Mitsubishi Fuso introduces second wave of new Fighter medium-duty trucks in Indonesia

In News, Fuso2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJuly 19, 2019

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), a leading commercial vehicle manufacturer under the umbrella of Daimler Trucks Asia (DTA), has introduced six new variants of its medium-duty Fighter truck at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) in Jakarta, Indonesia.

With this latest wave of Fighter variants, customers in Indonesia will be able to choose from three axle configurations (4×2, 6×2, 6×4), various wheelbases ranging from 5000mm to 7100mm, and engine outputs of up to 270hp. A total of 15 variants of the Fighter will now be available in the Indonesian market, where medium-duty trucks have been one of the fastest-growing segments in commercial vehicles within the last several years.

By offering a line-up including extended wheelbases, MFTBC is providing an answer to efficiency-focused business owners in a market where construction-related uses have soared due to public investment projects. Rising global commodity prices have also pushed the demand for logistics solutions in mining and agriculture, both of which are major drivers of the Indonesian economy. The 4×2 and 6×2 drivetrain configurations are best suited for operations requiring manoeuvrability, fuel-efficiency, and payload, while the 6×4 provides better traction and stability for off-road routes and inclement weather.

All Fighter trucks are installed with Runner Telematics, which allows customers to monitor vehicle location, usage and maintenance, as well as job status. These features are easily accessible via laptop, tablet, and mobile phone.

All Fighter trucks sold in Indonesia, including the latest variants, are shipped as knockdown kits from the MFTBC plant in Kawasaki, Japan, before being locally assembled by PT Krama Yudha Ratu Motor in East Jakarta.