FUSO Holds World Premiere of New Gasoline-Powered Cabovers at the NTEA Work Truck Show 2017 in Indianapolis, IN


Indianapolis, IN — Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (FUSO) announced the development of a new gasoline powertrain for its FE Series medium-duty cabover trucks. The company also showed a prototype of the new truck at its press conference at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis on Wednesday, March 15. This addition to the FUSO line reflects a significant expansion of the firm’s commercial truck product line.

According to Jecka Glasman, FUSO’s president and CEO, “We are very excited to hold the world premiere of our new gasoline-powered FE Series cabover trucks here at The Work Truck Show. We have partnered with PSI, General Motors Powertrain and Allison to provide what we believe will be the most competitive gas-powered medium-duty cabovers in the market.”

All three FUSO models, the FE130, FE160 and FE180, will be powered by a PSI-GMPT Vortec Series 6.0L V8, coupled to a best-in-class Allison 1000 6-speed automatic transmission—making these the only gas trucks in their class to offer PTO capability. Glasman notes, “FUSO has put together this exclusive engine/transmission package to provide unmatched power and versatility for our customers, and the Class 5 FE180 will offer the largest payload available in a gas-powered medium-duty truck.”

The new V8 gas engine models will also be the first FUSO vehicles to be assembled in the United States. Daimler’s Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation will perform the work at its Gaffney, SC, plant, using engines and transmissions built in the U.S., and chassis, cabs and axles sourced from FUSO in Europe and Japan.

As mentioned, FUSO is offering this powerful gas truck not only in Class 3 and 4, but also as the industry’s only Class 5 gas-powered model. Operators can take advantage of its best-in-class payload capacity when operating this larger truck. Customer trials for the new FE Series gas trucks are scheduled to start in 4Q2017, with full market launch to follow in 1Q2018, as 2019 model year.

Otto Schmid, FUSO’s Director, Product Management, noted, “While the new VortecV8 represents a robust new powertrain for us, we are happy to report that we have adapted these drivetrains to our standard cab-chassis configurations—so customers and upfitters will find the same familiar 33.5” wide frame, same body attachment capability, wheelbases, cab-to-axle dimensions, and box sizes as they’ve enjoyed with our low-cost-of-ownership turbocharged diesel cabovers. And using the Allison transmission has allowed us to offer the only gas-powered trucks with provision for powering auxiliary equipment like reefers and liftgates via optional PTO capability.”

For more information on all of these new products, visit www.mitfuso.com.

À propos de Mitsubishi Fuso

Ayant son siège social dans le comté de Logan au New Jersey, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) est une filiale de Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, basée à Kawasaki, Japon, une partie intégrante de la division des camions Daimler de Daimler AG. En activité en Amérique du Nord depuis plus de 30 ans, MFTA se concentre sur la fabrication de camions offrant le coût total de possession le plus bas de leur catégorie. Ses camions diesel poids moyen et à cabine surélevée de classes 3 à 5 sont offerts par l’intermédiaire d’un réseau de plus de 200 concessionnaires partout aux États-Unis, au Canada, à Puerto Rico et à Guam. Mitsubishi Fuso a vendu plus de 100 000 camions à transmission manuelle, à quatre roues motrices et à cabine d’équipe en Amérique du Nord pour combler les besoins de transport pour une grande variété d’entreprises et d’industries, dont l’industrie des boissons et des traiteurs, pour la livraison de marchandises réfrigérées ou solides, pour la récupération de véhicules, le remorquage, la lutte antiparasitaire, la plomberie, la construction légère et l’aménagement paysager. Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements, visitez le www.mitfuso.com, suivez FusoTruck sur Twitter, ou aimez FusoTruck sur Facebook.

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Bryan C. Allen
Marketing Manager
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc.

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