July 08, 2014

DICV starts production of left-hand drive Fuso trucks

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV) along with Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, Japan (MFTBC), under Daimler Trucks Asia, rolled-out its first Left-Hand Drive (LHD) Fuso trucks for the export markets at its state-of-the-art manufacturing
facility in Oragadam.

The first heavy-duty truck - the Fuso FJ (equivalent to a 2528C), will first be launched in markets like, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Egypt, and in the mid-term will be rolled-out in further markets in Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. With this, Daimler Trucks Asia strengthens its portfolio of new Fuso trucks for the non-Asian markets as well, adding thrust to its export strategy. A variant of the new DICV-made Fuso LHD will be showcased at the upcoming IAA Hannover show in September 2014.

As part of the first wave of export-markets DICV-made Fuso trucks are already exported to markets like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Brunei. The new Fuso trucks have been well received by customers', due to the already established robust Fuso distribution and service network. DICV will also start manufacturing medium-duty Fuso LHD vehicles subsequently later this year to address the wider market.


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