Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation

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Fuso Unveils All-New “Canter Guts” Light-Duty Truck
For Japanese Market

November 8, 2012
•  Based on Reciprocal OEM Supply Agreement with Nissan
•  All-New “Canter Guts” to Add New Range 1.5-Ton Payload Class to Overall Wide Fuso Product Portfolio
•  Another Step Forward in Company’s 5-Pillar Growth Strategy “FUSO 2015”
•  Available from January 15, 2013, at Japan Dealer Locations
Kawasaki - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, today launched its all-new “Canter Guts” light-duty truck model for the Japanese market. The new model “Canter Guts,” will add a new range 1.5-ton payload class to the existing renowned “Canter” light-duty truck series which will now cover an even wider product range from 1.5-ton payload class trucks to the most fuel-efficient hybrid trucks. The enriched “Canter” light-duty truck series will be available at Mitsubishi Fuso dealerships and regional sales centers across Japan from January 15, 2013.
Today’s milestone is based on the strategic partnership between Daimler AG and Renault-Nissan Alliance announced on April 7, 2010. A basic agreement regarding reciprocal original equipment manufacturer (OEM) supply was reached between MFTBC and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (Nissan) on June 29, 2012, with an agreement for Nissan to supply the base “Atlas F24” light-duty truck to MFTBC. On November 8, the formal contract has been concluded between the companies.
Main Characteristics of the “Canter Guts” Light-Duty Truck Model
•  Compliant to the world’s most stringent JP09 emission regulations (Japan Post New Long-Term Emission Regulations)
•  All 2WD models certified as “Excellent” Low Emission Vehicle designated by nine prefectures and cities in Japan.
•  Part-time 4WD model variations offered.
•  Two-pedal 6AMT (6-speed automatic mechanical transmission) delivering class-leading fuel economy and powerful performance for stress-free city driving. 5-speed manual transmission with over-drive.
•  Adopting an independent double wishbone front suspension to ensure superior driving comfort and driving stability coupled with a leaf rigid rear suspension for reinforced durability.
•  First to achieve 4.2-meter minimum rotation radius (2WD Short Body Model) in the 1.5-ton payload class light-duty truck segment, delivering outstanding smooth turning and easy handling on narrow roads and sharp curves in urban areas.
Canter Guts Light-Duty Truck
Canter Guts Light-Duty Truck
Engine Specifications
Vehicle powered by “ZD30DDTi” 2.953-liter turbo-diesel engine with intercooler, adopting a common rail high pressure injection system and crude EGR coupled with DPF designed to effectively remove PM (particle matter). This overall contributes to an overall achievement of 30% lower PM emissions level than the regulatory requirements, while at the same time complying with the JP09 Emission Regulations (Japan Post New Long-Term Emission Regulations).
Engine Type ZD30DDTi
Version DOHC turbo-diesel engine with intercooler
Engine Capacity (ℓ) 2.953
Maximum Output (NET) 81 kW (110 PS) / 2800 rpm
Maximum Torque (NET) 276 Nm(28.1 kgfm / 1260-2800 rpm
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.

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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 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.

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