Mitubishi Fuso Launch a New Light-Duty Rosa Bus for the Australian Market
Equipped with advanced safety features, including the Advanced Emergency Braking System, as well as the Lane Departure Warning System and LED headlights, Australia becomes the first overseas country to benefit from the Mitsubishi Rosa bus.
The Rosa Bus Ready to Take Over Both Australia and New Zealand
The Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation have announced that the launch of the Rosa bus will come with the vehicle having the updated face featuring the FUSO “Black Belt” design, which is a first for the overseas market, as well as the exciting news that the bus will be introduced to New Zealand in early 2021.
As part of the major model upgrade of the Rosa for Australia, Mitubishi Fuso has announced some technological and design changes to make the drive safer. As the Rosa is widely used in Australia for the transportation of school children and the elderly in nursing homes, the market-first additions of the Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS), the Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), as well as the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) represent a significant overhaul for the Australian light-duty bus segment. A reversing camera on the rear also provides another level of assurance for safer manoeuvring. This is also the first time that Mitubishi Fuso is introducing the DUONIC 2.0 automated manual transmission (AMT) to the Rosa bus. The six-speed dual-clutch transmission is expected to deliver better fuel efficiency and smooth shifting for a more comfortable driving experience.
As well as these changes, the height-adjustable LED headlamps have been integrated into the modern and sleek look of the vehicle. In the interior, the Rosa now incorporates a high-resolution touchscreen display into the dashboard, as well as a new electronic instrument cluster that presents data such as fuel-efficiency and maintenance status in real time. A flat-floor design has also been introduced to this model, making sure that passengers can enter and exit the vehicle more safely and comfortably.
The Rosa has been a best-seller in the Asian Pacific region for the past decade, with Australia representing one of the largest markets for the Rosa outside of Japan. Within the light-duty bus segment, the product has recorded top shares in recent years, and this strength in presence is expected to continue with the upgrade in safety and design elements. As with previous models, this new Rosa is being exported as a BU product from the Mitubishi's bus manufacturing plant in Toyama Prefecture, Japan.