Air deflector boosts fuel economy

Mitsubishi Fuso air deflector for its new Canter FE/FG Series helps boost fuel economy.

Logan Township, N.J.—A new air deflector being offered by Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. is designed to reduce drag while boosting fuel economy. The deflector is available for all Mitsubishi Fuso 2012 Canter FE/FG Series standard-cab models as well as for 2005-10 standard-cab FE and FG models. The unit is not applicable to, or intended for installation on FUSO crew cabs.

Custom-designed to match the contours and mounting hard-points of the Canter cab, the air deflector measures 38 inches tall to the top of the fairing. It can be installed by any authorized Mitsubishi Fuso dealer or on arriving cab/chassis at any of MFTA’s four ports of entry. The reinforced fiberglass deflector is white, but can be painted to match any standard or custom cab color.

According to modeling and aerodynamic calculations provided by the manufacturer, the deflector may reduce drag by as much as 5.4 percent, which could lead to an accompanying boost in fuel economy by as much as 2.7 percent.

About Mitsubishi Fuso

Headquartered in Logan Township, N.J., Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. (MFTA) is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, Kawasaki, Japan, an integral part of the Daimler Trucks Division of Daimler AG. With a 25-year heritage in North America, MFTA is focused on delivering trucks with the lowest cost of ownership in their class. Its Class 3-5 diesel-powered, medium-duty cabover trucks are available through more than 200 dealer locations throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. More than 100,000 Mitsubishi Fuso standard, 4-wheel-drive and crew cab trucks have been sold in North America to fulfill the transportation needs of a wide variety of businesses and industries.

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