Champion Bus Incorporated

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Champion Bus Incorporated
Type Public
Industry automobile manufacturing
Products buses
Parent Allied Specialty Vehicles
A Champion CTS Rear Engine bus
2007 Champion EZ Trans bus on International chassis

Champion Bus Incorporated is a bus manufacturer owned by Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV) of Orlando, Florida, USA. It was formerly owned by Thor Industries of Imlay City, Michigan, United States. ASV purchased it from Thor in August 2013.[1]

Buses made under the Champion name include:

  • Challenger - mid-size bus using a Ford E-series (350 or 450), GM GMT or C4500 truck chassis
  • Crusader - small bus using Ford E-series (350) and GM Express truck chassis
  • CTS - mid size bus using Freightliner MB55 Chassis
  • CTS Rear Engine - large bus using Freightliner XB series (555R, 655R, 755R) Chassis
  • Defender - large bus using General Motors C5500 Series Chassis
  • EZ Trans - accessible version of Defender
  • Trolley Bus - no longer manufactured
  • Solo - Low floor small city transit bus; no longer manufactured

Other brand names under ASV include ElDorado National and Goshen Coach.


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