Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation

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FUSO Develops New Medium-Duty Truck
With Largest Payload Capacity in its Weight Class

February 24, 2014
•  Based on the Canter light-duty truck technical platform
•  A real payload champion with up to 6 ton payload capacity
•  A true efficient medium-duty truck developed under the concept of compactness and high maneuverability
•  Market introduction underway in more than 40 countries around the world
Kawasaki, Japan – Daimler Truck’s most popular truck ‘Canter’ is opening up a new dimension. Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, today announced it has developed a new GVW 8.55-ton medium-duty truck, based on the existing Canter light-duty technical platform, now underway with its global rollout.
According to Mr. Kai-Uwe Seidenfuss, MFTBC Senior Vice President of Sales & After Sales: “The all-new Canter medium-duty truck is a weight-lifting champion. Designed for optimum capacity without compromising on compactness or maneuverability, the new Canter 8.55-ton truck sets the benchmark in offering customers the largest payload in its weight class. The Canter continues to pave the way in the global trucking industry.”
The newly developed Canter 8.55-ton medium-duty truck with a payload of up to 6 tons is making its way in more than 40 countries around the globe. For the European market, the new medium-duty truck is now in production at MFTBC’s Tramagal, Portugal, plant now celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
Main characteristics of the all-new Canter medium-duty truck
The newly developed Canter medium-duty truck with a permissible gross vehicle weight of 8.55 tons allows for a class-topping chassis payload of up to 6 tons, and as such offers customers largest payload capacity available in the market in its weight class. The features of the Canter medium-duty truck is the very embodiment of the compact truck and features a high degree of maneuverability.
Complete with a smart design and as efficient as ever, the Canter truck is at your service. Key innovations include DUONIC®, the world’s first dual-clutch automatic transmission for commercial trucks. An optimized powertrain sharply reduces fuel consumption while guaranteeing an even safer, smoother drive. The bottom line – the Canter truck offers greater efficiency and a smoother ride at every turn.
All-new Canter 8.55-ton medium-duty truck
All-new Canter 8.55-ton medium-duty truck

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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 2013, the company sold a total of about 172,400 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.