/ News

Fuso unveils the redesigned Super Great heavy-duty truck

After six years, the Super Great receives a major design revamp and a new engine.

Jerome Tresvalles Jerome Tresvalles on Nov 06, 2023
Fuso Super Great

At the 2023 Japan Mobility Show, Mitsubishi Fuso Corporation unveiled the fully redesigned Super Great heavy-duty truck. Following its last major overhaul in 2017, the new model places a heightened emphasis on enhancing fuel efficiency, safety, and passenger comfort, as per the company's statement.

In a nutshell, the new model is now equipped with the 6R30 high-performance 12.8L diesel engine, offering a precise mixture of robust power and enhanced efficiency. Moreover, the cabin has undergone a revamp to enhance its aerodynamics, and it now features low rolling resistance tires, aligning with Japan's FY2025 Fuel Efficiency Standards, commonly referred to as JH25.

Super Great Engine

The new Super Great’s cab design is centered around the FUSO Black Belt theme. This theme, which can be found across other Fuso trucks in the lineup such as the light-duty Canter serves as a unifying element that instantly identifies FUSO products. In the case of the Super Great, Fuso says the Black Belt motif conveys the strength and sophistication befitting a flagship heavy-duty truck. This updated design also offers functional advantages, as the cab's enhanced aerodynamics, reduced use of resin components, and more environmentally friendly surface treatments all contribute to a reduction in carbon emissions during the manufacturing process.

Fuso Super Great Interior
Fuso Super Great Headlights

Moving on to the tech, the latest Super Great incorporates state-of-the-art safety technology. This truck is furnished with Active Brake Assist 6, an upgraded frontal collision mitigation system. The standard package also includes Active Side Guard Assist 2.0, which identifies potential hazards on both sides of the vehicle during turns and lane changes. An extremely indispensable tool for huge trucks like the Super Great.

Fuso Super Great Front

Going back a bit to the engine, the enhanced 6R30 engine enhances thermal efficiency by elevating combustion pressure through higher compression ratios and turbocharger modifications. This is achieved by configuring two types of turbochargers that align with the engine's power output, notably boosting torque, particularly at lower speeds. Fuso has also tinkered with the Super Great’s automated manual transmission, adjusting the shift timing to provide low-speed torque. 

Fuso Super Great Console
Fuso Super Great Key Fob

According to Fuso, the advancements in the combustion system, along with the minimization of driving resistance and fine-tuning of various engine components, have collectively led to an improvement in fuel economy. In their press release, Fuso hopes the additional improvements will make the Super Great a safer and easier truck to operate on the road.

Related Articles

Latest News