ElDorado launched two new steel cage construction models this year, adding to its existing steel cage product — the Advantage. Marking 40 years of manufacturing expertise and performance, ElDorado is expanding its product range to a total of six models, all which exceed the seven-year/100,000-mile durability, side impact, and rollover testing standards.
Taking to the roads in 2020 is the new Advance, a narrow body, steel-cage bus built on a Ford Transit chassis. The Advance features superior front-end visibility, which reduces blind spots and improves safety. Available in non-CDL configurations, the Advance has dual rear wheels that allow for more stability than a van. And for outstanding durability, the floor, roof and walls are all made with a high-strength rust-proofed steel.
Also new to ElDorado is the heavy-duty Atlas, the largest and first ever steel bus to be built on the Ford F550 chassis. The Atlas offers an array of floor plans to choose from, due to the flat floors without wheel well interference. Atlas’ interior is designed with the new standard FRP wall and ceiling materials, which create a clean and modern appearance.
The Advantage, a favorite since its launch in 2012 and ElDorado’s first steel cage bus, has an updated look for 2020 with a newly styled front cap and one-piece snap-lock rub rail molding. The all stainless-steel door and lift frames cover the screws, which avoids rust and ensures durability by resisting sagging. An updated rear wheelchair door location allows more room on the rear wall for versatile seating arrangements.
The Advance, Atlas, and Advantage will be built in REV’s Salina, Kan., manufacturing plant, and the new Advance and Advantage will have first deliveries in March 2020, with the orders opening for the Atlas in March 2020 and deliveries in July 2020.