FUSO unveils ‘Super Great V’ – Needs 10% less fuel – The real champion in long-distance transport
- FUSO ‘Super Great V’ developed to deliver ‘more mileage with less fuel’
- The only truck with all models over-fulfilling the 2015 Fuel Efficiency Standard (FES) in Japan by 5%, subject to significant tax-exemption
- Internal testing results proves Super Great V the Champion – needs 10% less fuel compared to trucks currently running in the market
- Extended advanced safety features equipped as standard provide customers more value for money
- Orders starting now at Mitsubishi Fuso dealers and regional sales centers
The ‘Super Great’ heavy-duty truck is bringing economic efficiency to the next level. Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, today unveiled specifics of its new ‘Super Great V’ heavy-duty truck line. Proven by internal testing, the truck achieves 10% less fuel consumption (diesel + AdBlue®) compared to trucks currently running in the market, the Super Great V brings a major step forward for the long-distant transport in Japan delivering ‘more mileage with less fuel.’ In addition, the new Super Great V is the only truck with all models over-fulfilling the 2015 Fuel Efficiency Standard (FES) in Japan by 5%, which is subject to significant tax-exemption for the customers. The new Super Great V is now available for ordering at Mitsubishi Fuso dealerships and regional sales centers across Japan.
“Welcome to a new dimension of economic efficiency; the new Super Great V is here,” said Dr. Albert Kirchmann, MFTBC President & CEO. “Our current heavy-duty model is already the Champion with a 5% advantage in fuel consumption over its competitors. Now with an additional 5% improvement, the new Super Great V brings significant benefits to our customers with its superb fuel-efficiency, the major contributing factor to its overall economic efficiency.”
According to Mr. Akio Suehiro, MFTBC Senior Vice President of Mitsubishi Fuso Sales Japan: “The trucking industry is the backbone of our economy, moving 90% of the goods delivered in Japan. Given that fuel cost account for a third of the Total Cost of Ownership of a long-haulage truck, the Super Great V can reduce operational costs by 3%, making it the best choice for long-distance transportation – the real champion that can be environmentally-friendly and highly cost-effective for operators at the same time.”
Super Great V – The real champion needs 10% less fuel compared to trucks currently running in the market – lower Total Cost of Ownership, more value for money
With an optimized 6R10 engine, a proven and a constantly evolving technology based on Daimler’s common heavy-duty engine platform, now combined with the newly developed asymmetric turbo charger, the new Super Great V is developed to achieve 10% less fuel consumption (diesel +AdBlue®) compared to trucks currently running in the market. The asymmetric turbo charger is a huge contributing factor to the overall reliability and durability of the high-performance 6R10 engine and to the reduction of fuel consumption, and thus, gives customers the best real-world fuel consumption and performance without sacrificing any of the performance expected out from the new Super Great V. With the now optimized setup, the consumption of AdBlue® – a water-based urea solution to reduce harmful oxide emissions – is also drastically reduced in the new Super Great V with 70% less AdBlue® consumption, and thus, bringing customers lower Total Cost of Ownership and more value for money.
In conjunction to the lowered fuel consumption, the new Super Great V also helps reduce the direct environmental impact by reducing carbon dioxide emissions on a similar level.
Extended standardization of advanced safety features on the Super Great V – Offering the highest standard of drivability, visibility, durability, and safety in one total support package
In addition to developing fuel-efficient products, MFTBC casts an earnest eye to further add more value for money in terms of comfort, functionality, and safety by incorporating various features as standard that are effective for preventing traffic accidents at an early stage, before accidents occur. The Super Great V incorporates the optimal combination of various safety devices uniquely developed by MFTBC. With its optimized features, the new Super Great V offers the highest standard of drivability, visibility, durability, and safety in one total support package.
MFTBC’s safety philosophy – MDAS-III
A principal concept is MDAS (Mitsubishi Driver Attention monitoring System), first installed in the Super Great line in 1996. This is an active safety technology to reduce the possibility of accidents by giving a driver warning with alarms and meter displays when his or her attention is waning.
Active Mitigation Brake (AMB) collision-damage-reducing brake system
AMB is an active safety technology which decelerates the vehicle by applying the brake automatically when a collision is possible. Using a milliwave radar system, the AMB system monitors the distance from the vehicle in front. At first, it sounds an audible alarm to alert the driver of possible danger of collision. If the driver does not take appropriate action, it again
sounds an alarm and also gently applies the brakes. When the system determines the driver is still not reacting strongly enough and a collision is imminent, it gives another warning sound and firmly applies the brakes to reduce impact speed in order to mitigate collision damage.
Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) vehicle-behavior stabilization system
The ESP® (Electronic Stability Program) is intended to increase overall vehicle stability in a variety of circumstances. It works by controlling engine output, independently controlling individual brakes on the tractor wheels and managing the brakes of the trailer. A heavy-duty vehicle has a higher risk of overturn in making a turn with its cargo fully loaded because the loading makes the center of the gravity higher. ESP® is intended to reduce the risk of such rollover accidents. Additionally, it is effective in preventing jackknifing and provides stability on slippery road surfaces.