Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation Launches Modern PUV Class 2 and Class 3 Models

October 11, 2019

Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation Launches Modern PUV Class 2 and Class 3 Models

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Manila, Philippines – Sojitz Fuso Philippines officially launches Class 2 and Class 3 modern PUV models. The Fuso Canter Commute (Class 2) and Fuso Canter Express (Class 3) are Fuso Philippines’ answer to the PUV Modernization program of the Department of Transportation. These two new models were previewed during the company’s formal inauguration last May 10, 2019.

These brand new modern PUVs from Fuso Philippines are designed to be

  • Comfortable
  • Safe
  • Cleaner for the Environment

all in line with the effort to improve public transportation and in compliance with the Philippine National Standards (PNS 2126:2017) Public Utility Vehicles Class 2 and 3 – Dimensions.

Clean and Efficient Canter

The Fuso Canter Commute and Fuso Canter Express are both powered by a clean and fuel efficient yet powerful Euro 4-compliant 3.0L, in-line 4 cylinders, direct injection and turbocharged diesel engine (4M42-3AT2) capable of maximum 125 Ps and 294 N-m of power and torque, and with a 5-speed manual transmission.

Comfortable Canter

Interior of Canter Express
Interior of Canter Commute
  • The Fuso Canter’s 4-way steering wheel adjustment capability – tilt up, tilt down, push down, and pull up (tilt and telescopic adjustments) allows the driver to achieve the perfect driving position.
  • It is the only one in its class to offer an in-dash gear shifter for more effortless gear shifting.
  • Dual air-conditioning system is standard for the comfort of all passengers. The rear air-conditioning has overhead A/C vents running the whole length of the passenger cabin.
  • Adding to the comfort of all passengers are the front and rear double acting hydraulic and telescopic shock absorbers for a smooth ride.

You are Safe with Canter

  • An automatic rear passenger side door (driver-controlled one-push button to open and close) also add to the safety and convenience of all passengers.
  • The LED signage upfront the windshield is a more convenient way of flashing information to the commuters while also being safer for the driver by being located outside his line of sight.
  • 4 CCTV cameras around the Fuso Canter Commute and Fuso Canter Express makes sure that the driver has visibility all around – in front (acting as dashcam), at the back (acts also as reverse camera), and the front and rear interior cabins (for added safety).

The Fuso Canter Commute fits 30 people – 2 in front plus the driver and 17 in side-facing seats (similar to traditional jeepney seats) at the back while still accommodating 10 more standing passengers.

The Fuso Canter Express on the other hand fits 25 people (including driver) who are all seated. Seats at the back are all front-facing (similar to buses) in accordance to the PNS 2126:2017.

Both the Fuso Canter Commute and Fuso Canter Express sit on the Fuso Canter FE73 model which assures its longevity and reliability. The Fuso Canter is one of the most trusted light-duty truck model in the industry. Since these 2 new PUV models from Fuso are based on the Canter model, they are cab-tilting for an easier access to the engine bay resulting to easier maintenance. Furthermore, the Fuso Canter models now have a 10,000 km Preventive Maintenance Service (PMS) interval for less downtime and more savings.

These Fuso modern PUV models, the Canter Commute and the Canter Express were designed and are assembled locally in collaboration with Fuso’s accredited body-builders, Almazora Motors Corporation and Centro Manufacturing Corporation.

FUSO at a Glance

FUSO is a Daimler Truck brand, covering nearly all regions around the world. FUSO’s light-duty to heavy-duty trucks (GVW 3.5 – 49 tons), vans, industrial engines, and buses are sold in more than 170 markets. The FUSO brand is based on four core brand values; Trusted Quality, Economic Efficiency, Solid & Functional Design, and Committed Services.

Sojitz Corporation

As a general trading company, the Sojitz Group is engaged in a wide range of business globally, including buying, selling, importing, and exporting goods, manufacturing and selling products, providing services, and planning and coordinating projects, in Japan and overseas. The Group also invests in various sectors and conducts financing activities. The broad range of sectors in which Sojitz operates includes those related to automobiles, plants, energy, mineral resources, chemicals, foodstuff resources, agricultural and forestry resources, consumer goods, and industrial parks. Sojitz has run so many kinds of automotive business all over the world such as CKD production, wholesale, and retail. In the case of the business in the Philippines, Sojitz has been engaged to the automotive business since 1969.

Sojitz Fuso Philippines Holds First Fuso Experience Test Drive

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Laguna, Philippines – Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation (SFP) treated select fleet accounts and local motoring journalists to an exclusive preview and test drive event on October 8, 2019. Fuso’s medium-duty and heavy-duty models, the FI and the FJ, were available for test drive while the Canter Commute and Canter Express, Fuso’s Classes 2 and 3 modern PUVs, were present for close inspection. SFP took this opportunity to also preview and let the select attendees experience its upcoming heavy-duty tractor model, the Super Great.

SFP understands that it is unusual for the decision-makers in businesses to be able to experience first-hand and learn more about the trucks they purchase. The Fuso Experience allowed them to do so and SFP is confident that their products speak for themselves; the current Fuso FI, FJ, and Super Great models are results of Fuso’s more than 80 years of international truck manufacturing experience originating from Japan, and currently infused with German technology owing to being part of the Daimler Truck Group since 2006.

The guests were personally met and accommodated by no less than SFP’s President & CEO, Mr. Takatsugu Nitanai. “Part of this Fuso Experience is not only experiencing our products. We do not just try to sell you trucks. We are here to be your business partner. After you purchase the trucks from us, we will still be there for any aftersales support you may need. This is the real Fuso experience, having a business partner in me and in every one from SFP.” lauded Nitanai-san during the event.

The units which the guests had the chance to inspect and drive around a controlled environment were the following:

  1. FI 1217R medium-duty truck
    • 6-wheeler
    • 22 feet loading span
    • 11.9T GVW
    • Powered by a 4D37 3.9L Turbocharged Direct Injection Diesel engine
  2. FJ 2528R heavy-duty truck
    • 10-wheeler
    • Natural 32 feet loading span
    • 25T GVW
    • Powered by a 6S20 6-cylinder 6.4L Turbocharged Direct Injection Diesel engine
  3. FV Super Great tractor (soon-to-be launched)
    • 10-wheeler
    • 55T maximum GCW
    • Powered by an OM457 12L Turbocharged Direct Injection Diesel engine
    • 12-speed Intelligent & Innovative Mechanical Automatic Transmission (INOMAT – II)

FUSO at a Glance

FUSO is a Daimler Truck brand, covering nearly all regions around the world. FUSO’s light-duty to heavy-duty trucks (GVW 3.5 – 49 tons), vans, industrial engines, and buses are sold in more than 170 markets. The FUSO brand is based on four core brand values; Trusted Quality, Economic Efficiency, Solid & Functional Design, and Committed Services.

Sojitz Corporation

As a general trading company, the Sojitz Group is engaged in a wide range of business globally, including buying, selling, importing, and exporting goods, manufacturing and selling products, providing services, and planning and coordinating projects, in Japan and overseas. The Group also invests in various sectors and conducts financing activities. The broad range of sectors in which Sojitz operates includes those related to automobiles, plants, energy, mineral resources, chemicals, foodstuff resources, agricultural and forestry resources, consumer goods, and industrial parks. Sojitz has run so many kinds of automotive business all over the world such as CKD production, wholesale, and retail. In the case of the business in the Philippines, Sojitz has been engaged to the automotive business since 1969.

September 7, 2019

Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation Formally Starts Operations

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Manila, Philippines – Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation (SFP), the newly appointed General Distributor of Fuso trucks and bus held its inauguration on May 10, 2019 at The Filinvest Tent in Muntinlupa City.

SFP, headed by its President & CEO Takatsugu Nitanai, is a 100% owned subsidiary of Sojitz Corporation, a Japanese general trading and investment company engaged in diversified businesses around the world and with extensive experience in various automotive markets.

From left: Mr. Marco Y. Medina, Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation Vice President for Marketing and Sales; Mr. Thomas Hilse, Daimler South East Asia Pte. Ltd. Chief Executive Officer; Mr. Takatsugu Nitanai, Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation President and CEO; Mr. Mark Richmund de Leon, DOTr Under Secretary; Mr. Hideo Hatada, Sojitz Corporation Automotive Division 3 General Manager

Fuso trucks and buses have been available in the Philippines since 1969. A leading Japanese commercial vehicle manufacturer across many markets, it is known primarily for its high quality. Now under the Daimler Group, it becomes an integral part of the world’s biggest commercial vehicle manufacturer together with the other Daimler Truck brands; Mercedes Benz, Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses, and BharatBenz.

Addressing the guests at the ceremony, Mr. Nitanai said, “We aspire for Fuso to be the first choice of commercial vehicle brand for businesses here in the Philippines. We will treat it as our mission to be able to provide a Fuso truck for every need of Filipino businessmen and women.”

Present also at the ceremony was Mr. Thomas Hilse, CEO, Daimler Commercial Vehicles South East Asia Pte. Ltd. together with Mr. Antonio Randazzo, Vice-President of FUSO Sales & Customer Services, South East Asia.

Ribbon cutting of Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation’s headquarters held on May 7, 2019. From left: Mr. Michael Kamper, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) Senior Vice President (Head of Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service); Mr. Takatsugu Nitanai, Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation President and CEO; Mr. Hiroto Murai, Sojitz Corporation Automotive Division Executive Officer and COO

Fuso currently offers a diverse model of trucks and bus ranging from the light-duty Canter series (4-wheeler and 6-wheelers), medium-duty Fuso FI and FJ, and heavy-duty guises of the Fuso FJ in cargo and rigid configurations. Fuso also offers the Rosa light-duty bus in three (3) different seating capacities.

Mr. Mark Medina, SFP’s Vice President for Marketing and Sales, made a promise saying, “Being an exclusive distributor of the Fuso brand, SFP is passionate to grow the brand and the business. At the same time, new models will be introduced in the coming months to further serve various requirements and in parallel, the dealer network expansion will be accelerated to ensure that aftersales support is available across the country.”

SFP’s headquarters is located in 23rd Floor, Tower 1, Insular Life Corporate Center, Insular Life Drive, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang 1781, Muntinlupa City.

Contact
Mr. Franz Saballa, (+63 2) 234 2484, fl.saballa@fuso.com.ph
Mr. Ray Leonardo, (+63 2) 234 2484, rd.leonardo@fuso.com.ph

FUSO at a Glance
FUSO is a Daimler Truck brand, covering nearly all regions around the world. FUSO’s light-duty to heavy-duty trucks (GVW 3.5 – 49 tons), vans, industrial engines, and buses are sold in more than 170 markets. The FUSO brand is based on four core brand values; Trusted Quality, Economic Efficiency, Solid & Functional Design, and Committed Services.

MFTBC at a Glance
Based in Kawasaki, Japan, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) is one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer. 89.29% of its shares are owned by Daimler AG and 10.71% by various Mitsubishi group companies. MFTBC is an integral part of the Daimler Trucks division of Daimler AG.

Daimler Trucks Asia at a Glance
Daimler Trucks Asia (DTA) is an organizational unit that jointly operates Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) – an icon of the Japanese commercial vehicle industry with more than 80 years of history – and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), a young challenger in the Indian market. DTA has a strategic business model that allows its group entities to collaborate in product development, production, exports, sourcing, and research activity to provide the best of value products.

Sojitz Corporation
As a general trading company, the Sojitz Group is engaged in a wide range of business globally, including buying, selling, importing, and exporting goods, manufacturing and selling products, providing services, and planning and coordinating projects, in Japan and overseas. The Group also invests in various sectors and conducts financing activities. The broad range of sectors in which Sojitz operates includes those related to automobiles, plants, energy, mineral resources, chemicals, foodstuff resources, agricultural and forestry resources, consumer goods, and industrial parks. Sojitz has run so many kinds of automotive business all over the world such as CKD production, wholesale, and retail. In the case of the business in the Philippines, Sojitz has been engaged to the automotive business since 1969.

November 22, 2018

Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation appointed new General Distributor for FUSO in the Philippines

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  • Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation (SFP) to become General Distributor dedicated to FUSO trucks and buses in the Philippines
  • SFP to assume operation in first quarter of 2019
  • Separation of commercial vehicles business in line with Daimler’s global customer dedication strategy
  • 2 new dealerships inaugurated in September/ October this year to strengthen local sales and service network
  • Mr. Thomas Hilse, CEO of Daimler Commercial Vehicles South East Asia Pte. Ltd.: “The Philippines is one of the fastest growing markets in this key region. We appreciate MMPC’s long-term support in this crucial market and are proud to tie up with SFP – a reliable local partner solely dedicated to our trucks and buses – to step up our game. This new strategic setup will allow us to ensure utmost customer dedication with our products and services at all times.”

Manila, Philippines / Kawasaki, Japan, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), part of Daimler Trucks, announced that it will appoint Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation (SFP) as its new General Distributor (GD) for FUSO products in the Philippines, replacing Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC). The newly formed business unit under Sojitz Corporation will assume operations in the first quarter of 2019.

The signing ceremony took place in Manila on October 26th, with representatives from Sojitz Corporation (Mr. Hideo Hatada, General Manager of Automotive Dept. 3), Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation (Mr. Takatsugu Nitanai, President & CEO) and Daimler Commercial Vehicles Southeast Asia (Mr. Thomas Hilse, CEO).

During the event, Mr. Thomas Hilse, CEO of Daimler Commercial Vehicles South East Asia Pte. Ltd. stated: “The Philippines is one of the fastest growing markets in this key region. We appreciate MMPC’s long-term support in this crucial market and are proud to tie up with SFP – a reliable local partner solely dedicated to our trucks and buses – to step up our game. This new strategic setup will allow us to ensure utmost customer dedication with our products and services at all times.”

FUSO vehicles have been sold in the Philippines since 1969. The current FUSO range encompasses light, medium and heavy duty trucks as well as light buses shipped as complete built units (CBU).

Public investments under the current administration in infrastructure projects such as expressways, expansion of airports and flood control projects have seen an increased need for heavy duty trucks. The launch of the medium FJ1823 and heavy FJ2528C FUSO trucks this year underline FUSO’s commitment to offer the right product mix to fully meet future market needs in the Philippines.

The existing FUSO dealer network under MMPC will be transferred to SFP. A mutual agreement between MMPC, Sojitz and MFTBC has been reached to guarantee smooth continuation of the FUSO business. To further strengthen the local sales and service network, three FUSO dedicated dealerships have been inaugurated to date. These are: Diamond Motors Corporation in North Metro Manila (December 2016), Best Southern Genesis Motors Inc. in Kawit (September 2018), Carworld Inc. in Pampanga (October 2018). In addition, MFTBC aims to increase “FUSO-only” dealerships in strategic locations across the Philippines over the next few years.

The move to a local general distributor dedicated to commercial vehicles is part of Daimler’s global strategy to allow its business units to exclusively focus on their respective customers’ needs. Moreover, since 2016, Daimler started to establish Regional Centers in major regions worldwide to intensify relationships with its local markets and customers in the commercial vehicle sector.

Media Contact
Florian Laudan, Head of Communications, Daimler Trucks Asia
Phone: +81 44 330-7970 E-mail: florian.laudan@daimler.com
Humza Ahmad, Manager, International and Domestic PR, Corporate Communications, MFTBC
Phone: +81 44 330-7857 E-mail: humza.ahmad@daimler.com

FUSO at a Glance
FUSO is a Daimler Truck brand, covering nearly all regions around the world. FUSO’s light-duty to
heavy-duty trucks (GVW 3.5–49 tons), vans, industrial engines, and buses are sold in more than 170
markets. The FUSO brand is based on four core brand values; Trusted Quality, Economic Efficiency,
Solid & Functional Design, and Committed Services.

MFTBC at a Glance
Based in Kawasaki, Japan, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) is one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer. 89.29% of its shares are owned by Daimler AG and10.71% by various Mitsubishi group companies. MFTBC is an integral part of the Daimler Trucks division of Daimler AG.

Daimler Trucks Asia at a Glance
Daimler Trucks Asia (DTA) is an organizational unit that jointly operates Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) – an icon of the Japanese commercial vehicle industry with more than 80 years of history – and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), a young challenger in the Indian market. DTA has a strategic business model that allows its group entities to collaborate in product development, production, exports, sourcing and research activity to provide the best of value products.

Sojitz Corporation
As a general trading company, the Sojitz Group is engaged in a wide range of businesses globally, including buying, selling, importing, and exporting goods, manufacturing and selling products, providing services, and planning and coordinating projects, in Japan and overseas. The Group also invests in various sectors and conducts financing activities. The broad range of sectors in which Sojitz operates includes those related to automobiles, plants, energy, mineral resources, chemicals, foodstuff resources, agricultural and forestry resources, consumer goods, and industrial parks. Sojitz has run so many kinds of automotive business all over the world such as CKD production, wholesale, and Retail. In the case of the business in Philippine, Sojitz has been engaged to the automotive business since 1969

October 26, 2018

A New FUSO Dealership in Pampanga

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Bacolor, Pampanga, October 26, 2018 – Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) together with Carworld Incorporated (CWI) recently inaugurated its new FUSO dealership outlet last October 26, 2018. Strategically homed at one of the fastest progressing municipalities in Pampanga, the newly opened Carworld FUSO – Pampanga, Inc. is now ready to serve the logistical and key transportation requirements of the province and the rest of Central Luzon. With a lot area of approximately 4,681 square meters which includes a full-size showroom as well as six (6) work bays handled by FUSO certified technicians, Carworld FUSO – Pampanga, Inc. together with its competent team is now ready to give the best FUSO customer service experience.

The new FUSO dealership is under the management of Carworld Incorporated which is an integral arm of Laus Auto Group, one of the most prominent automotive retailer in the Central Luzon Region. “Overall, FUSO would not be what it is today without its fruitful partnership with Carworld Incorporated throughout the decades. This momentous event symbolizes FUSO’s vision of expanding the commercial vehicle business in order to provide every Filipino with the right product and service investments that they deserve.” said Mr. Dante C. Santos, Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Corporate Secretary of Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation.

October 7, 2018

FUSO Showcases Canter PUV Class 2 Model

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Pasay City, October 24, 2018 – Last October 24 – 28, 2018 at the 7th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS), Fuso have showcased its PUV Class 2 Model for the Duterte Administration’s PUV Modernization Program (PUVMP). Dubbed as the “Canter Commute”, Fuso’s latest prototype is based on the ever reliable Canter chassis. The Canter Commute complies with the Philippine National Standards (PNS) 2126:2017 “Public Utility Vehicles Class 2 and Class 3 – Dimensions”. In terms of capacity, Fuso’s prototype can pleasantly accommodate a total of 30 passengers (20 Seating + 10 Standing). Comfort wise, the air-condition unit installed is patterned with Fuso’s popular light bus model, Rosa. Air-condition vents are mounted overhead to give the interior an equal distribution of airflow.

In terms of safety and security, CCTVs, Dash Camera, and Reverse Camera are installed. And as for passenger convenience as required by the Omnibus Franchising Guidelines (OFG) of the Department of Transportation, the Canter Commute is equipped with Electronic Signage, Wi-Fi Access System, LCD TV Monitors, and Automatic Fare Collection System (AFCS).

September 27, 2018

New Exclusive FUSO Dealership Inauguration

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Kawit, Cavite, September 27, 2018 – Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation inaugurated its second FUSO Dealership today. This new FUSO Dealership is under the helm of Best Southern Genesis Motors, Inc. (BSGMI), one of the major automotive dealer groups in Southern Tagalog Region.

Homed at one of the fastest progressing municipalities in the country, Kawit, Cavite. BSGMI FUSO – Kawit has a 260-sqm showroom and eight (8) service bays which is fully capable of accommodating vehicle sales, parts, and service requirements of its customers. BSGMI FUSO – Kawit is open from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM from Monday to Saturday.

During the inauguration, FUSO concurrently featured a product presentation of the 2018 FI and FJ trucks. Since its debut at the 6th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS), these two models have become prime choices for commercial businesses today.

With the newly inaugurated BSGMI FUSO – Kawit and the timely upgrade of the FUSO line-up, businesses now have a wider choice for all truck applications and servicing requirements. Looking forward, FUSO aims to augment its product and operational offerings to further address the growing market demand for reliable, durable, and high-quality trucks and buses nationwide.

The FI and FJ models are key steps to FUSO’s vision as the market for medium and heavy duty trucks are steadily increasing. Aside from the Euro-IV emission compliance, FUSO engineered significant ancillary improvements to the FI and FJ models to allow for smoother operations and driver efficiency.

FUSO FI

The 6-wheeler FUSO FI 1217R presents a competitive advantage even among its established peers in the Medium Duty segment. Built for the daily grind of hauling, the truck has a Gross Vehicle Weight (G.V.W.) amounting to 11,990kg, reliably matched with a 6-speed manual transmission for smooth and improved driver turnaround time.
With the new generation 4D37 diesel engine, the FUSO FI can ensure maximum profitability for businesses thanks to an efficient output of 175 Horsepower (Hp) and 520 Newton meters (Nm) of torque, Even at full load, the FI can offer consistent gradeability on the road while keeping operating costs at a minimum.
For improved functionality, the FI 1217R is integrated with a Variable Engine RPM Control that enables the driver or porter to set his or her preferred RPM setting varying from the load required by the Power Take-Off (P.T.O.). The FI is also configured with a Cruise Control option—a feature perfect for reducing driver fatigue, easier shifting of road position and decreasing the likelihood of speed limit violations.
An updated aerodynamic front fascia brings in an aggressive look to the exterior of the 2018 FI model. The new facelift appeals to more than style—the aerodynamic styling of the cab enables better fuel economy and breaks down wind noise for a quieter cabin.
Ancillary improvements on the FI’s cab exterior include the new Solar Windshield—an addition that reduces the amount of heat being transmitted to the cabin— and a wider opening door for ease of ingress and egress of the driver and porter.
The FI also allows for safer driving in low visibility conditions. Auxiliary fog lamps and clear FTSL Auxiliary Lamps within the bumper are now installed to provide drivers with better illumination at night and during inclement weather.
The interiors of the 2018 FI are fitted with LED room lamps for superior luminescence. FUSO has also furnished a new Intelligent Meter Cluster for liquid crystal display that provides all vital driving indicators. As an added convenience factor, the cabin comes with a 1-DIN Radio System which features a USB Port and an additional storage compartment by the cabin’s ceiling.

FUSO FJ

For this year, FUSO has added two (2) robust variants of the FJ model to complement its budding Heavy Duty Line-up. The FJ 2528C 10-wheeler with a G.V.W. of 25,000 kgs., can lade up to 16 cubic meters that varies with the load application. These specifications allows the variant to accommodate various types of body applications — including Mixer and Dump bodies. Powered by the fuel-efficient 6S20 diesel engine, the FJ 2528C is capable of delivering an output of 285 Hp and 1,120 Nm of torque. Paired with a 9-speed manual transmission, the FJ 2528C is well-designed for improved gradeability, better acceleration, and fuel economy. Additionally, FJ 2528C variant comes with a Differential Lock Buzzer that notifies the driver regarding the differential lock on condition.

Similarly suitable for cargo body applications requiring heavier payload capacities, the second variant — namely, the FJ1823R 6-wheeler— possesses a G.V.W. of 18,000 kgs. and a natural loading span of 27 ft. cab to end frame chassis. The FJ 1823R is also powered by the 6S20 diesel engine and is equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission.

For businesses that require a safe, lasting investment, the FJ series is configured with the same durable technology that gives the FI utmost reliability. The added thickness to the frame members, which are also shot-peened and powder-coated for greater surface strength and resistance to corrosion, allow for greater durability. Taller stacks of main and helper springs are also installed to its rear suspension for increased load carrying capability.

Similar to the FUSO FI 1217R, the FJ’s noteworthy upgrades is apparent in the cab exterior across the three (3) variants. The 2018 FJ 2528R, 2528C, and 1823R also supports a modern aerodynamic front fascia design for fuel-efficiency and reduction of cabin noise.

As heavy-duty trucks plying Philippine roads day and night, the added Cruise Control and Variable RPM control will be useful for long-drives across major highways. For better illumination, the FUSO FJ is equipped with new Dual Chamber Headlamps with integrated LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRL).

The 2018 FJ interior comes with improved ergonomics as it is configured with newly designed fabric seat material for additional comfort while travelling and an additional LED Room Lamp for increased brightness within the cabin. The Fuso FJ is also equipped with a 1-DIN Radio System integrated with a USB Port for the driver and porter’s travel convenience.

Safety is another improved factor for the 2018 FJ as all variants are configured with a Seat Belt Reminder and a Central Lock feature to help prevent untimely accidents on the road. The FJ has also been fitted with wider designed doors for the convenience of the crew.

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October 1, 2017

New Mitsubishi Motors dealer outlet and FUSO dealership soon to emerge in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu

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Fast Autoworld Philippines Corp. (FAPC), Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC)’s authorized dealership, broke ground for the establishment of an additional Mitsubishi Motors outlet and first FUSO dealership in Lapu-Lapu City. FAPC – Lapu-Lapu branch is FAPC’s third outlet in Cebu and tenth Mitsubishi outlet in the Visayas and Mindanao regions. Other dealership outlets of FAPC are in Tacloban, Ormoc, Tagbilaran, Dumaguete, Cagayan de Oro, Butuan, and Ozamis.

This construction of an additional Cebuoutletwas decided by the principals of FAPC to address the growing vehicle sales and service demands in the province of Cebu. TheFUSO dealership will also be constructed beside the Mitsubishi Motors Lapu-Lapu branch to specifically attend to the medium to heavy truck requirements of Cebu businesses. These two separate facilities are expected to start operation in November 2018.

The newest additions to MMPC’s current network are located along ML Quezon National Highway Barangay Marigondon, Lapu-Lapu City. The 10,505 square meter land is divided into two to give way to both facilities. An additional 2,790 square meter area is reserved for future expansion.The FAPC – Lapu-Lapu branch will featurea showroom which can flaunt nine (9) car displays. The dealership will also be equipped witha full service center with twenty-three (23) service work bays which can accommodate various services from periodic maintenance to major body pairs of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. Meanwhile, the FUSO outlet of FAPC is going to have a separate showroom which can display up to five (5) light to heavy-duty trucks. This FUSO outlet is also equipped with seven (7) work bays which can cater all types of service for trucks.

The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by MMPC’s Mr. Shigeru Ogura – Managing Director and Executive Vice President for Marketing, Franjudel T. Racadio – Assistant Vice President, Fuso Sales and Marketing, Julius D. Nera – Assistant Vice President for FUSO aftersales, Masaaki Yamada – Senior Manager – Vehicle Sales and Marketing, FAPC Chairman, Mr. Victor S. Chiongbian, Albert S. Chiongbian – Vice Chairman, Ms. Julia V. Menchavez – President. Attending for the local government unit are Honorable Paz C. Radaza – Lapu-lapu city Mayor, Honorable Marcial A. Ycong – Lapu-lapu city Vice Mayor, Honorable Lucrecia M. Amores – Marigondon Barangay Chairman.

December 1, 2016

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines inaugurates its first FUSO dealership outlet FUSO FI and FJ trucks officially unveiled

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First Exclusive FUSO Outlet Inauguration

Manila, December 1, 2016. Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) inaugurates today the very first FUSO dealership outlet in the country that will be dedicated to the sale of brand new Fuso vehicle and aftermarket services. The FUSO dealership, under the management of Diamond Motor Corporation (DMC), is strategically located along Quezon Avenue in Quezon City. With approximately 2,891 square meters lot area, DMC FUSO Quezon Ave. (DMC FUSO QA) is fully-capable of accommodating the aftersales demands of FUSO customers, from Light-Duty up to their Heavy Duty trucks. DMC FUSO QA has a total of five work bays, complete tools, equipment and genuine spare parts, and manufacturer-certified technicians. Its showroom is open to customers from 9:00am until 6:00pm during Monday to Saturday while the service shop is open from 7:00am until 4:00pm from Monday to Friday.

MMPC unveils the FUSO FI and FJ models

MMPC has one of the most comprehensive product line-up in the local automotive industry with vehicles as compact as the Mirage to as large as the FV517 Cargo Truck. Still, in an effort to gain a larger share of the truck market, two new FUSO models were introduced to complement FUSO’s product portfolio. The new FI and FJ models were previewed by the media during the 6th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS) last September 14, 2016 at the World Trade Center. Today, together with the inauguration of the DMC FUSO QA dealership, FUSO FI and FJ were officially unveiled. These two world-class FUSO workhorses will fill in FUSO’s line-up in the medium and heavy-duty category.

FUSO FI

The 6-wheeler FUSO FI 1217R with a Gross Vehicle Weight of 11,990kg is FUSO’s additional entry in the Medium Duty Truck segment. Equipped with a new generation 4D37 diesel engine, the FUSO FI is capable of delivering 172 HP and 520 Nm of torque while lowering operating cost. Its 6-speed manual transmission is designed for smoother operation to improve driving efficiency.

Aside from the high performance powertrain, the durability of the FI is also undisputable. With the deeper and thicker frame members in the chassis that are shot-peened and powder-coated, it gained greater surface strength and resistance to corrosion. The rear suspensions are also installed with taller stack of laminated leaf spring to provide higher capacity to carry bigger loads.

One of the appealing points of the FUSO FI is its new stylish and aerodynamic front fascia design which makes it more fuel efficient and reduces wind noise for a quieter cabin. It is also equipped with wide halogen lamps with manual adjust headlamp leveler allowing the driver to adjust the illumination distance for better road visibility at night, depending on the vehicle load.

The FUSO FI is also the first in its class to have a standard air-conditioning system. Another unique feature of the FUSO FI is the power up/down windows with central door lock system as a standard equipment. It also has a tilt-telescopic steering wheel enabling the driver to set the optimal steering position for his comfort.
For safety features, the FUSO FI is equipped with full-air/pneumatic brakes for more reliable braking performance especially at high speed and downhill driving. In case of accidents, the driver and passenger are well protected by the all-steel rigid and heavy duty cab frame and side impact bars built into the doors. For added safety, it is installed with side rear view mirrors with additional convex-type proximity mirrors and under view mirror for better visibility and maneuvering in tight spaces.

FUSO FJ

The 25-tonner 10-wheeler FJ 2528R is the first Heavy Duty Truck in the country to have a natural 32 feet cab to end frame chassis. Powered by fuel efficient 6S20 diesel engine, the FJ is capable of delivering an output of 282 HP and 1100 Nm of torque. The 6S20 engine is mated to a 9-speed transmission that’s designed for smoother operation, better acceleration and fuel economy.

The FJ shares the same technology for durability with FI. Its frame members are also shot-peened and powder-coated for greater surface strength and resistance to corrosion. Taller stacks of main and helper springs are also installed to its rear suspension for increased load carrying capability.

Same with the FI, the new FJ flaunts a stylish and aerodynamic front fascia design which helps save fuel and reduces wind noise in the cabin. The FJ also has a manual headlamp leveler for easy adjustment of illumination distance. For the interior features, the FJ also offers an air-conditioning system as a standard feature. It also boasts a multi-adjustable air pressure driver’s seat, power windows and central door locking system. Together with the tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel, the driver is allowed to choose the optimum driving position thereby reducing driver fatigue.

For the safety features, aside from thicker and wider brake linings, the FJ is also equipped with full-air brakes for a more reliable braking performance. However, what sets the FJ apart from the other trucks in its segment is the Anti-lock Braking System or the ABS which controls air brake pressure to prevent wheel lock-up due to sudden braking. Similar with the FI, for added safety, the FJ is installed with side view mirrors with additional convex-type proximity mirrors and under view mirror.

The FUSO FI 1217R is available in the market at a suggested introductory retail price of Php 1,900,000 while the FUSO FJ 2528R is at Php 3,000,000. Both FUSO FI and FJ models are manufactured by Daimler India Commercial Vehicles.

With the opening of a FUSO dedicated outlet and the expansion of the brand’s model line-up, FUSO will be able to fully serve the growing demand of the Philippine truck market for reliable, durable, high-quality Trucks and Buses that will perfectly match their business needs and requirements.

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