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Vehicle Description

Collins Nexbus Activity Bus

The NEXBUS Type A school bus by Collins is available on a Chevrolet, GMC, or Ford chassis with a gas, diesel, CNG, propane, or hybrid engine. With so many options, the NEXBUS can be built to your specifications. This bus has features unlike its alternatives, including larger passenger windows, external storage compartments, top of the line electrical panel, and SafeGuard XChange Seating.



Collins Activity Bus Advantages
  • Safer alternative to the 15 passenger van.
  • Great resale value.
  • Extended rooflne allowing for taller windows and doors.
  • Various passenger & wheelchair configurations available.
  • Altoona tested for 7 years, 200,000 miles.
  • Chevrolet, GMC or Ford
  • Gas, Diesel, Propane, CNG or Hybrid
  • 138"-159" Wheelbase
  • 9,900-14,500 GVWR
  • Altoona Tested – 7 years/200,000 Miles
  • 5-Year Limited Structural Warranty
  • Steel Cage Body
  • One Piece Tubular Roof Bows
  • Interlocking Structure Design
  • Aluminum Exterior Panels
  • Optional Slide-out Battery/Storage Compartment
  • LED Lighting Package
  • Heavy Duty Undercoating
  • Up to 76.5" Interior Headroom
  • Elevated & Standard Interior Floor Configurations
  • White Aluminum Interior Panels
  • IMMI/Safeguard XChange School Bus Certified Seats
  • Larger Passenger Windows
  • In-Wall AC System
  • Upgraded Electrical System
  • Driver Storage Compartment
  • Optional Overhead Passenger Storage
Seating Options

At TESCO Bus, we want the process of purchasing a bus to be as easy as possible. Finding the perfect seat for your bus may seem overwhelming, but we are here to help. We are a distributor for Freedman seats, the most common of all seating in the transportation industry. Freedman offers endless amounts of seating types from the low back vinyls to the high back recliners, both common choices amongst our customers. To take a deeper a look at some of the Freedman seats and products that TESCO offers, click here.



  • Engine: 4.8L gas, 6.0L gas, 6.6L diesel, 6.0L propane
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic with heavy duty OD
  • GVWR (lbs): 9,900, 10,000, 10,100, 12,300, 14,200
  • Wheelbase: 139", 159"
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 33 gallons
Ford Transit
  • Engine: 3.7L V6 Gas or 3.2L Powerstroke Diesel
  • GVWR (lbs): 10,360 lbs.
  • Wheelbase: 178"
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 25 gallons