Nova Bus LFS Artic

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The Nova Bus LFS Artic, is an articulated version of the very popular Nova Bus LFS.

The main advantage of this bus is that it can hold from 110 to 120 passengers, compared to 80 with a regular 40ft LFS.


Lots of tests were required before Nova Bus present the LFS Artic. In fact, the very first tests for this bus begun in 2004. Tests were done until 2008.

In 2009, the Nova Bus LFS Artic entered in production, and the first transit agencies received the buses in the middle of 2009.

Still in 2008, a demo of a BRT version of the LFS Artic, the Nova Bus LFX, was presented but only started to be produced in 2010.

Nova Bus LFX

The Nova Bus LFX is a BRT version of the Nova Bus LFS Artic.

This bus has a few aesthetic differences compared to the regular LFS Artic. That includes flush mounted windows, BRT-style mirrors, a new type of bumpers and a roof cap at the front or through the whole lenght of the bus.

Hybrid version

Both, the LFS Artic and the LFX are available in a hybrid version. It comes with the following powertrain.

  • Cummins ISL9 EPA 2010, 8.9L, 330 hp (2010 to present)
Transmission system
  • Allison H 50 EP (2010-present)


Here are some specifications about the buses part of the LFS Artic series.

  • Length: 62 ft.
  • Width: 102 in.
  • Height:
  • 124 in.
  • Wheelbase: 244 and 253 in.
  • Cummins ISL9 EPA 2010, 8.9L, 330 hp (2010 to present)
  • Cummins ISL EPA 2007, 8.9L, 330 hp (2008 to 2010)
  • Allison B500R (2008 to present)
  • Voith D864.5 (2009 to present)
  • ZF 6AP1700B (2010 to present)
  • ZF 6HP604C (2008 to 2010)
  • Hubner 15.3 with hydraulic stability control
  • Composite subfloor:
  • Altro Transflor
  • Gerflor Tarabus
  • MCC: standard (heat only)
  • Carrier RF-353
  • Thermo King Athenia
  • Thermo King LRT
Electric system
  • Volvo Bus Electronic Architecture
  • Front:
  • ZF RL 85
  • Centre:
  • ZF AVN 132
  • Rear:
  • ZF AV 132
  • ABS disk brakes with traction control