 cubic feet underfloor
Power Outlets at Seats 110V outlets and USB ports
Special Features Advanced systems for driver assistance, high-efficiency brakes, seat belts, and world-class protective structures are standard Volvo safety features


18 Motorcoach Showcase Setra
setra-coaches.comrevgroup.com

TopClass 417
Seating Capacity Up to 60 (56 is standard)
Chassis Setra monocoque construction
Engine Mercedes-Benz OM 471 GHG 17 with Allison B500R transmission (450HP)
GVWR (lbs.) 50,534
Fuel Options Diesel
Length/Width/Height 45'/102"/12'
Wheelbase 288"
Luggage Space Overhead and underfloor
Power Outlets at Seats 110V outlets and USB ports with 3500W inverter
Special Features German Engineering brings the finest quality of finished product to the U.S. market with rain-sensing automatic wipers, light-sensing automatic headlights, 40' turning radius, front collision guard, and comprehensive safety testing and validation processes—including computer simulations and crash-tests under real-life conditions—at Daimler

18 Motorcoach Showcase ComfortClass 407
Seating Capacity Up to 60 (56 is standard)
Chassis Setra monocoque construction
Engine Mercedes-Benz OM 471 GHG 17 with Allison WTB 500R transmission (450HP)
GVWR (lbs.) 50,534
Fuel Options Diesel
Length/Width/Height 45'/102"/12'
Wheelbase 288"
Luggage Space Overhead and underfloor
Power Outlets at Seats 110V outlets and USB ports with 3500W inverter
Special Features Energy-absorbing safety bumpers (front/rear); lower mounted heated rearview mirrors; electronic stability program; tire monitoring system; fire detection and suppression systems (Engine compartment and preheater); Saucon TDS tracking system module (requires subscription); Saucon monitoring service (requires subscription)

18 Motorcoach Showcase Temsa
temsa.com

TS 30
Seating Capacity Up to 34 (with lavatory)
Chassis Monocoque structure in stainless steel
Engine Cummins ISB 6.7 250HP
GVWR (lbs.) 27,980
Fuel Options Diesel
Length/Width/Height 30'/94.64"/10'10"
Wheelbase 181"
Luggage Space Overhead with 141 cubic feet underfloor
Power Outlets at Seats NA
Special Features Reclining seats; tough stainless steel structure for extra durability and safety; optional wood-grain floors and leather seats

18 Motorcoach Showcase TS 35E
Seating Capacity Up to 40 (with lavatory)
Chassis Monocoque structure in stainless steel
Engine Cummins ISL9 350HP
GVWR (lbs.) 37,448
Fuel Options Diesel
Length/Width/Height 35'/100"/11'6"
Wheelbase 218.1"
Luggage Space Overhead with 215 cubic feet underfloor
Power Outlets at Seats NA
Special Features Reclining seats; tough stainless steel structure for extra durability and safety; optional wood-grain floors and leather seats


18 Motorcoach Showcase TS 45
Seating Capacity Up to 56 (with lavatory)
Chassis Monocoque structure in stainless steel
Engine Cummins ISX 12 425HP
GVWR (lbs.) 51,500
Fuel Options Diesel
Length/Width/Height 45'/102"/11'6"
Wheelbase 310.8"
Luggage Space Overhead with 460 cubic feet underfloor
Power Outlets at Seats 12V plug
Special Features Parking sensor on rear bumper; tough stainless steel structure for extra durability and safety; optional wood-grain floors and leather seats; energy-absorbing front/rear bumper


18 Motorcoach Showcase Van Hool Sold in the U.S. by ABC Companies
abc-companies.com

CX35
Seating Capacity 38-40
Chassis Integrated frame
Engine Cummins L9 (350HP)
GVWR (lbs.) 41,900
Fuel Options Diesel
Length/Width/Height 35'/102"/11'6"
Wheelbase 224"
Luggage Space Overhead with 281 cubic feet underfloor
Power Outlets at Seats 110V tamper-resistant AC receptacles, with or without USB (optional)
Special Features Rollover in accordance with UN/ECE-Reg. No.66; modified parcel racks

TX
Seating Capacity 48-56
Chassis Integrated frame
Engine Detroit Diesel DD13 (450HP) or Cummins ISX 12.0 (425HP)
GVWR (lbs.) 50,700 (40’)/54,000 (45’)
Fuel Options Diesel
Length/Width/Height 40’-45’/102”/12’2”
Wheelbase 235” (40’)/294” (45’)
Luggage Space Overhead with 384 cubic feet (40’) and 464 cubic feet underfloor
Power Outlets at Seats 110V tamper-resistant AC receptacles, with or without USB (optional)
Special Features Rollover in accordance with UN/ECE-Reg. No.66; modified parcel racks

CX45
Seating Capacity 56-60
Chassis Integrated frame
Engine Detroit Diesel DD13 (450HP) or Cummins ISX 12.0 (425HP)
GVWR (lbs.) 54,000
Fuel Options Diesel
Length/Width/Height 45’/102”/11’6”
Wheelbase 304”
Luggage Space Overhead with 440 cubic feet underfloor
Power Outlets at Seats 110V tamper-resistant AC receptacles, with or without USB (optional)
Special Features Rollover in accordance with UN/ECE-Reg. No.66; modified parcel racks

TDX
Seating Capacity Up to 81
Chassis Integrated frame
Engine Cummins ISX 12.0 (425HP)
GVWR (lbs.) 62,000
Fuel Options Diesel
Length/Width/Height 44'5"/102"/13'1"
Wheelbase 250"
Luggage Space 279 cubic feet underfloor
Power Outlets at Seats 110V tamper-resistant AC receptacles, with or without USB (optional)
Special Features Rollover in accordance with UN/ECE-Reg. No.66; available overhead parcel racks in upper and lower decks


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