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Fuso going with gas in new Class 5 cabover truck

Posted: March 8, 2019

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America is building on its commitment to gasoline engines with the first gasoline-powered Class 5 cabover in the marketplace — the Fuso FE 180 Gas.

The 2020 Model Year truck comes with a GM 6.0 L V8 that delivers 297 hp and 361 lb-ft of torque. That is coupled to a PTO-capable Allison 1000 Series transmission. Fuso is also including FuelSense 2.0, featuring the DynActive shifting that can boost fuel economy 2-6%.

Payload estimates approach 11,885 lb.

Other standard features include electro-coated frame rails, 40 US gallon fuel tanks, and 19.5-inch tires rather than the 17.5-inch rubber used in other international markets. The cab interior includes an upgraded driver’s seat with more lumbar support, black fabric, and a shifter mounted on the dash rather than the floor. Red seatbelts, cruise control, and power windows are also included as standard features.

The manufacturer launched its gasoline strategy in 2017, unveiling the FE140 and FE180 Class 3-5 trucks in 2018.

The FE180 Gas will arrive in dealerships in the final quarter of this year.

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