DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, FEBRUARY 4, 2019: (TSX:NFI) Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., ("NFI"), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, marks the delivery of two coaches to a young ground transportation that's on the move. It all began with Faizan Dolani's ride to prom in a luxurious limo 10 years ago. Even on that big night, the owner and founder of Dallas-based Prime Limo realized "this would be a good business to get into."

So as a high school senior, he bought a used 2001 Lincoln Town Car and started driving. "I wanted to learn the business from the ground up," he explained. "Driving also gave me the opportunity to learn what customers want."

Nine years later, Dolani's Prime Limo employs 35 with a fleet of 42 vehicles including black town cars, minibuses and now two new 2019 MCI J4500s built completely to his specifications.

"The demand (for motor coaches) is there," he said. "We've been running mini coaches and see the need for a larger vehicle. It's a leap of faith that I think is worth it."

It's a move that allows the executive and event transport company to explore deeper relationships with the Dallas area's biggest clients, made easier by the J4500's interior touches. Dolani invested in MCI's RGB programmable lighting option that allows, groups, companies and sports teams to travel in comfort with their own colors in addition to plush leather seating and a roomy 56-seat configuration for maximum comfort.

However, Dolani says he also chose the industry's bestseller for two other important reasons — economy and safety.

Prime Limo's two new MCI J4500s represent the industry's lowest cost of operation with maintenance, propulsion and safety features that are setting the standard.

Dolani invested in the J4500's optional Bendix Fusion system, offering ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) with collision mitigation that integrates a forward-facing camera with vehicle recognition software that recognizes speed and traffic signs, detects stationary obstructions and signals safe lane changes. It's the reason Dolani is working on a web page right now dedicated to his company's new charter business and its safety and ADAS capabilities.

Before buying, Dolani did his research with experienced friends in the business. "I know a lot of companies around here have MCIs in their fleets. When I asked, they told me 'go directly to MCI. Nothing drives like an MCI.'

Customizing for the exact customer in mind is a tradition at Prime Limo, says Dolani. "Dallas is a very competitive market and I've been in it long enough to know what's going to sell," says Dolani. "We custom build all our limos, keep up all our equipment and provide the service to match."

He supports this philosophy with a well-trained maintenance and detailing team led by a master detailer responsible for the entire fleet. "When we pull up we want the Wow Factor," says Dolani. "Our new J4500s have been out on trips several times already and our customers go bananas over them."

The company takes its work ethic from Dolani, who is in the office every day including weekends. It's what many independent business owners do. "If you want to grow, you have to keep improving, and that takes focus and dedication," he says. During college, the business major kept driving part time and on weekends and continued in the off hours from his full-time job as a pharmacy technician at Prime Pharmaceuticals, which inspired the name for his fast-growing company.

And as he built the business, he also built his staff. "I watch over all the vehicles but whatever I accomplished, I couldn't do it with out my team."

Dolani also credits his sales and service team at MCI — Prime Limo's headquarters is a short distance away from technical, parts and sales assistance at MCI's Dallas Service Center located at 9787 Clifford Drive.

Prime Limo's website is located at

About NFI Group

With over 6,100 team members, operating from 31 facilities across Canada and the United States, NFI is North America's largest bus manufacturer providing a comprehensive suite of mass transportation solutions under brands: New Flyer® (heavy-duty transit buses), ARBOC® (low-floor cutaway and medium-duty buses), MCI® (motor coaches), and NFI Parts™ (parts, support, and service). NFI buses incorporate the widest range of drive systems available including: clean diesel, natural gas, diesel-electric hybrid, and zero-emission electric (trolley, battery, and fuel cell) on proven bus platforms. It also supports infrastructure development through New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions™, a service dedicated to providing safe and reliable charging and mobility solutions. In total, NFI supports over 74,000 buses and coaches currently in service across North America. For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, NFI posted revenues of US $2.4 billion. NFI common shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol NFI. News and information are available at

About MCI

Motor Coach Industries (MCI) is North America's motor coach leader in public and private markets, building the J4500 (the industry best-seller for 13 consecutive years), the all-new 35-foot J3500 model, and the workhorse D Series including the breakthrough ADA-accessible MCI D45 CRT LE Commuter Coach offering lower dwell times. MCI will add battery-electric propulsion in 2020. With nearly 30,000 MCI coaches on the road, MCI also provides maintenance, repair, 24-hour roadside assistance, parts supply through NFI Parts, and technician training through the industry's only Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) accredited MCI Academy.

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Patricia Plodzeen, MCI Public Relations
Tel: 847-283-0883

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