Diamond Motors opens first Fuso dealership in PH
• Mitsubishi opens QC truck facility
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation has inaugurated its very first FUSO dealership outlet right in the heart of Quezon City’s famed “Truck Row”. Under management by the Blaylock led Diamond Motors Corporation, the 2,891 square meters Fuso dealership is strategically located along Quezon Avenue, near the corner of Araneta Avenue, where truck importers have set up shop. A diamond in the rough, the truck facility beefs up the fleet of vehicles under the DMC stable.
“We are fully capable of accommodating the after sales demands of Fuso customers and we have the equipment and expertise to handle light duty trucks such as the six-wheeler FUSO FI up to the 25-tonner FUSO FJ Heavy Duty truck,” says George Blaylock, head honcho of DMC.
The DMC FUSO facility has a total of five work bays, complete tools, equipment, genuine spare parts and an army of certified technicians to service the trucks.
Visitors of the launch were provided with a tour of the DMC FUSO dealership, with two massive trucks greeting everyone as they walked toward the work bay area.
The six-wheeler FUSO FI is Mitsubishi’s entry variant in the medium duty truck segment. Equipped with a new generation 4D37 diesel engine, this 11,990kgs truck has an estimated 172 bhp and 520 Nm of torque matted to a six-speed manual transmission designed for smooth operation and driving efficiency. The shot peene and powder coated chassis has deeper and thicker frame members for greater surface strength and corrosion resistance. Engineers have also installed taller stacks of laminated leaf springs at the rear to provide higher payload capacity.
The big brother of the FI is the 25-tonner FUSO FJ, which is powered by a powerful 282bhp, yet fuel efficient 6S20 diesel engine matted to a nine-speed transmission designed for better acceleration and fuel economy. Same as the F1, the new FJ has a stylish and aerodynamic front fascia and the first heavy duty truck in the country to have a natural 32 feet cab to end frame chassis.
Like the F1, the FJ comes equipped with a climate control system as a standard feature. The FJ also has multi-adjustable air pressure driver’s seat, power windows, tilt/telescopic steering system, central door locking mechanism and a segment first ABS system that controls the air brake pressure to prevent wheel lock up during emergency braking.
The SRP for the FI is P1.9M, while the FJ retails for P3M and is manufactured by Daimler India Commercial Vehicles.