January 20, 2011

MCI to showcase J4500, support services at UMA Expo



Motor Coach Industries will showcase its top-selling MCI J4500 at the UMA Motorcoach Expo 2011 with what attendees have come to expect — the best equipment in the industry, great deals on pre-owned coaches and a customer care force that is second to none.

The Expo runs Jan. 19 through Jan.23 at the Tampa Convention Center. MCI’s booth 1139 will display the latest J4500, and booth 1101 will highlight MCI’s complete offering of support services as well.

“We expect UMA Expo 2011 to be a winning event for MCI and for the operators in attendance,” said Patricia Ziska, MCI VP, chief customer officer. “The 2011 J4500 matches the industry’s leading comfort and safety features with the most reliable and eco-friendly powertrain in North America. We’re looking forward to seeing our longtime customers face-to-face and showing new ones all the great things the J4500 and MCI can do for their business.”

The 2011 MCI J4500 features the Cummins ISX, 11.9-liter Clean Diesel engine that offers near-zero emissions and better fuel economy with an Allison B500 automatic transmission. The J4500 features wide-ride suspension, electronic stability control, a patented spiral staircase and much more.

Options include:
•    The FireCaddy Flame Out foam suppression system
•    A steerable tag axle similar to that on the MCI E4500 that allows the coach a turning radius of 45 feet, two feet tighter than the basic configuration
•    Upscale new interior with three-point seatbelts on the driver’s seat
•    LED accent lighting.

MCI representatives will offer a J4500 with the new steerable tag axle for test drives – just ask a sales representative at the show for a turn behind the wheel. MCI will also display a D-series coach with new Actia multiplexing. And MCI will showcase its pre-owned coaches at booths 2, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9, including MCI’s Certified ++, Select + and Deal coaches, all specially priced for the show.

UMA Expo attendees will first encounter an MCI booth (1101) near the entrance. That booth will feature representatives from the company’s aftermarket services, including parts and services; MCI Financial Services; customer training; and pre-owned coach sales. MCI Service Parts will be offering several show specials on parts, and there will be opportunities to register for 2011 MCI technical tune up sessions. 

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