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Latest Generation Fuso Canter Truck Unveiled in Japan


Kawasaki, Japan

* Full model change introduced for Japan market
* Successful model with enhanced efficiency, environmental compatibility, safety, and design
* First light-duty truck to meet Japanís new emission regulations

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) unveiled the latest generation of the light-duty Canter truck in Tokyo/Kawasaki, Japan. Fuso-affiliated dealers and regional sales centers all over Japan began offering the new Canter. Following the launch on the Japanese market, the new truck will roll out on Fuso export markets worldwide beginning in 2011.

The new Canter meets the Japan New Long-Term Emission Regulations (JP09) introduced in 2010. Boasting the lowest fuel consumption values in the light truck segment, the entire series also meets Japanís fuel efficiency standard for trucks, which will go into effect in 2015.

The new Canter is powered by the light and highly efficient Fuso 4P10 diesel engine with low fuel consumption. This engine for the light-duty trucks segment substantially reduces emissions of nitrogen oxides, particulate matter, and CO2. The new engine generation is also very economical. As demonstrated in practical testing, the optimization of the powertrain can improve fuel efficiency by between five and eight percent compared to the previous model, depending on driving conditions. In addition, the engine brake, which is now fitted as standard, reduces the wear on the brakes and cuts maintenance costs by up to 20 percent due to the decreased amount of work required.

The new Fuso Canter is fitted with the Duonic dual-clutch transmission, making it the first commercial vehicle to feature this type of transmission as standard. The Duonic dual-clutch transmission combines the advantages of automated driving with those of a manual transmission. However, it reduces fuel consumption compared to a fully automatic converter transmission and therefore also cuts emissions.

The Fuso Canterís interior and exterior design has also been completely revamped, with improvements in the frame design, axle suspension, and brake system that make the vehicle lighter and safer than its predecessor.


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