Van Hool TX45

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Van Hool TX45
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Years of manufacture 2013 to present
Length 45 feet
Width 102 in
Power/Fuel Diesel

The Van Hool TX45 is a 45-foot luxury touring coach available in Canada and the United States. It was launched in November 2013 alongside the Van Hool CX45 at ABC Companies' central Florida facility.[1] The TX45 is an evolution of the Van Hool T2145.

The most noticeable change from the T2145 is the appearance of the TX45. It shares the same look as Van Hool's other TX coaches with distinctive angular headlight and tail light clusters. In addition, it features lights in the bumper that react to the steering and speed of the coach to aim them at the road. The TX45 differs from the European TX coaches with more pronounced bumpers and different baggage and entrance doors. The TX45 is four inches taller than the T2145. The added height is in the coach's luggage bays and engine compartment. Also, the luggage bay doors' seal is now mounted to the door instead of the body. The electrical box was relocated from the bulkhead wall of the luggage bay to its roof, and the battery compartment was relocated ahead of the curb-side drive axle. [2]

Specifications

Operators

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Demonstrators

VIN Year Engine Transmission Notes
YE2YC11B1E2041139 2013 Detroit Diesel DD13 Allison B500
YE2YC11B3E2041161 2014 Detroit Diesel DD13 Allison B500
YE2YC11B8F2041267 2014 Detroit Diesel DD13 Allison B500
YE2YC11B8F2041270 2014 Detroit Diesel DD13 Allison B500
YE2YC11B3F2041290 2014 Detroit Diesel DD13 Allison B500
YE2YC11B0F2041294 2014 Detroit Diesel DD13 Allison B500
YE2YC11B3E2041161 2015 Detroit Diesel DD13 Allison B500
YE2YC11B8F2041267 2015 Detroit Diesel DD13 Allison B500
YE2YC11B8F2041270 2015 Detroit Diesel DD13 Allison B500
YE2YC11B3F2041290 2015 Detroit Diesel DD13 Allison B500
YE2YC11B0F2041294 2015 Detroit Diesel DD13 Allison B500
YE2YC81B3G2041400 2016 Detroit Diesel DD13 Allison B500

References

  1. "ABC Companies and Van Hool Introduce New TX and CX Models to Motorcoach Industry". The Insider 25 November 2013. Retrieved on 28 December 2013.
  2. Hubbard, David. The improvements to the T2100 are enough to warrant a name change. BusRide Magazine 01 December 2013. Retrieved on 28 December 2013.