Fuso History

1932

The Fuso brand name first appeared in 1932 in conjunction with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ first, so-called “B46” commercial bus.

1938

Y6100AD diesel engine, progenitor of the post-war DB engine, is completed.

1941

YB40 2-ton diesel truck is produced.

1946

B1 gasoline bus is produced.

1951

W11 4-ton tow truck is produced.

1955

T33 8-ton, Japan’s first genuine heavy-duty truck, is produced.

1960

B10 “Rosa” small-size bus is launched.

1963

T720 “Canter” light-duty cab-over truck is launched.

1969

Produced the high-speed, long-distance tourist bus, the B906R.

1976

“MK115” of medium-size bus is launched.

1977

“FS119S” heavy-duty low bed truck is launched.

1978

“Canter” light-duty truck undergoes full model change. Wide cab and 3-ton models are added to lineup.

1982

Large-size tour bus, named “AERO BUS”series, is launched.

1983

Heavy-duty truck FT/FU/FV series undergo full model change and is given new name "The Great."

1984

“Fighter”, medium-duty truck, is launched.

1996

Heavy-duty truck undergoes first model change in 13 years and named “Super Great”.

1997

Launched the AERO STAR non-step bus, the first heavy-duty route bus in Japan.

2006

“Canter” light-duty truck undergoes full model change. Wide cab and 3-ton models are added to lineup.

2010

“Canter” light-duty truck undergoes full model change.

2014

Launched the Super Great V, with its realization of game-changing low-fuel consumption.

2014

“New Aero Star” large-size route bus undergoes full model change.

2016

The further-evolved “Canter” light-duty truck is launched.

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