PETALING JAYA: Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, the authorized distributor of Mitsubishi Fuso trucks, has launched three new models, the FM65FN, FM65FJ and the FN62FM.
“The truck series has time and time again proved to be a popular contender in the Malaysian market. Since 2012, we have sold more than 2,500 units on an annual basis, and we are confident that with these three new additions, it will further enhance our presence in the Malaysia market.
"The upgraded chassis provides especially good function in the construction, logistics and quarry industries. The FN series, in particular, has provided versatility for off-road applications,” said Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Commercial Vehicle vice president, Albert Yee.
Succeeding its predecessors launched between 2009 and 2010, the upgraded variants -FM65FJ, FM65FN and FN62FM - feature a complete new engine and chassis.
The FM65FJ is a six inline engine generating a total of 686Nm of torque with a maximum output of 240PS at 2,600rpm. With its taper leaf spring suspension, this vehicle is ideal for construction and heavy-duty use.
The FM65FN, like its counterpart, the FM65FJ, also boasts a powerful six inline engine generating 785Nm of torque, producing a maximum output of 270PS at 2, 600rpm.
Fuso's medium-duty FN62FM stands out for its nine-speed transmission with a high-low range change. The FN62FM generates a maximum output of 270PS at 2,600rpm and 795Nm of torque. Equipped with a crawler gear, the FN62FM provides the maximum torque required in all its’ applications.
The FN62FM fares particularly well in quarry areas, with an all-new transmission, the FN62FM offers drivers better efficiency and lower fuel consumption.
The FM and FN models are equipped with a common rail injection system and are Euro 2 emission and UNECE regulation compliant.
The FM and FN series also incorporates safety features such as anti-lock braking system (ABS) and exhaust braking which assist drivers to avoid uncontrollable skidding and offers better braking performance. Other additional inclusions are the reserve sensor and daylight running light.
Fuso’s cabin design continues to excel with an all new design. The FM and FN cabins now offer drivers and passengers easier access, expanded headroom and an additional footstep for easy in-and out access.
The 4x2 FM65FJ, 4x2 FM65FN and 6x4 FN62FM are priced at RM183,688, RM198,288 and RM265,888 respectively. The models are available from October.
Fuso's new FM and FN models come with a 100,000km or two-year warranty (whichever comes first). Customers will also enjoy three complimentary services for the trucks up to 20,000km free service charge, spare parts and lubricant oil.
Mitsubishi Fuso has an extensive nationwide network with 37 authorised dealers and 44 service centres.