Mitsubishi Fuso has unveiled its 2019 gasoline-powered Class 4 and 5 FE Series cabover, adding to diesel and electric offerings.
Gasoline engines now account for about 40% of the market, the company notes. And it says it’s the first OEM to offer production models of Class 4 and 5 gasoline, diesel, and electric trucks.
The gas-powered FE comes with a V8 engine in two Fuso Class 4 models – the FE140 with a 14,500-lb. GVWR, and FE160 with a 15,995-lb. GVWR. A Class 5 FE180 with a 17,995-lb. GVWR will soon be unveiled, becoming the first cabover in its class with a gasoline engine.
All models provide 297 hp and 361 lb-ft of torque and an Allison 1000 transmission.
The transmission also includes a provision for an optional power take-off (PTO) and takes advantage of the Allison-exclusive Fuel Sense 2.0 management software DynActive shifting technology, which helps boost fuel efficiency 2-6%.
The gas FE work truck offers a 40-US-gallon, rear-mounted fuel tank, and a streamlined fuel line and wiring harness routing.
In the cab, the driver’s seat has been improved, instrument cluster colors have been revised to improve visibility, and a new black-on-black color scheme with silver lining has been implemented. All of that will soon be offered in the diesel FE Series truck as well.