, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 2 – Kenya’s sole Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Company (MFTBC) franchise holder, Simba Colt Motors, has unveiled a series of three new generation Mitsubishi Fuso Canter trucks as part of a global launch.
Assembled in Kenya at the Associated Vehicle Assemblers (AVA) plant in Mombasa under the close supervision of MFTBC engineers, the new Canter is a versatile light-truck, bears the hallmark of reliability and durability offering more power, greater eco-friendly, safety and comfort features.
The launch of the two all-new Canter FE 84, and FE 85 models is geared at replacing the FE 635 and FE 659 models respectively which have been sold and serviced by Simba Colt Motors for the past 14years.
At the same time, a new, rear double wheel FE 71 has also been unveiled heralding the birth of the seventh generation Mitsubishi Canter medium trucks in Kenya.
Speaking during the launch of the new eco friendly models, Simba Colt Motors Group CEO Adil Popat confirmed that the new generation Canter offers outstanding safety, performance, durability and value for money.
Mr Popat explained that among other elements, the new generation Canter features a reinforced chassis with the gearshift mounted in the dashboard to effectively enable a relaxed driving position for the driver.
“We at Simba Colt Motors are very pleased to introduce the all-new Canter and are certain that it will meet our customers’ expectation levels for their light to medium duty truck requirements,” Mr Popat said.
“We look forward to the success of the all-new Canter and expect that this introduction will bring additional positive growth in terms of sales commensurate to the continuing economic recovery of the country.”
By employing new technologies, the new generation Canter represents a big step forward in MFTBC’s drive towards environmental sustainability while demonstrating continued commitment and leadership in innovative commercial truck technology.
The Canter continues to draw patronage from both local and multinational companies, the small and medium enterprises entrepreneurs as the Canter is well renowned for its reliability and value for money.”
First developed in Japan more than 45 years ago, the Mitsubishi Canter which has become synonymous with excellence with most transporters has undergone ample developments, tests and improvements leading to the development of the new FE line.
Dating back to the early 60s, Mitsubishi Fuso has built more than 3.4 million Canters and 2 million medium and heavy duty trucks.
With a wide series of available payload configurations, the FE series has the versatility for a great variety of applications.