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Mitsubishi Fuso Acquires Equity Positions in Two Leading Indonesia Truck Companies

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), an integral part of Daimler Trucks, today announced that it has acquired equity positions in P.T. Krama Yudha Tiga Berlian Motors (KTB) and P.T. Mitsubishi Krama Yudha Motors and Manufacturing (MKM), two leading Indonesia truck and automotive companies. The transaction underlines MFTBC’s commitment to Indonesia, which is the company’s largest market after Japan. Mitsubishi Fuso is the number-one commercial vehicle brand in Indonesia, with over 50 percent market share. Over the past five years, MFTBC has sold over 175,000 units in Indonesia.
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Mitsubishi Fuso Hybrid Vehicles Constitute Key Part of Daimler’s “Shaping Future Transportation” Initiative

Hybrid commercial vehicles from Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) form a key element of the new, “Shaping Future Transportation” initiative from Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses. The Canter Eco Hybrid light-duty truck and Mitsubishi Fuso hybrid city buses already are in operation in Japan. Mitsubishi Fuso will begin customer trials of hybrid trucks in Europe by the end of the year. At the same time, it will continue cooperation within Daimler Trucks on overall hybrid development and implementation.
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Mitsubishi Fuso Makes Major Enhancements to Commercial Vehicle Product Line in Thailand

Mitsubishi Fuso today launched two, key new products for the Thailand market. The FV heavy-duty truck-tractor, a 6×4 vehicle with gross combination weight (gcw) of 50.5 tons, is designed to deliver high levels of economy, safety and comfort in towing heavy loads. The FM medium-duty truck, with 15-ton gross vehicle weight (gvw), delivers significant advantages in efficiency, performance and safety, while featuring a dramatic and highly functional design.
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Mitsubishi Fuso Launches New Heavy Duty Truck for Malaysia

Fuso FP517

Mitsubishi Fuso today introduced a new heavy-duty truck-tractor for the Malaysia market. The FP517 prime mover truck-tractor is designed for efficient, volume transport of heavy-duty loads. The product with 37-ton gross combination weight (gcw) was unveiled at customer, dealer and press events held today in the Kuala Lumpur area. read more »

Mitsubishi Fuso Unveils Latest Medium-Duty Trucks For the U.S., Canada

Mitsubishi Truck and Bus Corporation, part of DaimlerChrysler’s Truck Group, unveiled its new generation medium-duty trucks for the U.S. and Canada. Known as the FK and FM models in these markets, the trucks incorporate significant enhancements in interior comfort, ergonomics and efficiency, while featuring distinctive new styling. They were introduced at a press conference and test drive event in Amelia, Island, Florida.
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Mitsubishi Fuso Marks 75th Anniversary of “Fuso” Brand Name

Mitsubishi Fuso 75th AnniversaryThree-quarters of a century ago, the Fuso name was first applied to a bus built at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ Kobe Shipyard and Machine Works. Today, the Fuso name is renowned in Asia and around the world, while MFTBC itself is part of DaimlerChrysler’s Truck Group, the world’s largest commercial truck manufacturer. In the next 12 months, MFTBC will observe the brand name’s anniversary at various events and activities, including the Tokyo Motor Show.Harald Boelstler, MFTBC President & CEO, said: “Mitsubishi Fuso looks back with pride on the last 75 years and with gratitude to customers. But the observance of the brand name’s anniversary is mostly about the future…the next 75 years for our customers.

“Looking ahead, Fuso intends to demonstrate its commitment to customers, dealers, distributors, employees, shareholders and society. Along the way, there will be exciting new chapters in the long history of Fuso.”

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DaimlerChrysler Australia/Pacific and Mitsubishi Fuso Join Forces for Further Expansion in Australia

DaimlerChrysler Australia/Pacific (DCAuP) and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation (MFTBC) today announced closer cooperation in the Australia commercial vehicle market. DCAuP will assume full responsibility for wholesale distribution of Mitsubishi Fuso trucks and buses in Australia in the future. The inclusion of Mitsubishi Fuso within DaimlerChryslers wholesale organization is intended to support the further growth of Mitsubishi Fuso – brand trucks and buses in Australia. The move, to be completed by years end, also will create significant efficiencies and foster greater coordination between DaimlerChryslers commercial vehicle brands sold in Australia.

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Mitsubishi Fuso Announces Start of New Initiative in North American Market

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation (MFTBC) today announced the official launch of a new initiative in the North American market. Last July, Mitsubishi Fuso announced a cooperative project with fellow DaimlerChrysler truck brand Sterling Trucks for Sterling to market a light-duty truck based on Fusos highly successful Canter product. Now, Sterling has unveiled the new product offering at the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) show in Atlanta. Called the Sterling 360, the Class 3-5 truck will be available at selected Sterling dealers across North America.

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