Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation

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FUSO at the Tokyo Motor Show 2013:
“Building Together”

November 20, 2013
•  World premiere of Canter Eco Hybrid ‘Canna’ truck: Design concept model aimed at supporting women professionals in the transportation business
•  Japan premiere of FUSO’s all-new strategic truck for Asia and Africa: Custom-tailored and designed to meet the ever-demanding requirements in the markets
•  Special: 13-seater super-luxury Aero Queen ‘PREMIUM CRUISER’ large coach bus – a game-changer in terms of onboard comfort
•  Overall Show theme of “Building Together” aims to bring trucks and buses something more familiar to the public through various interactive elements
Kawasaki, Japan - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, is participating in the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013 with an exhibit featuring FUSO’s latest innovation – leading fuel-efficient trucks and buses and advanced environmental technology.
Under the theme of “Building Together,” FUSO is showcasing a total of 7 vehicles including the world premiere of the Canter Eco Hybrid ‘Canna’ design concept model , the Japan premiere of the all-new Asia-Africa strategic truck ‘FI,’ and a display of the popular Aero Queen ‘PREMIUM CRUISER’ touring coach. In addition, the company has integrated various interactive elements, such as the iPad fuel-efficiency driving game simulator and the “design-your-own truck and bus” paper craft model, in an overall aim to bring trucks and buses closer and something more familiar to the public. FUSO’s key messages at the Show are built around its traditional 80-year brand heritage with focus on customer dedication and social responsibility.
The Tokyo Motor Show is open to the public from November 23-December 1 at Tokyo Big Sight, Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan.
Dr. Albert Kirchmann, MFTBC President & CEO, said, “FUSO is already the fuel efficiency leader in the Japanese commercial vehicle industry.”
According to Dr. Albert Kirchmann, the company’s Tokyo Motor Show theme, “Building Together,” focuses on people. “Building on our superior product reputation, we will open our doors and show ‘who we are’ and how we intend to develop in the coming years. Our 80-year FUSO heritage and the core of our business have been closely tied to the quality of interaction with our customers and the society, and thus, we want to bring further focus on people - building our future together with customers, partners, and everyone connected to FUSO.”
FUSO Highlights at the Tokyo Motor Show 2013
•  Canter Eco Hybrid ‘Canna’ Concept model
•  ‘FI’ FUSO light-medium-duty truck  
•  Aero Queen ‘PREMIUM CRUISER’ coach Concept model
•  Canter Eco Hybrid ‘Moving Pit’ Concept model
•  Fighter ‘black chrome’ medium-duty dump truck  
•  Super Great heavy-duty ‘FUEL EFFICIENT TRUCK’ Concept model
•  Canter T90 restoration model 2nd generation Canter launched in1970
World Premiere: Canter Eco Hybrid ‘Canna’ – Custom Designed for Women Professionals
The world’s most innovative and fuel-efficient light-duty truck is now going for a new dimension. Developed by a project team consisting of 9 women core members, the Canter Eco Hybrid ‘Canna’ design concept model aspires to change the commercial vehicles industry to an even more attractive place to work for women professionals in the transportation business. ‘Canna,’ a derivative word from “Kannazuki” refers to October – its month of birth – in the traditional Japanese calendar.
The final design of this concept model truck went through an intensive internal selection process by female workers at FUSO looking at number of design proposals from around the company. Its interior and exterior design both are based on the concept of making trucks more colorful in terms of cleanliness and attractiveness. The interior incorporates more “cute” and “comfort” elements in its inner panel and seat covers targeted at women drivers.
Japan Premiere: Strategic FUSO ‘FI’ truck developed for growth markets in Asia and Africa
This modern, robust, and fuel-efficient truck reinforces FUSO’s leadership in the growth markets in Asia and Africa. Launched in May this year, the custom-tailored trucks are already proving its robust payload and industry-leading fuel efficiency in Kenya, Sri Lanka, and Zambia. These trucks will be sold through MFTBC’s global network to total 15 markets in Asia and Africa in the first phase with further markets currently being evaluated.
The new FUSO truck range comprises 5 new models, the light-medium-duty (GVW 9-16 tons referred to as ‘FA’ & ‘FI’) and the medium-heavy-duty (GVW 25-49 tons referred to as ‘FJ’, ‘FO’ & ‘FZ’). The light-medium-duty FA and FI trucks are based on Daimler Trucks technical platform – Mitsubishi Fuso’s Fighter medium-duty truck on the chassis and the Canter light-duty truck on the cabin
Model: FIV2PFX2R
Engine: 4D37 diesel
Displacement: 3.907 liters
Output: 125 kW (170 PS)/2,500 rpm, 520 Nm (53 kgfm)/1,500 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual
GVW: 13 tons
Application: Dump
Special Concept Model: Super-luxury Aero Queen ‘PREMIUM CRUISER’ coach
The Aero Queen ‘Premium Cruiser’ touring coach seeks to change the game in terms of comfort on board a touring coach. Compared to its traditional model with 55 passenger seats, the Premium Cruiser with 13 super-luxury seats incorporates a planetarium-like atmosphere with first-class visual-audio comfort.
All Aero Queen coach bus models incorporates latest safety technologies such as the collision impact reduction ‘Active Mitigation Brake’ system and driver’s attention warning system ‘MDAS-III’ as standard.
Model: MS96VPQU4
Engine: 6R10 diesel
Displacement: 12.808 liters
Output: 309 kW (420 PS)/1,800 rpm, 1,810 Nm (185 kgfm)/1,100 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Capacity: 15 (13 passengers + 2 crews)
GVW: 16.185 tons
Canter Eco Hybrid ‘Moving Pit’
FUSO’s so-called ‘Moving Pit’ service maintenance vehicles are always ready for dispatch whenever and wherever help is needed. The eco-friendly hybrid model ‘Moving Pit’ are fit to deliver whatever help required by carrying various instruments on board, such as air compressors, generators, welding machines, and engine oil changers.
Model: FEB73
Engine: 4P10 diesel
Displacement: 2.990 liters
Output: 96 kW (130 PS)/3,050-3,500 rpm, 300 Nm (30.6 kgfm)/1,300-3,050 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed DUONIC® automatic transmission + hybrid motor
GVW: 6.56 tons
Fighter ‘Black Chrome’ Medium-Duty Dump Truck
The Fighter ‘Black Chrome’ incorporates a high performance 6-cylinder, 7.5-liter intercooler turbo engine delivering robust output at any required application. Incorporating proven BlueTec® emissions after-treatment system, the vehicle achieves both fuel-efficiency and low emissions at the same time.
Model: FK61F
Engine: 6M60 diesel
Displacement: 7.545 liters
Output: 177 kW (240 PS)/2,500 rpm, 745 Nm (76 kgfm)/1,400 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Maximum load: 3.6 tons
GVW: 7.945 tons
Transmission: Dump
The newly developed FUSO “Fuel Efficient Truck” realizes more than 10% better fuel efficiency compared to the conventional heavy-duty truck model, through improvements other than from power train technologies, such as optimization of vehicle aerodynamics, lightweight body design, optimized electricity management including solar power generation, and low-resistance tires.
Selected technologies are already adopted in series production models of Super Great heavy-duty trucks.
Model: FU54VZ
Engine: 6R10 diesel
Displacement: 12.808 liters
Output: 279 kW (380 PS)/1,800 rpm, 2,160 Nm (220 kgfm)/1,100 rpm
Transmission: 12-speed INOMAT-II (mechanical automatic transmission)
Main Characteristics of the Fuel Efficient Truck
•  Newly developed drag foiler and side spoilers for optimizing aerodynamics
•  Adoption of alternator power generation control
•  Solar battery power generation
Canter T90 Restoration Model – 2nd Generation Canter launched in 1970
The renowned Canter model is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year since its launch of the first generation back in 1963. The 2nd generation T90 series went on the market in July 1970. The T91A model on display at the Tokyo Motor show offers various engine lineups - 75 horsepower diesel, 90 or 95 horsepower gasoline – enabling the vehicle to deliver class-leading acceleration performance while realizing superb loading area.
Model: T91A
Engine: KE42 gasoline
Displacement: 1.995 liters
Output: 66 kW (90 PS)/4,800 rpm, 157 Nm (16 kgfm)/3,000 rpm
Transmission: 4-speed handle-change
Maximum load: 2 tons
GVW: 3.97 tons
Application: Flat body
Canter Eco Hybrid ‘Canna’
Canter Eco Hybrid ‘Canna’
Strategic FUSO ‘FI’ light-medium-duty truck custom-tailored for Asia and Africa
Strategic FUSO ‘FI’ light-medium-duty truck custom-tailored for Asia and Africa
13-seater Aero Queen ‘PREMIUM CRUISER’ coach
13-seater Aero Queen ‘PREMIUM CRUISER’ coach
Fighter ‘Black Chrome’ Medium-Duty Dump Truck
Fighter ‘Black Chrome’ Medium-Duty Dump Truck
Canter Eco Hybrid ‘Moving Pit’
Canter Eco Hybrid ‘Moving Pit’
Canter T90 restoration model from 1970
Canter T90 restoration model from 1970
Mitsubishi Fuso and Mercedes-Benz joining hands at the Tokyo Motor Show as Daimler in Japan
•  Adjacent booth-setup as Daimler in Japan at West Hall 1
•  Daimler in Japan is operating 2 FUSO Rosa small buses as shuttles connecting Tokyo Motor Show (Tokyo Big Site, Odaibas) and the Mercedes-Benz Connection (Roppongi, Tokyo).
One of the two FUSO Rosa small buses colorfully painted by children at an event held at the Deutsche Schule Tokyo Yokohama in October
One of the two FUSO Rosa small buses colorfully painted by children
at an event held at the Deutsche Schule Tokyo Yokohama in October

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Based in Kawasaki, Japan, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) is one of Asia's leading commercial vehicle manufacturers. In 2012, the company sold a total of about 174,000 vehicles including light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses. Daimler AG owns 89.29% of MFTBC shares and various Mitsubishi group companies own 10.71% of MFTBC shares. MFTBC is an integral part of the Daimler Trucks Division of Daimler AG.

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