DICV begins production of LHD FUSO trucks

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles has now rolled out its first Left-Hand Drive (LHD) FUSO truck for export markets at its Oragadam plant. FUSO FJ (equivalent to a 2528C) heavy-duty truck will enter markets in Nigeria, Ethiopia and Egypt and continue its journey in further markets in Africa, Latin America, and Middle East.

DICV Left-Hand Drive FUSO trucksWith this move, Daimler Trucks Asia strengthens its new FUSO trucks platform for non-Asian markets. A new DICV-made FUSO LHD will shown at IAA Hannover show in September.

DICV-made FUSO trucks are exported to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Brunei. DICV will begin manufacturing medium-duty FUSO LHD vehicles later in 2014 to cater to a wider market.

FUSO has put in gear a system to continuously add further markets to improve presence. Daimler Trucks Asia hopes for growth momentum in future markets in addition to current markets in the aegis of its Asia Business Model introduced in 2013. The company is leveraging Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp. (MFTBC) and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) strengths under its Daimler Trucks Asia plan targeted to double (MFTBC and DICV combined) sales to over 290,000 units by 2020.

Daimler Trucks in Asia is likely to make a noticeable contribution to overall Daimler Trucks sales target of over 500,000 units sold in year 2015 and upward of 700,000 trucks in the year 2020.