Arboc Independence

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Arboc Independence
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Years of manufacture 2016 to present
Length 21 or 23 feet
Power/Fuel Diesel, gasoline

The Arboc Independence (known as the Spirit of Independence until 2021) is a low floor shuttle bus geared towards hotel, executive, and assisted living markets. The bus made its debut at the 2016 LCT trade show in Las Vegas in March 2016. This was followed by a Canadian debut at the Ontario Transportation Expo the following month.

The Independence is built on either a Ram ProMaster 3500 or Ford Transit 350 cutaway chassis integrated with a low floor chassis assembly. The bus uses a tubular steel cage structure and a fully laminated glass fibre reinforced polymer body.


Model number Length Chassis Availability
SOI 21 21'8" Ram ProMaster 3500 2016 to current
SOI-F 23 23'9" Ford T350 2017 to current


On Ford chassis
Length: 23'9"
Body height:
Wheelbase: 178"
GVWR: 10,360 lbs
Engine Emissions Availability
Ford 3.5L EcoBoost gasoline 2017 onward
Ford PowerStroke 3.2L diesel 2017 onward
Ford 6R80 6-speed automatic
Front: 4,630 lbs
Rear: 7,275 lbs
195/75R16 (Dual Rear Wheels)
On Ram chassis
Length: 21'8"
Body height:
Wheelbase: 165"
GVWR: 9,350 lbs
Engine Emissions Availability
Chrysler 3.6L Pentastar V6 gasoline 2016 onward
Chrysler 3.0L 14 EcoDiesel V6 2016 onward
Ford 62TE 6-speed automatic
Front: 4,630 lbs
Rear: 5,291 lbs
Hydraulic disc brakes w/ 4-wheel ABS
25/75R16E on (Single Rear Wheels)

Demonstrator and engineering units

Below is a list of known demonstrator and engineering buses

Fleet number Thumbnail Year VIN Engine Transmission Notes
1/2016 3C7WRVLG1FE518403 Chrysler Pentastar 3.6 L Chrysler 62TE Altoona tested from October 10, 2016 until February 3, 2017.
Arboc Spirit of Independence 2017 demo-a.jpg 2017 3C7WRVLG1HE535611 Chrysler Pentastar 3.6 L Chrysler 62TE Displayed at CUTA Transit Show in November 2019


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