Fuso Begins FE180 Gas Class 5 Cabover Shipments
Gaffney, South Carolina – The Mitsubishi Fuso FE180 GAS truck begins shipment to FUSO dealerships today. This marks the start of sales for the industry-first gasoline-powered cabover Class 5 work truck.
In response to market demand for an alternative to diesel-powered trucks, FUSO developed this new Class 5 gas model. The truck offers strength and greater payload capacity with a 17,995-pound gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) with an estimated 11,855-pound body/payload capability. A GM V8, 6.0L gasoline engine, which is mated with an Allison 1000 Series™ transmission, powers the FE180 truck. This combination and design gives drivers more horsepower and more torque. Performance that will allow the truck to be used in more vocational applications.
“This new product marks another milestone for FUSO as we look to increase our market share in North America,” said Justin Palmer, president and CEO, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of North America, Inc. “We’ve listened to our customers and answered their request for a less complex powertrain enabling them to focus their attention on their business, not their truck.”
With shipments of inventory starting today, customers will begin seeing the FUSO FE180 GAS trucks at dealerships across the United States and Canada. The rugged chassis frame maintains the standard 33.5-inch width allowing up-fitters to use the same wheelbases, box sizes and body attachments found on the Class 5 diesel truck. FUSO powder-coats the frame to increase long-term durability and is a standard feature. In addition, FUSO protects the truck with a generous warranty package that includes an extended transmission warranty at no additional cost. This gives customers a total of 5-years/unlimited miles transmission warranty protection.
“Our FE180 GAS Class 5 truck comes with numerous standard features, somethingintroduced last year on FUSO Class 4 models,” said Bill Lyons, vice president of Sales Operations for Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of North America. “Our trucks have the most standard features compared to our competition, providing customers with more benefits that enhance their investment.”
The FUSO FE180 GAS comes in four wheelbase sizes including 133.9, 151.6, 169.3, and 187.0 inches. A rear-mounted 40-gallon fuel tank is standard and offers more capacity compared to the competition.