Fuso introduces gasoline-powered cabover truck

March 7, 2019 -  By

Fuso unveiled the Fuso FE180 gasoline-powered cabover truck during the NTEA Work Truck Show, held in Indianapolis Mar. 5-8.

Fuso introduced a new gasoline-powered cabover at the Work Truck Show. Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America

Fuso introduced a new gasoline-powered cabover at the Work Truck Show. Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America

The extension of gasoline-powered trucks offered by FUSO is exclusively for North American markets and marks the FE Gas Series as the new standard in work trucks, the company says. The truck’s design allows for increased payload for truck owners needing a boost from the market’s traditional Class 4 offerings in gasoline-powered trucks. The demand for gasoline-powered trucks continues to increase year over year, according to industry data, and expanding the offering gives customers greater options, Fuso said.

“We understand from our research that many diesel Class 5 truck owners want increased power allowing for more payload,” said Justin Palmer, president and CEO, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America. “Later this year, customers will have the option when our new FE180 Gas comes to dealerships.”

Fuso developed this new truck with the understanding that gasoline-powered trucks are shifting the industry norm from diesel to the new standard of gas. The truck is powered by a GM 6.0-L, V8 engine delivering 297 hp and 361 ft-lb of torque. The powerful engine is combined with a commercial-grade Allusion 1000 Series transmission fueling the power to haul more. The transmission is PTO-capable. Fuso includes the FuelSense 2.0 featuring DynActive Shifting from Allison that can provide a 2 percent to 6 percent improvement in fuel economy, the company said.

The product is sold with a free year of Verizon Connect telematics and has electrocoated frame rails that are used to increase the overall durability of the frame. Fuso added 19.5-inch tires as standard to the FE180 Gas, meeting a common request from fleet customers. Throughout the truck, owners can take advantage of all the additional features that come standard with Fuso.

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