Frontrunner – Low Floor Design by New England Wheels
The New England Wheels Frontrunner
Single step curb height entrance to a true flat floor, the low floor Frontrunner challenges decades old norms about how cutaway sized mini-buses should be designed, engineered and built. Embracing the latest in high-strength steel alloy, composite materials in its patented body structure, a waterproof sub-floor, industry leading door opening width, vertically stowed ramp (manual or electric) with the lowest ramp angle in the industry, and a unique purpose-built lower chassis, the Frontrunner® is the most technologically advanced purpose-built low floor mini-bus available today.
Its unprecedented score of 91% for Altoona pass/fail durability test sets a new standard for buses. With more than double the fuel economy of similarly sized buses with a large V8 engine, the Frontrunner is a much ‘greener’ alternative to conventional internal combustion engines.
The Frontrunner meets all applicable FMVSS standards and is fully Buy America compliant.
The Frontrunner is a non-CDL design. With seating for up to 3 ADA compliant wheelchair positions and up to 15 passengers, the Frontrunner provides numerous seating options utilizing both forward facing 3 point Go-Es Freedman seats along with Freedman side facing Bantam seats in the wheelchair positions. The Bantam seats maintain the flexibility of a traditional foldaway seat in the wheelchair positions without taking up valuable floor space maintaining flexibility and maneuverability for all.