Xcelsior®, Powered any way you want.


Since its introduction in 2008, New Flyer has built and sold more than 6,000 Xcelsior® buses – in 35’, 40’ and 60’ lengths and with a variety of propulsion systems. Our objectives were to deliver life-cycle savings and improve the experience for passengers, drivers and mechanics - and we’ve done just that. With better fuel economy, lighter weight, disc brakes and the industry’s first LED headlights combined with New Flyer’s legendary product reliability and the industry’s most comprehensive aftermarket parts and services, Xcelsior® can give you the Best Bus Value and Support for Life.

Learn more about the features of Xcelsior®.

Lifecycle Cost Savings

Fuel Economy
Xcelsior® has shown an improvement in fuel economy of up to 8%. This is a direct result of the reduced vehicle weight: Xcelsior® weighs 8% less than previous models and also had the lowest curb weight at Altoona among similar buses.

In addition, with the implementation of the New Flyer Connect® telematics solution, additional fuel savings of up to 11% on average* can be achieved by continuously improving driver performance, fostering efficient driving skills, monitoring of subcomponents performance and control of idle times.

The New Flyer Connect® telematics system can enable you to achieve maintenance cost savings of up to 26% on average** through improved subsystem diagnostics, proactive maintenance opportunities, reduced wear costs, and improved support from OEM and subsystems suppliers.

We anticipate tires on Xcelsior® buses to last longer due to the reduction in weight and better weight distribution.  A 1% reduction in weight can result in a 2% increase in tire mileage which means fewer operating dollars spent on tire replacement.

New Flyer LED headlights have a six-year warranty and are designed to last 12 years.

Addition of XE40
New Flyer’s battery-electric Xcelsior® platform will save you up to $400,000 in fuel costs over the 12-year life of the bus.

Disc Brakes
Transitioning to disc brakes will save you money over the life of the bus. Disc brakes are easier and less expensive to maintain and service.
* based on case studies conducted on buses in Europe and the UK by New Flyer’s technology partner.
** based on case studies conducted on light and heavy trucks in Europe and the UK by New Flyer’s technology partner.