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MCI Ready To Showcase New 35-Foot Coach

Posted on July 2, 2018
The new MCI J3500 will carry 40-44 passengers and appeal to a mid-sized motorcoach client niche. (photo: MCI)
The new MCI J3500 will carry 40-44 passengers and appeal to a mid-sized motorcoach client niche. (photo: MCI)

DES PLAINES, ILL -- MCI this month is bringing its largest product line ever to the MCI Reliability Rallies throughout the U.S. and Canada this summer.  The rallies, to be held at all MCI Sales and Service locations, will include the following events:
 
• It’s the first chance to test drive the 35-foot version of the industry’s best selling J4500 – featuring the favored J-coach luxury in a smaller size with an added bonus of seating for up to 44 passengers, best-in-class payload, and parts commonality with the reliability leader.
• A first look at the 2019 MCI J4500 unveils a swing radiator and e-Fan (electric cooling fan) system, plus next-generation Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) innovations only from MCI that follow the enhanced interior updates to the 2018 J4500.
• The all-accessible MCI D45 CRT LE, unveiled last fall, has made news for its revolutionary low-entry and vestibule seating that cut dwell times and boosted passenger accessibility with successful test runs where 93% of riders approved of the next-generation D-Series design.
• New Flyer and ARBOC buses. In late 2017, MCI parent NFI Group purchased ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, a pioneer and North American leader in low-floor, body-on-chassis “cutaway” buses. See models from this productive partnership.
NFI Parts: During the past two years, MCI has strengthened and grown its parts offerings through New Flyer and representatives will be ready to answer questions onsite.
• Experience an MCI Academy educational session on how to increase shop efficiency. It is the industry’s only program to win accreditation by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), representing the standard in technical training tailored to the specific needs of the motorcoach industry.
• Attendees will also hear about MCI’s development of all electric coaches.

“We look forward to our Reliability Rally open houses over the summer because it’s the best time of the year to get together with customers, hear their needs, and show them what we’ve been working on,” said Patricia Ziska, MCI's VP of New Coach Sales. “But there’s never been a bigger Reliability Rally year than 2018 thanks to the sheer range of MCI and partner products and supplier services on display as we celebrate our coach-building anniversary. We’re inviting our customers to bring their staff, mechanics, drivers, and family members. The event schedule includes something for everyone to enjoy.”

Every Reliability Rally arrives with special discounts on pre-owned coaches, parts, and service. The events will also include food, music, and prize drawings.

MCI J3500 Rally Dates And Locations

Tuesday, July 10, Winter Garden, FL; Thursday, July 19, Blackwood, NJ; Tuesday, July 24, Des Plaines, IL; Monday, August 6, Hayward, CA; Tuesday, August 14, Los Alamitos, CA; Thursday, Montreal, Canada; and Thursday, September 13, Dallas.

Details and registration: www.mcicoach.com/rally.

Related article: MCI Taking Orders For First Electric Coach

Related Topics: bus manufacturers, buses, MCI, motorcoach operators, motorcoaches, new vehicles, OEMs

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