The history of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus is inextricably linked with the history of Mitsubishi. The emergence of the group accounts for 1870. However, the automotive industry in the scope of his interests got in the early 20th century. In 1914, the company logo was registered (three diamonds), now known all over the world. In 1917, on a conveyor technology started production car Model-A. However, while strong demand in Japan, cars are not used. Developing economies demanded cars are intended for transportation of cargoes and passengers.
In response to the demand for freight transport in 1918, he began light truck release T1, similar in design to the Model-A. In 20-ies started production of trucks and heavy-duty.
Fuso heyday began in the 30s. In 1932, the first bus B46 was created, which was considered very modern for those times. Before World War II, the focus Mitsubishi Fuso buses paid issue, although trucks have also been developed and produced. Prioritization has changed after the war. In the middle of 1946 it started to produce his four truck T1. In the same year, started production of a new bus.
Since the 50s, and later became designers adhere cabover bus layout.
In the 60 years it increased the volume of intercity passenger traffic, so in 1962, mastered the production of large triaxial MR430 bus. Family Coach augmented and other models.
1963 was the beginning of a light truck sales with lifting capacity 2t, who later became the most popular among all products Mitsubishi Fuso.
After the oil crisis that occurred in the seventies, serious attention is paid to efficiency motors. Most of the power units are now diesel. At the turn of 70-80-ies. change all series trucks and buses.
Mitsubishi Fuso is one of the largest manufacturers in its segment not only in Japan but also worldwide. At the enterprises of the company produced trucks and buses of all classes in numerous versions. In the eighties, trucks and buses Mitsubishi Fuso exported to many countries around the world.
In the early nineties continued growth in the Japanese and global markets trucks and buses. Mitsubishi also stimulates demand and the release of new products. However, the decline in sales due to a number of crises and a general downturn in the global economy prompted Mitsubishi Motors to share the risks of passenger cars and trucks and to allocate in the beginning of 2003 into a separate company Fuso Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus.