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Prevost On Finishing Stretch Toward Century Mark

Staff/News Reports
Posted on August 9, 2019

Visitors to the Prevost 95th anniversary celebration in June check out a 1952 Prevost Citadin antique bus. (Photos: Prevost)

Visitors to the Prevost 95th anniversary celebration in June check out a 1952 Prevost Citadin antique bus. (Photos: Prevost)

SAINTE CLAIRE, Quebec — The 95th anniversary of Prevost was commemorated in Sainte-Claire in June with a celebration that included food, live music and other entertainment, coaches to explore and tours of the Prevost manufacturing plant.   

Founded in Quebec in 1924 by cabinet and wooden bus builder, Eugene Prevost, the company is the oldest coach manufacturer in North America.

Scores of special guests including past and present employees, government officials and people from the community attended.  The extensive vehicle display at the celebration featured current Prevost model coaches — including the newly redesigned X3-45, a converted motorhome and a corporate coach as well as a mobile service van and a beautiful 1952 Prevost Citadin antique bus restored by the Heritage Society of Sainte-Claire. 

Prevost displayed its latest line-up of sleek, fully equipped luxury motorcoaches fit for limo-style service, including the new X3-45.

Prevost displayed its latest line-up of sleek, fully equipped luxury motorcoaches fit for limo-style service, including the new X3-45.

“The 95th Anniversary celebration in Quebec was a huge success as we had more than 4,500 people joining us at the factory,” said Francois Tremblay, Prevost general manager. “I’m honored so many families and special guests were there to celebrate with their Prevost family. We take great pride in what we do and to be able to share 95 years of such strong heritage with our community was a very special experience for us.”

One longtime licensed reseller of Prevost motorcoaches and other OEM brands can attest to how the durability of the buses reflect the longevity of the brand.

“You’re getting a bus that’s been built for 50, 60, 70 years,” said Dan Goff, the owner of SuperMax Motors in Charlottesville, Va., and operator of A. Goff Limousine and Bus. “There is not another coach dominant in America like Prevost that’s used, vetted, and relied on worldwide.

“It’s clear Prevost is the No. 1 brand in the market for drivers and company owners,” Goff said. “They have far more service facilities and manufacture all of their components so they are not at the whimsy of a myriad of suppliers for parts, engines and transmissions.”

No matter where Prevost operators are based in the world, you get the same positive reaction to its quality, Goff said. “When you think of Prevost, you know you can pick up a phone and call a family company owned by a worldwide conglomerate that didn’t kick the family out. They gave them the resources to build the best bus in the market.”

ABOUT: 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 sixteen Parts and Service Centers located throughout the U.S. and Canada. www.prevostcar.com

Sources: Prevost press release; Martin Romjue, LCT editor

Related Topics: anniversaries, buses, motorcoaches, OEMs, Prevost

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Comments ( 2 )
  • Georges Bourelle

     | about 3 months ago

    As the former President and CEO of Prevost Car from 1996 to 2003(I actually joined Prevost Car in 1990) I am surprised and disappointed that I did not get an invitation to the 95th anniversary celebrations. Georges Bourelle

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