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Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC; headquarters: Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture; President and CEO Hartmut Schick), a leading commercial vehicle manufacturer under the umbrella of Daimler Trucks Asia (DTA), has introduced 6 new variants of its medium-duty Fighter truck at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) in Jakarta, Indonesia.
With this latest wave of Fighter variants, customers in Indonesia will be able to choose from three axle configurations (4×2, 6×2, 6×4), various wheelbases ranging from 5,000 mm to 7,100 mm, and engine outputs of up to 270 hp. A total of 15 variants of the Fighter will now be available in the Indonesian market, where medium-duty trucks have been one of the fastest-growing segments in commercial vehicles within the last several years. By offering a line-up including extended wheelbases, MFTBC is providing an answer to efficiency-focused business owners in a market where construction-related uses have soared due to public investment projects. Rising global commodity prices have also pushed the demand for logistics solutions in mining and agriculture, both of which are major drivers of the Indonesian economy. The 4×2 and 6×2 drivetrain configurations are best suited for operations requiring maneuverability, fuel-efficiency, and payload, while the 6×4 provides better traction and stability for off-road routes and inclement weather.
All Fighter trucks are installed with Runner Telematics, which allows customers to monitor vehicle location, usage and maintenance, as well as job status. These features are easily accessible via laptop, tablet, and mobile phone. The Fighter and its telematics system matches the heightening demand for technological sophistication in trucks, which has been propelled by the increasing professionalization of transportation solution providers in Indonesia.
All Fighter trucks sold in Indonesia, including the latest variants, are shipped as knock-down kits (KD) from the MFTBC plant in Kawasaki, Japan, before they are locally assembled by PT Krama Yudha Ratu Motor in East Jakarta. They are then distributed through PT Krama Yudha Tiga Berlian Motors (KTB), a local joint venture with Mitsubishi Corporation. KTB has been integral to the continuation of the FUSO brand’s long history in Indonesia, where it has been the market leader for nearly 50 years. FUSO’s highest-volume product in Indonesia is the light-duty Colt Diesel, which is also exhibited at this year’s GIIAS.
Florian Laudan, Head of Communications, Daimler Trucks Asia
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Humza Ahmad, Manager, International and Domestic PR,
Corporate Communications, MFTBC
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FUSO at a Glance
FUSO is a Daimler Truck brand, covering nearly all regions around the world. FUSO’s light-duty to heavy-duty trucks (GVW 3.5–49 tons), vans, industrial engines, and buses are sold in more than 170 markets. The FUSO brand is based on four core brand values: Trusted Quality, Economic Efficiency, Solid & Functional Design, and Committed Services.
Daimler Trucks Asia at a Glance
Daimler Trucks Asia (DTA) is an organizational unit that jointly operates Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) – an icon of the Japanese commercial vehicle industry with more than 80 years of history – and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), a young challenger in the Indian market. DTA has a strategic business model that allows its group entities to collaborate in product development, production, exports, sourcing and research activity to provide the best of value products.
MFTBC at a Glance
Based in Kawasaki, Japan, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) is one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers. In 2018, the company sold a total of 160,000 vehicles including light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks and buses under the FUSO brand, with 89.29% of its shares owned by Daimler AG and10.71% by various Mitsubishi group companies. MFTBC is an integral part of the Daimler Trucks division of Daimler AG.