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The new Fighter is upgraded with Euro V-compliant emissions technology for a key overseas region.
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation has announced the introduction of the new Euro V-compliant medium-duty Fighter truck for Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) markets. With this rollout, both light- and medium-duty segments in the Fuso line-up will be available in the region with Euro V technology.
The new medium-duty Fighter is available in variants ranging from GVWs of 10.4 to 17.1 tons to support a variety of businesses, from consumer goods distribution to construction. Shipped as a built-up (BU) vehicle from MFTBC’s Kawasaki plant, it pairs a robust, reliable chassis with the 6-cylinder 6M60 engine that provides drivers with torque, agility, and endurance. The vehicle also delivers improved fuel economy with the optimised engine, achieving a 60 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions as well as a 80 per cent reduction in particle emissions.
Already launched in Qatar, the Euro V Fighter will also be introduced to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, and Bahrain within the next few months. The rollout matches the expected implementation of more stringent emissions standards in the region; Qatar plans to mandate Euro V standards starting with 2023 models. The Euro V-compliant light-duty Canter is also already available in the UAE, Qatar, and Oman.
Countries in the GCC have been shifting quickly to integrate sustainability targets into their national strategies. Last year, Qatar unveiled an action plan to combat climate change, with the aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 per cent by 2030. Saudi Arabia has also announced plans to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2060. As economies around the world transition their industries onto more environmentally conscious paths, MFTBC will continue to support these commitments and businesses everywhere with its proven technology.
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