PREVOST Sainte-Clair, Quebec, Canada

Prevost Car

Prévost
Type Subsidiary
Industry Manufacturing
Founded 1924
Headquarters Sainte-Claire, Quebec, Canada
Products Coach Buses
Parent Volvo Group
Website Official website

1924 PREVOST 14

1924 Prevost

Prévost (pronounced pray-voh; the -st is silent) is a Quebec, Canada-based manufacturer of touring coaches and bus shells for high-end motorhomes and specialty conversions.

The company now owns Nova Bus and in turn is owned by Volvo Bus Corporation.

History

Place Eugène Prévost

 Place Eugène Prévost in Sainte-Claire
2005 Prevost H3-45 of Tai Pan ToursPrévost H3-45 of Tai Pan Tours

The company was first founded in 1924 by Eugène Prévost (1898–1965), a cabinet maker specializing in church pews and school furniture, who in 1924 was asked to build a custom bus body for a new REO truck chassis. Les Ateliers Prévost, as the company was then called, received several repeat orders. Between 1937 and 1939, Prévost Car’s first bus manufacturing plant was built. Initially the vehicles were built around a wooden frame. In 1945 this changed, and bodies were made of metal.

The company was acquired by Paul Normand in 1957. In 1969, two American businessmen formed a partnership with André Normand, then President of Prévost, to become the company’s owners. These three men, in turn, sold Prévost to Volvo Bus Corporation in 1995.

As of February 2007, the firm has 1,337 employees and operates six parts and service centres in North America.

The latest models saw the XLII thoroughly revised, with a longer wheelbase for more storage and a smoother ride. This, and other changes, marked the beginning of the new X3-45.

The flagship H3-45 received some further enhancements in 2006 with GPS and destination sign options. In addition, the new Delta sound system was developed to provide improved sound throughout the cabin.

For the new EPA 2007 Standards, Prévost now offers an innovative installation of the Diesel Particulate Filter and the Rooftop Diffuser for Increased Safety, Performance, Serviceability and Security. The standard Detroit Diesel has been uprated from 12.7 litres to 14 litres for the model year 2007.

For the 2008 model year, Prévost introduced a new Volvo D13 engine from their parent company as a replacement for the then-current Detroit Diesel Series 60 offering. The Volvo I-Shift semiautomatic transmission was introduced as an option to the Allison B500R transmission. A set of new interior colour schemes were developed for the 2008 model year to provide a modern feel. There are three “trim levels” ranging from fabric to leather and wood.

Beginning with 2011, the Prevost X3-45 is available in a transit configuration, with bi-fold doors instead of a sedan-type door. The New York City Transit Authority is the launch customer for this configuration. Previously, 20 transit-style buses in the LeMirage predecessor model had been built for GO Transit in the late 1990s.

Prévost is also the North American builder of the Volvo 9700 motorcoach.

Ground Force One

Main article: Ground Force One

Ground Force One is the nickname given to the modified X3-45 shells used by US President Barack Obama. The interiors were fitted out by Nashville, Tennessee-based Hemphill Brothers Coach Company and it is assumed that other features were added by the US Secret Service. A similar bus with a Prévost shell (when the model was known as the LeMirage XL-II) was used by then-President George W. Bush in the 2004 Presidential campaign.

Current products

2011 MTA New York City Bus Prevost X3-452011 New York City Transit Prévost X3-45

Passenger coaches:

2001 Prevost La Quebecoise 2001 Vantare Prevost H-345 (luxury coach, rv, motor home, coach) 2002 Prevost Articulated H5-60 2002 Prevost Car H5-60 Articulated Bus 2002 Prevost Prevost Vantare (H3-45) 2004 Prevost from Lamers 2004 Prevost XLII Custom Marathon Bus 2005 Prevost H3-45 from Kingdom Coach 2005 Prevost H3-45 of Tai Pan Tours 2005 Prevost H3-45, parked in BC, Canada 2005 Prevost 2006 Prevost 12 2006 Prevost launches the X3-45 2006 Prevost Marathon Bus 2007 Prevost from Excellence 2007 prevost liberty h3 45 elegant lady double slide 2007 Prevost 2008 prevost marathon-echo-1131-class-a-motorhome 2009 Millennium-2-3_HiRes_500x333 2009 Prevost Greyhound Prevost X3-45 2009 Prevost GREYHOUNDNORCAL 2009 The Oasis motorhome by Outlaw Coach is built out of a Prevost H3-45 2010 Prevost Coaches For Sale 2010 Prevost H-Series Motorcoach at Lévis Congress Center in Quebec 2010 Prevost H-Series Motorcoach featuring the new Facelift 2010 Prevost Liberty Coach 2010 Prevost X3-45 Motorcoach at Museum 2010 Prevost X3-45 Motorcoach 2010 Volvo 9700 Motorcoach a 2010 Volvo 9700 Motorcoach 2011 H3-45 Motorcoach 2011 Lamers 737 Prevost H3-45 2011 MTA New York City Bus Prevost X3-45 2011 Prevost logo le miragexlii 2012 Prevost Greyhound Lines 86025b 2012 Prevost logo h3-45vip 2012 Prevost X3-45 at UMA Expo 2012 Volvo 9700 Motorcoach ad-prevost_logo Greyhound logo Motor Coach Industries · Prevost Place Eugène Prévost Prevost BRI Calhoun St-CHS Prevost D70_37278 Prevost marathon 03 0 Prevost-logo

  • H-Series (H3-41 (41′ Feet), H3-45 (45′ Feet)) Intercity Coach
  • X-Series (X3-45, X3-45 Commuter Coach)
  • Volvo 9700 Inter-City Coach

Bus shells for conversion to motorhomes or private coaches:

  • H3-45 VIP
  • X3-45 VIP
  • LeMirage XLII Entertainer

Former products

1000px-Prevost Logo.svg 1924 PREVOST 14 1924-1ST Prevost Bus 1927 PREVOST 12 1928 Prevost 66440004 1929 Prevost 66440016 1932-69 Prevost (William A. Luke) Autobus A. Drolet Ltée Ancienne Lorette 1938 PREVOST REO 8 1939 Prevost Suburban 1958 Le Normand 1939 Prevost Suburban 1940 Prevost 67520037 1940 PREVOST Intercity 2-1 1941 Prevost 66440002 1945 Prevost 66440009 1945 Prevost Coach-J.H.-Fortier-in-Baie-Comeau 1946 Prevost 66440022 1946 Prevost 66440023 1947 Prevost 66440017 1947 Prevost CCBL 30 Winnipeg 1947 Prevost winnipeg-CCBL30 prevost2-luke 1947-64 Jasper Place Diamond Lines Prevost (William A. Luke) Diamond Bus Lines Ltd. 1947-71 isle dorleans-15prevost2-luke 1948 Prevost 66440014 1948 Prevost 67520034 1948 Prevost I-28 SILVERSIDE SPOORMANS SONY DSC 1949 Dodge PREVOST Stretch 6 1949 Prevost a 1950 Prevost 47 67520035 1950 Prevost 66440006 1950 Prevost 66440012 1950 Prevost 66440020 1950 Prevost 66440021 1950 Prevost 66440024 1950 Prevost 67520014 1950 Prevost a 1950 Prevost Citadin 1950 Prevost GCL 618 on Toronto Bus Terminal 1955 1950 Prevost Suburban 1950's Prevost 2 Diamond Lines 1951 Prevost 67520036 1951 Prevost Panoramique was powered by a 6 cyl Hercule 1951 Prevost Queen City Trailways 165 1951 Prevost-panoramique 1951 Prevost-Panoramique-10 1952 Antique Prevost Bus conversion 1952 Prevost Citadin a 1952 Prevost Citadin Stratford Transit 6820 - August 1975 - Kevin Nicol Photo 1952 Prevost Citadin 1952 Prevost highway coach 1952 Prevost PO 141-1094 Valleyfield City Transit (Canada) 1952 Prevost-Citadin-1952 1954 Prevost 66440019 1954 Prevost Coach IC 41 1961 Prevost GMC Bus Factory ž 1962 Prevost GMC Bus Factory 1962 Prevost Model 49-S Transit Bus 1964 Prevost Markel Decal 1965 Prevost Greyhound 743 enroute to Detroit 1966 Prevost Champion 1967 Silver Prevost Rv Conversion 1968 Prevost Prestige a 1968 prevost prestige 1973 Prevost Lishman-Bus 1974 Prevost Champion 1976 Prevost motor home conversion 1978 prevost 1979 Prevost TS-47 Prestiege 1980 prevost-logo 1981 Prevost LeMirage Gray Line 264 1983 Prevost 130 1983 Prevost Marathon XL 1983 Prevost 1986 Prevost Motorhome PrevostSunsetView 1987 Prevost le-mirage 1989 Prevost H560 1990 Prevost Ace of spades 1990 Prevost H5-60 articulated coach 1990 Prevost Liberty Classic XL-1 1992 Prevost H3 Transtario 1993 Prevost Mirage 1993 Prevost XL in Arizona 1995 Prevost Le Mirage XL 1995 Prevost Le Mirage 1996 Prevost Le Mirage XL-45 Capital Trailways of Pennsylvania NYC 1996-prevost-royal-coach-used-rv-for-sale-americanlisted 1997 Prevost X3-45 1998 Prevost Royale Non Slide Class

  • H5-60 articulated 79 passenger motorcoach manufactured from 1985 to late 1980s
  • H3-40 passenger coach first manufactured 1989
  • XLII (now known as the X3-45) sightseeing/passenger coach manufactured from 2000 to 2005
  • XL40 Le Mirage XL sightseeing/passenger coach
  • 50-PI-33 passenger coach
  • 19-S transit bus manufactured from 1961 to 1967
  • 33-S 33 to 37 passenger motorcoach manufactured in the 1960s
  • Champion 41 to 50 passenger intercity coach manufactured from 1967 to 1981
  • Marathon 47 to 53 passenger intercity motorcoach
  • Prestige 41 to 50 passenger sightseeing/passenger motor coach manufactured from 1968 to 1981
  • Panoramique 41 to 49 passenger intercity motorcoach manufactured from the 1960s
  • Le Normand intercity passenger coach manufactured from 1957 to 1960
  • Prévocar intercity motorcoach manufactured in 1953
  • Skycruiser motorcoach manufactured from 1948 to 1949
  • V48-S motorcoach first manufactured in 1965
  • Citadin 33 to 37 transit bus manufactured in the 1950s
  • 1924 motorbus
  • 1939 suburban motor coach
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