Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) along with Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, Japan (MFTBC), a Daimler Company, under Daimler Trucks Asia, recently rolled out its first Left-Hand Drive (LHD) FUSO truck for the export markets at its manufacturing facility in Oragadam. The first heavy-duty truck - the FUSO FJ (equivalent to a 2528C), will first be launched in markets like Nigeria, Ethiopia and Egypt, and in the mid-term will be rolled out in other markets in Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. With this, Daimler Trucks Asia strengthens its portfolio of new FUSO trucks for the non-Asian markets as well, adding thrust to its export strategy. A variant of the new DICV-made FUSO LHD will be showcased at the upcoming IAA Hannover show in September 2014.
DICV will also start manufacturing medium-duty FUSO LHD vehicles subsequently later this year to address the wider market.