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The small truck of Mitsubishi FUSO, Canter has a good balance between engine power and fuel economy with reasonable price. It is suitable for long distance transportation and it enjoys the top market share of small truck segment in the world.
Mitsubishi FUSO is carrying out the overseas operation of Canter Truck. In February 2014, the middle size Canter with GVW 8.55t was marketed for overseas market. This small truck realized payload equivalent to middle size truck in the upper segment. The model ensures high safety performance by strengthening the brake system for increase of total vehicle weight. In addition, the equipment to cope with safety regulation was added to adapt the vehicle regulation for upper segment, GVW7.5t in Europe. The model realized high efficient logistics by payload of truck in the upper segment with initial and running cost for small truck. The model is going to be exported to over 40 countries. In Australia, New Zealand and some countries in Europe, the sales have already started, and the planning of export operation for other countries such as Singapore is underway.
10 units of Canter Eco Hybrid were delivered to 5 British companies in January 2008. After the operation test, the export operation started in 2014FY. It was first time for the model to receive orders from Ireland and Australia. The customers in Australia are in various fields such as energy company, food packaging company, courier cargo transportation, beverage delivery company, etc. The customer in Ireland is a Dublin-based Ireland public electric company, and the trucks are utilized for customer service and infrastructure maintenance.