Nova Bus LFS Suburban

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Nova Bus LFS Suburban
Nova Bus LFS Suburban
Years of manufacture 2005 to present
Length 40 feet
Width 102 inches
Power/Fuel Diesel
Nova Bus LFS Suburban

The Nova Bus LFS Suburban is a version of the Nova Bus LFS designed for longer commuter routes. These units are equipped with high-back seating for up to 49, no rear door, luggage racks including LED reading lights, and in most cases, air conditioning. With the exception of these special features, the majority of the bus is the same as a standard LFS.



  • Length: 40 ft.
  • Width: 102 in.
  • Height:
    • 124 in. (new rear)
    • 123 in. (old rear)
  • Wheelbase: 244 in.




  • Plywood subfloor (1995 to 2008)
  • Composite subfloor
    • Altro Transflor
    • Gerflor Tarabus


  • MCC: standard (heat only)
  • Carrier RF-353
  • Thermo King

Electric system

  • Volvo Bus Electronic Architecture



  • ABS disk brakes with traction control


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Demonstrator and engineering units

Below is a list of known demonstrator and engineering buses.

Fleet number Thumbnail Year VIN Engine Transmission Notes
163-1 2004 43000253 Cummins ISL 280 hp ZF 6HP552C 6 speed
  • Launch vehicle at UMA Expo (Las Vegas NV) in Feb. 2005[1]
  • Displayed at OTE in Apr. 2005
  • Sold to CIT Richelain 2473 in June 2005.
181-1 Edmonton Transit System demo 181-1-a.jpg 2005 53000119
228-1 2006 63000041


  1. Nova Bus unveils the Nova LFS Suburban,, retrieved on 2010-07-05
  2. Nova Bus unveils new LFS ADA Suburban,, retrieved on 2010-07-05

Nova Bus
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