ATDS Testing Shows Canter FE160 Fuel Economy 8% Better than Isuzu NPR-HD
Independent testing conducted with loaded trucks over multiple measured runs revealed an 8.45% advantage in fuel economy for the FUSO Canter FE160, compared to an equivalently configured NPR-HD.
Logan Township, NJ — Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) has developed its new line of Canter medium-duty commercial trucks to provide lower cost of ownership. To gauge one aspect of how its new Canters perform, MFTA commissioned Automotive Testing and Development Services, Inc. (ATDS) to conduct independent fuel economy testing of its new Canter FE160 compared to an Isuzu NPR-HD.
ATDS tested two equivalently configured vehicles — a 2012 FUSO Canter FE160 and a 2011 NPR-HD. Testing was conducted under identical conditions on a 97.4-mile course that covered a mixture of city, suburban and highway driving conditions, with both trucks loaded to 14,490 lb. Testing was conducted in strict accordance with SAE J1321 Type II Fuel Consumption Test procedures. At the end of multiple runs conducted over several days, and filtered to eliminate any run where the elapsed time varied by more than 0.5% from the average, the Canter FE160 produced an average fuel economy of 12.331 mpg, compared to 11.370 mpg for the Isuzu NPR-HD— an 8.45% advantage for the Canter.
Advantage even stronger when using the Canter’s ECO mode
All test results above are based on both the Canter FE160 and the NPR-HD being operated in normal driving mode—which offers the most direct comparison. However, every 2012 Canter model also offers an ECO Mode, which is specifically designed to improve fuel economy. While this mode is not available on the NPR-HD, when the ECO Mode was engaged on the Canter, the FE160’s fuel economy advantage improved to 13.8% over the NPR-HD, using the same course and same testing protocol as the initial testing.
To read the full report, with complete test protocol and detailed results, visit http:/mitfuso.com/fuel.
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About Mitsubishi Fuso
Headquartered in Logan Township, NJ, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, Kawasaki, Japan, an integral part of the Daimler Trucks Division of Daimler AG. With a 25-year heritage in North America, MFTA is focused on delivering trucks with the lowest cost of ownership in their class. Its Class 3-5 diesel-powered, medium-duty cabover trucks are available through more than 200 dealer locations throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. More than 100,000 Mitsubishi Fuso standard, 4-wheel-drive and crew cab trucks have been sold in North America to fulfill the transportation needs of a wide variety of businesses and industries, including beverage, catering, refrigerated and dry cargo delivery fleets, vehicle recovery, towing, pest control, plumbing, light construction and landscaping. For more information, visit http://www.mitfuso.com, follow FusoTruck on Twitter, or see our Facebook page.
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