Mitsubishi Fuso unveils gas Class 4 and 5

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Mitsubishi Fuso has unveiled its 2019 gasoline-powered Class 4 and 5 FE Series cabover, adding to diesel and electric offerings.

Gasoline engines now account for about 40% of the market, the company notes. And it says it’s the first OEM to offer production models of Class 4 and 5 gasoline, diesel, and electric trucks.

The gas-powered FE comes with a V8 engine in two Fuso Class 4 models – the FE140  with a 14,500-lb. GVWR, and FE160 with a 15,995-lb. GVWR. A Class 5 FE180 with a 17,995-lb. GVWR will soon be unveiled, becoming the first cabover in its class with a gasoline engine.

All models provide 297 hp and 361 lb-ft of torque and an Allison 1000 transmission.

The transmission also includes a provision for an optional power take-off (PTO) and takes advantage of the Allison-exclusive Fuel Sense 2.0 management software DynActive shifting technology, which helps boost fuel efficiency 2-6%.

The gas FE work truck offers a 40-US-gallon, rear-mounted fuel tank, and a streamlined fuel line and wiring harness routing.

In the cab, the driver’s seat has been improved, instrument cluster colors have been revised to improve visibility, and a new black-on-black color scheme with silver lining has been implemented. All of that will soon be offered in the diesel FE Series truck as well.


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John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking,, TruckTech, Transport Routier, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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