America, the Mitsubishi Fuso Canter is coming to you!  The FE and FG will soon be no more!  And there’s more good news too…

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC)  has presented the new Canter light truck generation for the North American market. Following its premiere in Japan in November 2010, the new Canter generation is now being launched for the first time on an international market.

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This launch is also connected with a number of other ‘firsts’ for Fuso and the North American commercial-vehicle market.

Now click below to find out what these firsts are…

This is the first time the company has used the BlueTec® emissions control system in a vehicle for the North American market and in addition the new Canter is the first truck in this region to be available with dual clutch transmission.

What’s more, MFTBC is now using the name ‘Canter’ for the first time in North America.

At the beginning of March, the truck will be presented to dealers, customers and members of the media at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

“By launching the new Canter generation in North America, Fuso is introducing one of the most advanced and efficient light trucks in the world to the markets in the USA and Canada,”  Kai-Uwe Seidenfuss, MFTBC Vice President Sales & Service International, told Tachoblog.

“We have been able to boost our sales and share of the market appreciably and assume that the extremely low pollutant emissions and low running costs of the new Canter will give fresh impetus to this market.”

The new Canter now being launched in North America is the eighth generation of the well-known light truck. It is the first time since 2004 that the company has launched a new generation of the vehicle on the US market. Among its most important features are:

  • New economical 3 l diesel engine, type 4P10

 

  • BlueTec® which combines exhaust gas cleaning based on SCR technology (SCR = Selective Catalytic Reduction) using a urea solution and a diesel particulate filter (DPF) with regeneration control system. It is the first time that the company has used this system in a truck for the North American market.

 

  • DUONICTM dual clutch transmission: it is the first time worldwide that this kind of transmission has been fitted in a commercial vehicle.
  • New interior and exterior design which has received the Good Design Award 2010 presented by the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organisation (JIDPO).

During the development of the new truck, MFTBC concentrated on keeping its running costs as low as possible for the whole of its operating life. This aim is to be achieved by using a new integrated drivetrain, greater durability, an increased payload and longer service intervals.

This truck is the first vehicle to be offered on the North American market with the name “Canter”. Up to now MFTBC vehicles sold in the USA and Canada have only been known as FE and FG trucks.

However, with the new product generation Mitsubishi Fuso is now also relying on the image of the ‘Canter’ brand for the North American market as it has a global reputation for its efficient performance and reliability in the commercial segment.

So now you know!