Prevost Signs Agreement with Greyhound for 90 X3-45 Motorcoaches
Sainte-Claire, QC, – The relationship between Greyhound and Prevost, which began in 2007, continues with the signing of a new order for ninety (90) Prevost X3-45 motorcoaches. The coaches have been designed by Prevost to meet tough standards set by Greyhound’s commitment to customer satisfaction.
Gaetan Bolduc, Prevost President and CEO, said, “Prevost is proud to once again supply high quality coaches which realize the criteria established by Greyhound and its passengers. Taking into consideration the safety of passengers and drivers across North America, Prevost and Greyhound have worked together to set the highest standards for our industry.”
The 90 X3-45 coaches are equipped with features which advance Prevost’s commitment to safety. Prevost AWARE is an innovative safety feature which includes Adaptive Cruise Braking, Following Distance Alert and Stationary Object Alert, providing timely information to the driver and encouraging good driving habits. Other Prevost safety features include the Prevost Electronic Stability Program, the Beru Tire Pressure Monitoring System and the Automatic Fire Suppression System. The coaches also boast dual 1800 watt inverters powering 110 volt outlets and Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the coach cabin for each passenger. Other highlights include an Aesys electronic destination sign and Prevost’s exclusive Swap & Plug wheelchair lift. In addition, the coaches will provide a clean, fuel-efficient drive train, showcasing the Volvo D13 engine which surpasses EPA emissions standards.
“We have been pleased with the Prevost X3-45 coaches, which have been used in both our Greyhound Express and BoltBus services,” said Dave Leach, president and CEO, Greyhound Lines, Inc. “Our customers like the comfortable ride and modern amenities, and we’re focused on the latest safety features, all of which are in a quality product that Prevost delivers for our fleet.”
Delivery of the X3-45 coaches is scheduled to begin in May 2013 and be completed in April 2014.
Greyhound is the largest North American provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 3,800 destinations across the continent. The company also provides Greyhound Package Express (GPX) and charter services. For fare and schedule information and to buy tickets call 1-800-231-2222 or visit the website at www.greyhound.com.
Prevost is a leading manufacturer of premium intercity touring coaches and the world leader in the production of conversion coaches for high-end motorhome and specialty conversion. As part of the Volvo Group, it has access to the financial strength, research capability, and manufacturing expertise of the group. The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy-duty diesel engines. Prevost has its main manufacturing facilities in Sainte-Claire, Quebec, Canada and has nine Parts and Service Centers located in the United States and Canada. www.prevostcar.com
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