Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation

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Fuso Unveils "Fuel Efficient Truck"
and Next-Generation Product Design

April 5, 2012
•  “Fuel Efficient Truck”: 10% Better Fuel Efficiency Compared to Conventional Model
•  Technologies to be Adopted on Fuso Super Great Heavy-Duty Truck Model
•  Premiere of Next-Generation Product Design Eying Transportation in 2032
•  Fuso Commitment to FUSO 2015 “Leader in Green Innovation”
Kawasaki - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, today unveiled its advanced engineered “Fuel Efficient Truck” and its “FUSO-Concept II” next-generation product design concept.
“Our representation here today, is our commitment to leading the industry in fuel efficiency,” said Mr. Gustav Tuschen, MFTBC Vice President of Product Engineering. “We definitely continue our offensive in advanced propulsion systems like hybrid and electric. But further optimization of conventional diesel power is our homework. And Fuso is committed to extending its leadership in this area.”
According to Mr. Tuschen, the newly developed Fuso “Fuel Efficient Truck” realizes more than 10% better fuel efficiency compared to the conventional heavy-duty truck model, through improvements other than from power train technologies, such as optimization of vehicle aerodynamics, lightweight body design, optimized electricity management including solar power generation, and low-resistance tires.
Selected technologies are planned for adoption in series production models of Super Great heavy-duty truck models.
Fuel Efficient Truck
Main Characteristics of the Fuel Efficient Truck
•  Newly developed drag foiler and side spoilers for optimizing aerodynamics
•  Adoption of alternator power generation control
•  Solar battery power generation
In addition to these technologies, the vehicle body itself is designed lighter, and low-resistance tires are adopted. As a result, the vehicle overall achieves more than 10% fuel efficiency improvement.
Fuel Efficient Truck
FUSO-Concept II
FUSO-Concept II” is a design concept model of a heavy-duty truck eying the commercial vehicles market in 2032, the 100th anniversary year of the Fuso brand.
Mr. Tuschen continued, “The commercial vehicles industry in twenty years will see the Asian transportation network fully interconnected to Europe. In addition to this, advanced technologies will also see a leap, such as realization of auto-vehicle platooning system and significant advance in battery and fuel cell technologies.”
Based on such predictions, FUSO-Concept II foresees trucks on the Asian Highway AH1 connecting Tokyo and Istanbul in 2032.
Main Characteristics of the FUSO-Concept II
•  Designed to improve aerodynamics and payload efficiency
•  Solar panel-generated hybrid technology
•  Incorporation of auto-vehicle platooning system
FUSO 2015 “Leader in Green Innovation”
The technologies presented by Fuso are in line with “FUSO 2015,” the company’s five-pillar growth strategy for the future introduced in October 2011. One of the five pillars is “Leader in Green Innovation,” meaning the company focuses on advances in Green Products, Green Factory and Infrastructure and Green Supply Chain to achieve an aggregate CO2 reduction of 7.5% by 2015. Development of the Fuel Efficient Truck is one key step in achieving this goal.
The company plans to further enhance its fuel efficiency leadership position in conventionally-powered diesel vehicles, while pushing forward with advanced technologies like hybrid-electric and all-electric vehicles. In the hybrid truck segment, the company intends to launch its latest new Canter Eco Hybrid light-duty truck in spring 2012 in Japan, followed by international market roll-outs in 2012.
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.