After a long period of time, commercial vehicle manufacturer, Fuso, finally releases a new facelifted Rosa bus. Apart from the new turbo-diesel and transmission, it also features a refreshed exterior, redesigned interior, and more safety equipment than before.
The new model was launched for the Australian market. Starting on the outside, this all-new bus gets a new face that’s accentuated with Fuso’s ‘Black Belt’ design for a more clean and prominent look. Moreover, it also has height-adjustable LED headlamps for that fine illumination during night time.
Inside, this certified people hauler gets a spacious cabin that can comfortably accommodate many passengers. For the Australian market, the Rosa light-duty bus can come equipped with either a 22 or 25 seater configuration. It also features a flat-floor design for easy ingress and egress of passengers. In terms of features, it also comes with a high-resolution touchscreen display as well as a new electronic instrument cluster that shows important data such as fuel-efficiency and maintenance status in real-time.
Safety and security features were also prioritized, with this bus being equipped with an Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS), Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), as well as the Electronic Stability Program (ESP).
Powering the new Fuso Rosa is a Euro 6-compliant 3.0-liter turbodiesel that’s capable of producing 173 hp and 430 Nm of torque. This new mill could either be paired with a 6-speed automated manual or a 5-speed manual gearbox.
This new Rosa is being exported as a BU product from MFTBC’s bus manufacturing plant in Toyama Prefecture, Japan. After Australia receiving this light-duty bus, the new Rosa is also set to be launched in New Zealand by early 2021. Perhaps, other markets shall also follow in due time, as this respective nameplate became a best-seller Asian Pacific region for the past decade.