Mitsubishi Fuso Aero Star

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Mitsubishi Fuso Aero Star
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Manufacturer Mitsubishi Fuso
Hyundai Motor Company
Also called Hyundai Aero City
Production 1984-present
Body and chassis
Class Complete bus
Bus chassis
Body style Single-decker bus
Doors 1 or 2
Floor type Step-entrance
Low floor
Low entry
Engine 6D22, 6D24, 6M70, MD92 (UD Trucks), 6M60 (Mitsubishi Fuso)
Transmission 5-speed manual
INOMAT 6-speed automatic
Allison 5-speed automatic
Wheelbase 4.8 meter, 5.3 meter
Length 9.4m, 10.1m and 10.5m
Width 2.5m
Height 3.0m or 3.4m
Predecessor Mitsubishi Fuso MP Series

The Mitsubishi Fuso Aero Star (kana:三菱ふそう・エアロスター) is a heavy-duty single-decker bus produced by the Japanese manufacturer Mitsubishi Fuso since 1984. The range was available as either a public bus or a coach. Its principal competitors are the Isuzu Erga, the Nissan Diesel Space Runner RA and the Hino Blue Ribbon.

Fuso full-size city bus (1950-1976)[edit]

  • MR Series (1960–1964)
  • B800 Series (Line)
    • B800, B805 (1967)
    • B820J (1969)

MP Series (1976-1984)[edit]

  • MP107/117/517 (1976)
  • K-MP107/MP118/518 (1980)
  • P-MP118/518 (1983)

Aero Star (first series, 1984-1996)[edit]

  • P-MP218/618K/M/N/P (1984)
  • U-MP218/618K/M/N/P (1990)
    • U-MP618K/Mkai (MBECS Hybrid, 1993)
    • U-MP628K (1993)
  • KC-MP217/617/627K/M/N/P (1995)

Aero Star (second series, 1996-present)[edit]

  • KC-MP317/717K/M/P (1996)
  • KL-MP35/37K/M/P (2000)
    • MP37JM kai (Aero Star HEV Hybrid Electric, 2004)
  • PJ-MP35/37JK/M/P (2004)
  • PKG-MP35UK/UM/UP (2007)
  • LKG-/QKG-MP35/37FK/M/P (2010)
    • Equipment: 6M60 engine with VGT, BlueTec and Powertard, Allison 6-speed automatic transmission as standard
    • Sold currently in Australia as Fuso School Bus (MP35F) and Fuso City Bus (MP37F)[1]
  • QKG-MP35/38FK/M/P (2014)
    • Face-lifted model of MP35/37, wheel bases have extended on MP38.
  • 2PG/2KG-MP35/38K/M/P(2017)

Between 2007 and 2011, some Aero Star has been sold as UD Trucks Space Runner A (old name: Nissan Diesel Space Runner A).

Aero Star-S[edit]

The Aero Star-S is the rebadged UD Trucks Space Runner RA (old name: Nissan Diesel Space Runner RA). It has a double-curvature windscreen, rounded roof dome (more rounded than the 1996–present Aero Star) with a separately mounted destination blind.

  • PKG-AA274/ADG-AA273 (2007)

Transport electrification[edit]

The Eco Hybrid (diesel-electric bus) is now setting new standards in practical trials in Japan. It can reduce fuel consumption by as much as 30 percent.[2] The Mitsubishi Fuso Aero Star Eco Hybrid operates with a series hybrid drive, in which the diesel engine does not drive wheels directly but instead is used solely to drive an electrical generator to recharge lithium-ion batteries,[3] connected to the two electric motor (with a combined output of 158 kW), which propel the vehicle.[4]

Daimler Trucks uses such a system for most of its full-hybrid commercial vehicles, including in the Mitsubishi Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid, while series hybrids are reserved for urban buses, where they work most efficiently.[5]

Range is 300 km (almost 200 miles).[6]

Other electric vehicles of the Group[edit]

Mitsubishi Fuso[edit]


See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 November 2008. Retrieved 31 October 2008. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 November 2008. Retrieved 31 October 2008. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 November 2008. Retrieved 31 October 2008. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 November 2008. Retrieved 31 October 2008. 
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