[dropcap]C[/dropcap]FAO Equipment, the sole distributor of the Fuso Brand in Nigeria has unveiled the Medium (FA & FI) and Heavy Duty (FJ) models during cocktail Launch in Lagos which was witnessed by stakeholders in the industry, Fuso Representatives and members of the Nigerian Automotive Media.
Speaking at the occasion, the Managing Director CFAO Motors Nigeria Ltd,
Mr Thomas Pelletier said, “Today’s milestone represents another successful launch for the Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, under its continual growth in Africa following the recent launches in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, South Africa and Mozambique.”
He further stated that the organization was determined to offer customers best quality by introducing outstanding products which would give value to buyers’ investment, adding that CFAO is not only interested in selling vehicles but offers robust after-sales services that would assist customers in maintaining their vehicles.
“These new range of Fuso trucks will help to further strengthen our portfolio and offer more choice for our customers in Nigeria,” he said.
At present, The Fuso Canter truck is the bestselling product on the Light Duty Truck segmentdue to its reliability, ruggedness and low maintenance cost.
These trucks have been taken through series of thorough testing on the Nigerian roads and the durability and efficiency cannot be over emphasized.
The Fuso Representative, Mr Rajaram Krishnamurthy, Head of Regional Centre Africa, said, “Fuso sees Nigeria as a strategic market with considerable growth opportunities and we intend to significantly increase market share for our Fuso brand while ensuring close relationship and cooperation with our local distributor, CFAO Equipment.
Mitsubishi Fuso FA/FI light-medium-duty trucks
The light-medium-duty FA and FI trucks are based on Daimler Trucks technical platform – Fighter medium-duty truck on the chassis and the Canter light-duty truck on the cabin – incorporating a newly developed 4D37 diesel engine (Displacement: 3,907 cc, Output: 100 kW (420 Nm) / 125 kW (520 Nm) and a 6-speed manual transmission.
FA: 4×2, GVW 9 tons, Cargo
FI: 4×2, GVW 12/16 tons, Cargo, Dump, Mixer
The FA/FI models are equipped with a Mitsubishi Fuso 4D37 four cylinder diesel engine, rated output of 100kW (136Hp), peak torque of 420Nm and piston displacement of 3.9L.
While the FK/FM models are equipped with a Mitsubishi Fuso 6D16-1A six cylinder diesel engine, rated output of 137kW (184Hp), peak torque of 498Nm and piston displacement of 7.5L.
Mitsubishi Fuso FJ medium-heavy-duty truck models
The medium-heavy-duty FJ based on Daimler Trucks technical platform – Mercedes-Benz Axor chassis and cabin – incorporates a newly developed 6S20 diesel engine (Displacement: 6,373 cc, Output: 170 kW (810 Nm) / 205 kW (1,100 Nm) and a 6- or 9-speed manual transmission.
FJ: 6×2/6×4, GVW 25 tons, Cargo, Dump, Mixer
CFAO Equipment’s aim is to become a one stop shop for all business needs by providing tailored products and services for its customers.