Central States Bus Sales, Inc., is proud to be a Champion Bus Dealer & Distributor. Champion Bus is a nationwide manufacturer of specialized commercial buses designed and manufactured to provide superior transportation solutions for a wide range of markets. In business since 1953, Champion Bus has been ISO certified and was the first bus company to be QVM certified by Ford Motor Company. All Champion Bus products comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS).
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FlexBus® technology means this low-floor shuttle bus can be equipped to meet your specific needs. Choose single-slope EqualizerRamp®, IntelliSync® "Smart" suspension system with low-speed OverRise™ function and with the Dynamic Ramp™ there are no lifts or multiple step entrances to stumble on. The LF Transport® is built without changes to the original cab or critical chassis cab B pillar structure and only minute modifications (similar to the industrial standard to stretch wheelbase) to the original chassis frame rails so the LF Transport® retains all Original Equipment Manufacturer warranties from Ford, GM and Freightliner. The conversion to the Ford chassis is approved by the Ford Motor Company QVM Program.
The Champion Challenger is ideal for commercial bus needs. The Challenger provides a wide range of floor plans and options to suit any application. This vehicle varies in length from 21’ 5” to 25’ 5” and is 96” in width, accommodating 14 to 25 passengers. The Challenger can be built on either a Ford or Chevy chassis. Take a close-up look at the Challenger. For low-cost applications and long-run durability, you won’t find another bus that measures up.
Beauty is more than skin deep when it comes to the Crusader. A bus designed and built like this stands first in line for comfort and durability. No wonder Crusader leads the way for short transit needs. And no wonder Champion is the preferred bus vendor for North America’s leading hotels and shuttle operators. This vehicle is 21’ 5” in length and 87” in width, providing superior maneuverability. The Crusader seats up to 14 passengers and does not require a commercial driver’s license (CDL) in many states.
The CTS FE forward engine coach offers heavy-duty performance with modern styling and is ideal for both public transit and private applications. Built on the Freightliner MB-65 chassis with a Cummins ISB engine, the CTS FE can accommodate a wide range of floor plans and options to suit any application. The vehicle varies in length from 28’ to 38’ and is available in 96” or 102” widths accommodating up to 43 passengers.
The CTSRE is a rear engine coach with heavy-duty performance and modern styling which make it ideal for public transit as well as private applications. Built on the Freightliner XB-55 or XB-75 chassis with a Cummins ISB engine, the CTSRE can accommodate a wide range of floor plans and options to suit any application. The vehicle varies in length from 32’ 8” to 40’ 8” and is available in 96” or 102” widths accommodating up to 39 passengers.
When it comes to tough, durable buses, Champion wrote the script; and the Defender is the leading player. Defender is the medium-duty bus with the heavy-duty performance to provide reliable service under the toughest working conditions; and it’s available on an International, Ford F-550, or Freightliner M2 chassis. The Defender provides a wide range of floor plans and options to suit any application. This vehicle varies in length from 27’ 8” to 38’and is 96” in width, accommodating up 38 passengers.