IC Bus has started customer shipments of its first CE Series school buses with the Cummins ISB 6.7-liter engine. The first units were released this week 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,” says 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 company says. 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.
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.
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.