The Prevost Heritage
Cabinetmaker Eugène Prévost created his first wooden coach body in 1924. Since that modest beginning, Prevost’s legacy of fine craftsmanship and superior quality has been passed from generation to generation. Over the years, our inspiration and expertise have kept us on the cutting edge of design and technology.
Our uncompromising commitment to quality and continuous improvement, and our dedication to safety and sustainability are instilled in every aspect of our business –from our birthplace in Sainte Claire, Quebec, and to our North American parts and service facilities.
Eugene Prevost, a cabinet maker specializing in the production of church pews and school furniture, was commissioned to build his first wooden coach body and mount it on a brand-new REO truck chassis.
The revolutionary 1966 Prevost Champion was the first North American coach with an integral structure. This innovative coach also featured three axles, a split level, and air conditioning.
The Prevost Prestige came out with the curved roof-wrapping side windows that have become the hallmark of the Prevost Le Mirage XL silhouette.
The first Champion conversion shell rolled off the assembly line
As longtime motorhome owners, Thomas Harbison and William Campbell contributed to the engineering of the first Le Mirage conversion shell, which was introduced at the 1978 Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) meeting. Prevost set new standards in reliability and versatility for high-end custom furbishing. Less than five years later, Prevost had achieved industry leadership. To this day the company remains the undisputed world leader in the manufacture of bus shells for high-end motorhomes and other specialty conversions.
The outcome was well worth the effort: The first North American 102-inch, wide-body coaches and conversion shells were introduced—the Prevost Le Mirage XL and the Prevost XL.
Prevost launched 3 new models: H3-41 and H3-45 premium touring coaches as well as the H3-45 VIP bus shell for high-end conversion.
Production of the new Le Mirage XLII model started in January.
A facelift for the Prevost XLII models.
2006Prevost launched the new X3-45 with the longest wheelbase of the industry, providing a smoother ride and the largest overall under-floor surface area for storage.
The Volvo Relationship
Prevost® is part of the Volvo Group®, headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Through Volvo, Prevost has access to the financial strength, product development capabilities, and quality manufacturing technology from one of the world’s largest manufacturers of heavy-duty diesel engines, and the world’s second-largest motorcoach and transit bus manufacturing group.
Volvo recognizes a clear responsibility to reduce the environmental impact of its products and processes, and shares Prevost’s commitment to environmental stewardship. This dedication led to Prevost earning ISO 14001 certification for environmental management of its manufacturing and design operations.
Safety, another cornerstone of Volvo corporate values, has been a guiding principle since Volvo was founded in 1927. Over the years, a series of pioneering innovations has made Volvo a world leader in transportation safety.
The Volvo Group is one of the leading suppliers of commercial transport solutions, including trucks, buses, construction equipment, engines, drive systems for boats and industrial applications, and aircraft engine components.