Thomas Built Buses has given its front-engine, transit-style bus an array of upgrades that make the Type D bus even more appealing to those seeking greater seating capacity for dense routes. The Saf-T-Liner EFX, previously called the EF, was renamed to reflect the extra features, storage, and access included in the enhanced vehicle.

Known for its maneuverability, the new EFX, like its predecessor, holds up to 90 passengers and offers many of the same options. The redesigned exterior makes it easier and more convenient to access electrical components. A new engine cover allows belts and fluid levels to be checked easily, without removing the cover, and without tools. Increased cockpit storage makes the bus more comfortable and convenient for drivers, particularly in the Type D market where many drivers also serve in other capacities, and appreciate a place for personal belongings.

Powered by a Cummins' ISB diesel engine with SCR technology, the EFX, like all Thomas Built buses, is backed by Thomas Built's customer support, service, and parts availability. The EFX chassis and body are produced on Thomas Built's Zero-Waste-to-Landfill production lines, where the commonality of parts used in both EFX and HDX buses helps maximize efficiency and reduce waste.

The EFX will be introduced in autumn 2011 and will be available for order in fourth quarter 2011.

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