Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation

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Fuso Introduces 2012 Model Aero Star Large Route Bus
Incorporating Latest Safety Technologies

April 20, 2012
•  First in Class: Adoption of Brake Override System as Standard
•  Fuso Commitment to FUSO 2015 “Customer Number One in Japan” through Product Satisfaction, Trust-Based Sales and Dependable Service
•  Compliant to Upcoming Latest Safety Regulations*
•  Available from July 2 at Japan Dealer Locations
Kawasaki - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, today announced it will launch its new 2012 model Aero Star large route bus for Japan. Compliant to the upcoming latest safety regulations*, the enhanced, clean and efficient bus will be available at Mitsubishi Fuso dealerships and regional sales centers across Japan from July 2.
The new Aero Star large route bus complies with the latest safety regulations* which will become effective in July 2012 and incorporates the newly developed brake override system (BOS) as standard, in which brake function overrides vehicle acceleration when brake and accelerator pedals are pressed at the same time.

*Regulation based on the Economic Commission for Europe Safety Regulation
“Fuso is committed to offering the best bus products and services for the safety of our customers, drivers and the society,” said Mr. Hiromitsu Hashiguchi, MFTBC Director of Fuso Bus Unit. “The brake override system is a technology incorporated for the first time in the industry in its class. Overall, Fuso is the leader in the large route bus segment and further strives for ‘Customer Number One in Japan,’ through leading products, customer-oriented sales, and dependable service.”
Main Characteristics of the 2012 Model New Aero Star Large Route Bus
•  Compliant to Passenger Protection Regulation of Economic Commission for Europe (ECE Regulation) to be effective July 2012
•  Brake override system equipped as standard: First in class, preventing unintended operation
•  Driver’s seat equipped with multi-sensing three-point seatbelt with emergency locking retractor
•  Equipped with multi-sensing two-point seatbelts with emergency locking retractor
•  Incorporating vehicle stop-assist device to enhance safety at boarding and exit (for non-step and one-step specifications)
2012 Model Aero Star Large Route Bus
2012 Model Aero Star Large Route Bus
Fuso Bus Unit
April 1, 2012, Fuso has consolidated its bus functions and operations under a new dedicated organization, “Fuso Bus Unit.” The new organization is designed to further strengthen Fuso’s stronghold bus operations, ensure self sustainability, and bring Fuso’s bus operations closer to customers.
The establishment of the new organization is part of Fuso’s 5-pillar strategy FUSO 2015. Under one of its main pillars “Customer Number One in Japan,” the company is adjusting its bus operational setup for greater efficiency and customer focus.
FUSO 2015 “Customer Number One in Japan”
Under “Customer Number One in Japan,” the company aims to significantly enhance customer satisfaction through further focus on product satisfaction, trust-based sales and dependable service, on the foundation of its industry leading fuel-efficient products.
The 5 pillars under FUSO 2015, the company’s holistic improvement program aimed to increase operational excellence in all aspects, are: ‘Leader in Green Innovation,’ ‘Profitable Global Player,’ ‘Efficiency Leader,’ ‘Customer Number One in Japan,’ and ‘Employer Number One.’ Through FUSO 2015, the company aims for significant increase in global sales, including an overall target to double international sales volume to over 200,000 units annually.


Based in Kawasaki, Japan, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) is one of Asia's leading commercial vehicle manufacturers. In 2011, the company sold a total of about 147,700 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.