Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation announced the launch of an all-new range of Euro IV-compliant light-duty and medium-duty trucks for Indonesia, as the key overseas market transitions to new emissions standards starting April 2022. Twenty-nine vehicle variants across both segments have been optimized according to customer input and a virtual launch event was held in Jakarta on March 24th, 2022.
The light-duty truck formerly known as the Colt Diesel is now being reintroduced as the Canter in Indonesia. It will be available in three power variants (79kW; 100kW; 110kW), two cabin types, and four wheelbases. The 4V21 common rail engine is matched with upgraded exhaust aftertreatment systems to meet Euro IV emissions standards. Power steering has also been installed in all models of the Canter.
MFTBC is also updating and expanding its medium-duty offerings for Indonesia. As with the light-duty vehicles, the medium-duty FUSO line is being reintroduced with new branding under the Fighter X name. The Fighter X has also been adjusted according to customer input with numerous variants suited for diverse tasks. The Fighter X range delivers enhanced vehicle performance with the 6M60 common rail engine, which delivers the greatest torque in the FUSO brand’s product history in Indonesia. This powerful engine is also paired with a newly redesigned 6-speed transmission that contributes to lighter curb weights, maximizing payload. The vehicles now accomodate 11-inch tires to match various types of terrain and loads. The Fighter X for Indonesia also integrates a full air brake system, as well as an anti-lock braking system for additional safety. The updates to the medium-duty lineup are particularly significant as they coincide with the Indonesian market’s transition away from the FUSO model after 35 years of sales. To bridge this shift, 14 Fighter X variants will be introduced to support demanding business needs in logistics, agriculture, and construction. These vehicles will also be assembled locally with KD kits sent from Japan.
The overhaul of the product lineup in Indonesia, the largest export market for MFTBC, represents a major milestone for the FUSO brand. In preparation for this new stage of commercial vehicles in Indonesia, MFTBC conducted intensive local testing with the distributor PT Krama Yudha Tiga Berlian Motors (KTB), a joint venture with Mitsubishi Corporation. More than 1 million km of driving tests were undertaken in real market conditions. Furthermore, during the overall development phase, the function, durability, and reliability of the new Euro IV products were evaluated and adjusted over two years with more than 30 prototype vehicles. With these products, and through close collaboration with KTB, MFTBC aims to continue the FUSO brand’s heritage in Indonesia as the market leader for the past 50 consecutive years.