DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, MAY 12, 2017: (TSX:NFI) (TSX:NFI.DB.U) Motor Coach Industries ("MCI"), a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. (the "Company"), the largest bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts supplier in North America, sees Wisconsin's Babler Bus Service as a prime example of how the MCI J4500 spells success for so many longtime MCI customers. Door County favorite Babler recently renewed it three coach fleet with two pre-owned Re-Energized J4500 coaches and a brand new 2017 MCI J4500 coach. "They're beautiful," says second-generation owner and CEO Paul Babler, who began to selectively update its coach fleet about five years ago after taking over the family business from his parents.

"We choose MCI simply because of the overall long-term reliability," Babler says. "MCI provides the utmost in comfort and amenities for our passengers and provides us the highest-quality support in both parts and technology." Babler also liked what MCI's Re-Energized program offers — select post-2007 coaches, with 210-point mechanical and interior inspection and repair to bring them to OEM standard with an OEM warranty to match.

When it came to the new 2017 MCI J4500, Babler opted for the best. Babler's new J4500 wears the most advanced features available, starting with the powertrain featuring the Detroit Diesel DD13 engine and Allison transmission. Inside, each passenger will enjoy top-grade Kiel seating with leather trim accompanied by individual 110-volt outlets with USB ports for maximum entertainment and comfort. Babler's newest coach also features tempered glass roof-hatches, a backup safety camera, chrome mirrors and a custom, marble-look hydrographic spiral entryway exclusive to MCI. "It really makes an impression with our passengers," says Babler.

Based in Sturgeon Bay, Babler is a fixture in Southern Door County, providing charter services for events such as weddings, ball games, school outings, ski trips, and church groups. The company's most popular tours include Chicago staples like the annual Flower & Garden Show and year-round shopping and museum trips, Milwaukee Brewers' games, a Branson, Missouri, holiday tour and the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky. Babler also serves Two Rivers and Manitowoc through Green Bay, and offers weekly casino tours departing from Door County, through Green Bay.

Babler and his wife Janet create and lead their own destination tours, a growing aspect to the business. "Our trips help to fill the gaps in between the busiest times of the year," said Babler. "We decide on a special destination such as New Orleans, New York or Nashville, do our detailed research, and become tour guides on a fun and luxurious Babler expedition."

Business is competitive in the tourism-heavy Door County area, which is why Babler focuses on professional and people skills, particularly when finding the right drivers to care for its customers. "Our drivers have good personalities, are attentive to customer service and skilled in road safety," said Babler, who believes his drivers are right up there with his new coach — the best there is.

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About the Company

The Company is the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America with fabrication, manufacturing, distribution and service centers in Canada and the United States and employs approximately 5,000 team members.

Through its Canadian and U.S. subsidiaries, Motor Coach Industries Limited and Motor Coach Industries, Inc., the Company is the leader in motor coaches in Canada and the U.S., offering the MCI® J4500, which is the industry's best-selling intercity coach for 11 consecutive years, and the MCI® D-Series, the industry's best-selling coach line in North American motor coach history. MCI is also the exclusive distributor of Setra® S 417 and S 407 in the United States and Canada. MCI actively supports over 28,000 motor coaches currently in service and offers 24-hour roadside assistance 365 days a year.

Through its Canadian and U.S. subsidiaries, New Flyer Industries Canada ULC and New Flyer of America Inc., the Company is North America's heavy-duty transit bus leader and offers the Xcelsior®, incorporating the broadest range of drive systems available, including: clean diesel, natural gas, diesel-electric hybrid, electric-trolley and now battery-electric. New Flyer actively supports over 44,000 heavy-duty transit buses (New Flyer, NABI and Orion) currently in service.

The Company also operates North America's most comprehensive aftermarket parts organization providing support for all types of transit buses and motor coaches. All buses and coaches are supported by an industry-leading comprehensive warranty, service and support network.

Further information is available on the Company's websites at and

For further information, please contact:

Patricia Plodzeen Public Relations,
Tel: 847-283-0883
or Jon Koffman, New Flyer Investor Relations
Tel: 204-224-6672

Motor Coach Industries - A New Flyer Group company: Corporate Address 200 East Oakton Street, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018 | Phone: 866-MCICOACH

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