Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) introduces the all-new Fuso Canter, which has been developed and produced by one of Asia’s distinguished leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation. This 7th generation Fuso Canter light duty truck comes in 3-variants : the FE71 4-wheeler ; and two 6-wheeler variants in FE83 & FE85 models. The all new Fuso Canter offers outstanding safety, performance, durability and value for money.
The first Canter was developed more than 45 years ago and for more than 4 decades, it has undergone ample developments, tests and improvements. State-of the-art technologies are used during development and construction. These technologies are subject to extreme endurance tests to ensure reliability.
Dating back in the early 60’s, Mitsubishi Fuso has built more than 3.4 million Canter and 2 million medium and heavy duty trucks. Now, Canter offers an optimum light duty commercial vehicle concept. As a testimony of the brand’s equity, the Mitsubishi Fuso is market leader for the light duty commercial vehicles among some segments in Asia and in Europe as well.
“We at MMPC are very pleased to introduce the all-new Fuso Canter and are certain that it will meet our customers’ expectation levels for their light duty truck requirements. The Fuso Canter continues to draw patronage from both local and multinational companies, and even entrepreneurs as the Canter is well known for its reliability and value for money,” Mr. Masahiko Ueki, MMPC’s President and Chief Executive Officer said. Last year MMPC have sold a total of 704 truck units, majority of which are Canter units, representing a 26% growth versus 2008. MMPC was also able to improve its market share to 33% versus 2008’s 30%. MMPC expects to further increase its share in the truck segment this year with the introduction of the all new Canter truck models.
All-new Fuso Canter Features
The all-new Fuso Canter builds on a strong reputation of the former model with enhancements to safety, warranty and reliability, functionality, comfort and economy.
Key features of the all new Canter include the following:
- Spacious and comfortable cab with excellent ergonomics.
- RISE (Realized Impact Safety Evolution) cab and chassis structure for maximum safety.
- In-dash gearshift for convenience and comfort.
- Efficient and Powerful turbocharged intercooled diesel engines.
- Easy maneuverability – given its small turning radius
- Confidence in its durability as shown in the new 3-year or 100,000 kilometer warranty (whichever comes first)
The all-new Fuso Canter is powered by turbocharged intercooled 4D34-2AT5 diesel engine for the FE71 and FE83 while the FE85 is powered by 4D34-2AT4 diesel engine. The engines for the FE71 and FE83 models are able to produce a maximum power of 108hp/2,900rpm and maximum torque of 275 N-m/1,600rpm. FE85’s maximum power is 134hp/2,900rpm and maximum torque of 370 N-m/1,600rpm.
In addition to this, the Mitsubishi Fuso cab’s space ranks among the leaders in its class in providing driver and passenger comfort. It was designed with the driver’s perspective in mind and likewise the reliability, functionality, efficiency, safety and comfort of this workhorse, therefore providing features that made it the ideal truck. Switches and levers are ergonomically arranged to provide driver with easy access and operation. Frequently used functions are integrated in one multifunction switch lever.
Its cab doors swing out to a wide 950mm creating sufficient space for easy ingress/egress of both driver and passengers. Also, the all-new Canter is now powered by new Euro 2 engines which are powerful yet fuel efficient and compliant to government emission regulations. On top of these features, the Fuso Canter is also simple and easy to maintain. Door handles, steps and maintenance points are protected from the effects of dirt. The exhaust brake increases the brake power, reduces the brake pads and discs wear and cost per kilometer. Resistant materials, sturdy seat covers and floor covering increases the durability and longevity of the vehicle components. A tough worker with smooth riding summarizes these features.
“We look forward to the success of the all-new Fuso Canter and expect that this introduction will bring additional positive growth in terms of sales commensurate to the continuing economic recovery of the country”, Mr. Ueki added.
The all-new Fuso Canter is available at all authorized Mitsubishi Motors dealers nationwide. Suggested retail price:
FE71 4-wheeler is P1,120,000
FE83 6-wheeler is P1,255,000 &
FE85 6-wheeler is P1,355,000
Note: MMPC reserves the right to change specifications and prices without prior notice. Please get in touch with us for clarifications.