Mitsubishi Fuso Aero Star

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Mitsubishi Fuso Aero Star
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Manufacturer Mitsubishi Fuso
Production 1984-present
Body and chassis
Class 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
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.

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-MP218/618 (1984)
  • U-MP218/618 (1990)
    • U-MP618kai (MBECS Hybrid, 1993)
  • U-MP628 (1993)
  • KC-MP217/617/627 (1995)

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

  • KC-MP317/717 (1996)
  • KL-MP35/37 (2000)
    • KL-MP37 kai (Aero Star HEV Hybrid Electric, 2004)
  • PJ-MP35/37J (2004)
  • PKG-MP35 (2007)
    • BJG-MP37T (Aero Star Eco Hybrid)
      • 4M50 Engine with 79*2 (158) kW Motor Equipped
    • PKG-MP35U kai (Non-step Low-Floor, 2009)
    • Nissan Diesel MD92TJ equipped, with Urea SCR (It requires AdBlue).
  • LKG-/QKG-MP35/37F (2010)
  • QKG-MP35/38F (2014)
    • Face-lifted model of QKG-MP35/37, wheel bases have extended on MP38F.

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 separate 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.[1] 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,[2] connected to the two electric motor (with a combined output of 158 kW), which propel the vehicle.[3]

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.[4]

Range is 300 km (almost 200 miles).[5]

Other electric vehicles of the Group[edit]

Mitsubishi Fuso[edit]


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