Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation’s New Minibus takes the lead in PNS compliance

March 18, 2024
*Cruise Minibus is locally developed by Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation.
**FUSO and Canter are registered trademarks of Daimler Trucks Asia (DTA) and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC)

Manila, Philippines – Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation (SFP) proudly announced a significant milestone with their Cruise Minibus as the first vehicle to comply with Philippine National Standards (PNS 2160:2021) Public Utility Vehicles – Dimensions of Minibus.

This achievement exemplifies SFP’s commitment to providing safe, convenient, reliable, and compliant commercial vehicles to its valued customers around the Philippines. By adhering to standards, SFP’s Minibus sets a new benchmark for quality and safety in local transportation mobility solutions.

Mr. Yosuke Nishi, President & CEO of Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation: “We are thrilled to announce that SFP’s Minibus has successfully met the requirements set by the Department of Transportation and Bureau of Philippine Standards. With our mission of contributing to the drive for development and betterment of living in the Philippines, we are extending our dedication to innovation and continuously strive to meet the evolving needs of our valued customers. This milestone reflects our commitment to provide safe, convenient, and dependable public or even private vehicles to our customers.”

Vehicle Specifications available in the Philippine market

Engine4P10 3.0L
Output | Torque150 Ps | 370 Nm
Transmission5-speed Manual
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW)8,550 kg
Seating Capacity35 + 1 (2 x 2 seating arrangement)
Over-all Dimensions (L/W/H)8,645 mm | 2,250 mm | 3,500 mm

The Cruise Minibus is co-designed by SFP and Almazora Motors Corporation (AMC).

(From Left to Right: DoTr Road Transport & Infrastructure, Engr. Christian James Flores, SFP Senior Product Planning, Mr. Zaldy Del Mundo, SFP Assistant Marketing Manager & Product Planning Head, Ms. Nolyn Mae De Guzman, and DoTr Road Transport & Infrastructure, Mr. Zion Yuson)

This compliance ensures that customers can trust the Cruise Minibus that provides quality performance while prioritizing safety within the Philippine roads.

The Cruise Minibus is now available in the Philippine Market.

*Cruise Minibus is locally developed by Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation.
**FUSO and Canter are registered trademarks of Daimler Trucks Asia (DTA) and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC)

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Sojitz Corporation at a Glance
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.

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