The 2019 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis was an exciting event this year, showcasing new trucks and shifting market trends. With gasoline vehicles gaining popularity in this market, it’s no surprise that Mitsubishi Fuso decided to unveil its new Class 5 gas-powered work truck here. What did attendees discover when Mitsubishi Fuso showed off its new gas truck at the Work Truck Trade Show?
Though diesels primarily power the Class 5 segment, they come at a significant premium. Most manufacturers, including Ford with its updated 6.7-liter Power Stroke and Dodge with its 6.7-liter Cummins-powered Ram, offer gasoline models in addition to diesel. Fuso’s gas-powered Class 5 arrives as a welcomed addition as customers seek to simplify vehicle service and reduce the costly downtime and maintenance complexity commonly associated with diesels.
Research has shown customers are in search of more power for the payload. Here, Fuso’s gas-powered Class 5 delivers. It is powered by a 6-liter GM V-8 gasoline engine that produces 297 horsepower and 361 pound-feet of torque. Paired with an Allison 1000 transmission unit for added versatility in use with specialty equipment, the transmission’s FuelSense 2.0 DynActive shifting system boosts fuel economy by 2 to 6 percent. This exceptional combination makes the Class 5 an attractive option for the ever-growing segment of customers looking for a well-equipped, gas-powered work truck.
Due to familiarity, drivers are more comfortable behind the wheel of the Class 5. Gas stations and trained mechanics are easier to find, simplifying fleet operation and maintenance.
Built at Daimler’s Gaffney, SC plant, the new FE line of gas-powered vehicles will become available in the fall of 2019 as a 2020 model. The Class 5 joins the growing number of gas-powered Fuso models, rounding out its Class 3 and Class 4 gas vehicle lineup.
Ready to show off your own Mitsubishi Fuso gas work truck? Shop Diamond Mitsubishi Fuso online or contact us at 408-263-7300 to learn more about the latest addition to our lineup today.
Kevin Dean, President of WSI Net Advantage...
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