Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation

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Fuso Starts Export of Aero Star Large City Route Bus for Australia,
First Completely Built-Up Large Bus for Export in Company’s History

March 29, 2013
•  Pilot project running at the transport bureau in Sydney, Australia, since March 2013
•  Official sales contract closing planned for June 2013
Kawasaki - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, today announced it will start export and sales of its large city route bus Aero Star for the Australian market. Today’s milestone represents a leap forward in the company’s overall efforts under its 5-pillar growth strategy “FUSO 2015,” marking a historical moment to start export of completely built-up large buses out from Japan.
The transport bureau in Sydney Australia has started a pilot project to test Fuso Aero Star large city route bus. The official sales contract is expected to conclude around June 2013.
“Today’s milestone, the start of export of our Aero Star large city route bus for Australia, marks an important step forward for our global bus operations,” said Mr. Hiromitsu Hashiguchi, MFTBC Director and Head of Fuso Bus Unit. “Our Rosa small bus has well established its presence and acceptance in the Australian market, and we strongly believe that our class-leading environmentally friendly Aero Star will do the same. Overall, we are determined to expanding our bus export business based on market demand and requirements.”
Specifications of Fuso Aero Star Large City Route Bus for Australia:
Model MP37FM
Seat Capacity 66 seats (Crew seat, 63 passenger seats, and space for 2 wheelchairs)
Engine 6M60, 7.5L Inter Cooler Turbo Diesel
Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
Length 11,010 mm
Height 3,120 mm
Width 2,490 mm
Aero Star Large City Route Bus
Aero Star Large City Route Bus

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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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