Thursday, 19 September 2019 | 11:03 WIB

Mitsubishi Fuso Showcases Fighter Long Chassis at Makassar GIIAS

Mitsubishi Fuso Showcases Fighter Long Chassis at Makassar GIIAS

MAKASSAR, NETRALNEWS.COM - PT Krama Yudha Tiga Berlian Motors (KTB), the distributor of Mitsubishi Fuso commercial trucks in Indonesia, has enlivened the GAIKINDO Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) exhibition at the Celebes Convention Center, Makassar, South Sulawesi, on 11-15 September 2019.

Together with dealers from PT Bosowa Berlian Motor, and PT Sulawesi Berlian Motor, KTB presented two flagship products of Mitsubishi Fuso, namely the Colt Diesel (dump truck, FE SHDX variant) and Fighter (flat deck, FN 62FL HD variant).

Dony Hermawan, Head of Public Relations & CSR at PT Krama Yudha Tiga Berlian Motors, said the participation of Mitsubishi Fuso in the Makassar GIIAS series was at the same time a dissemination event for the newest variant of Fighter in Eastern Indonesia. Earlier in July 2019, Fighter had been introduced at the GIIAS event at BSD Serpong.

There are six new variants of the Fighter, a long series version, with chassis cab to end of 6.6m to 9.8m, allowing consumers to carry more loads in one transport.

The Fighter with a long chassis answers the growing needs of consumers, especially in medium trucks. The incessant development of infrastructure has increasingly pushed the distribution of goods by land, especially through truck transportation modes.

On the other hand, Government regulations related to over dimension and over loading (ODOL) also have a positive impact on consumer demand for variants with greater capacity.

Through automotive exhibitions such as GIIAS, KTB hopes to be able to boost sales to catch up with the market decline in the first half of the year because the focus of the public and business is more focused on the holding of the General Election.

The company's sales are expected to rebound in the second half, and this has begun to appear in the market improvement during July and is expected to continue to increase until the end of the year.

"Mitsubishi Fuso is still the biggest contributor in the commercial vehicle segment with a market share of 44.2 percent and sales volume of 21,976 units during the January-July 2019 period," said Dony.