Fuso announces gas-powered FE series trucks

Fuso announces gas-powered FE series trucks


Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has introduced its new gasoline-powered Class 4 and Class 5 FE Series cabover work trucks. The new trucks feature not only the proven GM 6.0L V8 engine and Allison 1000 automatic transmission, but also a new cab interior designed to improve driver comfort and efficiency.

“While much of the medium-duty market still relies on diesel power, gasoline engines are increasing in popularity, and now occupy about a 40% market share, so development of a gas-engine option for our customers was a no-brainer,” said Justin Palmer, Fuso’s president and chief executive officer. “We’re proud of the fact that, by adding our new gas-engine line to our existing diesel FEs and eCanter all-electric trucks, our dealers can offer their customers the broadest range of powertrain choices in the marketplace.”

Palmer noted that note that the FE Gas trucks will be the first Fusos to be assembled in the United States, by Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. at its Gaffney, S.C. plant.

The V8 gasoline engine will be initially available in two Fuso Class 4 models- the FE140 (14,500 lb. GVWR) and FE160 (15,995 lb. GVWR). The company notes, though, that it will soon be available in Fuso’s Class 5 FE180 (17,995 lb. GVWR) model as well.

In all models, the PSI-GM V8 engine provides 297 HP and 361 lb./ft. of torque. It has a broad torque curve and engine management calibration developed specifically to integrate seamlessly into Fuso’s FE models using the Allison 1000 transmission.

In future models, the engine can also be equipped to use compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as fuels, for those fleets looking to reduce their emissions footprint.

The FE series will pair the gasoline engine with the Allison 1000 fully automatic transmission. New Fuso FE Gas models also include a 40-gal., rear-mounted fuel tank, complemented by streamlined fuel line and wiring harness routing and securement.

In addition to the new powertrain, the FE Gas trucks will introduce a new cab interior design, featuring improved driver seat bolstering and support, an extended seat cushion sovering, and highly visible red seatbelts.

The instrument cluster colors have also been revised to improve visibility under all lighting conditions, and an LED cabin light has been added. Storage space, too, has beenimproved, with a new driver-side overhead console, floor tray and sun-visor pocket, the company noted.

All of the cab improvements noted above will be transferred to the Fuso FE Series diesel models, as well.

You May Also Like

WEX At-Home, En Route charging reimbursement available across US

Through both the At-Home and En Route charging reimbursement programs, WEX aims to help close the commercial EV adoption gap.


WEX announced availability of WEX EV At-Home in the United States, which automates reporting and reimbursement for any organization with EVs that employees bring to their personal residence to charge overnight.

WEX EV At-Home

WEX tells us EV At-Home combines charging insights, payments and reimbursement functionality. WEX EV At-Home issues a direct reimbursement to the employee via the business’ line of credit, and an employee-facing mobile app makes it possible to issue payment in near-real time based on the true utility cost of the charge, while transmitting line item charging metrics to the business. The company says drivers can fully charge their work vehicles overnight for use the next day with insights into charging behavior and other vital fleet management metrics provided to the fleet manager.

Penske, Daimler Truck North America, Carrier Transicold introduce all-electric Class 7 refrigerated truck

The truck combines Class 7 Freightliner eM2 battery-electric body with Carrier Transicold’s Supra e11 eCool electric refrigeration unit.

New North American zero-emission commercial truck brand ZM Trucks debuts at ACT Expo

ZM showed off five truck models in the Class 4, 5, 6 and “baby8” segments, which the company expects to be on sale before the end of 2024.

REE unveils new design of electric truck platform

The new P7-S uses P7 REEcorners, making it a full by-wire chassis, and is designed to allow design flexibility for fleets and body builders.

Penske Truck Leasing to offer REE Automotive’s P7-C electric trucks

REE’e electric trucks were developed in partnership with Wabash to be upfit ready.

Other Posts

Merchants Fleet hires new regional sales manager

Merchants Fleet is expanding its truck and van rental division to help North American clients who struggling with supply chain complexities.

Akebono releases 14 new severe-duty brake pads

The new kits are for vehicles from Ford, Ram, Chrysler, GMC and Nissan, which expands Akebono’s coverage by roughly 11 million vehicles.

Isuzu announces new battery EV medium-duty truck with Accelera powertrain

The companies are planning availability of the new Class 6/7 truck in 2026.

Cummins starts H2-ICE production at new India facility

The first B6.7H hydrogen ICE rolled off the production line in March and will now be integrated into Tata Motors’ trucks.