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Mitsubishi Fuso Aero Star
Seaside 1686
Manufacturer Mitsubishi Fuso
Also called Hyundai Aero City (South Korea)
Production 1984-present
Predecessor Mitsubishi Fuso MP Series
Class Buses
Body style(s) Bus
Engine(s) 6D22, 6D24, 6M70, MD92
Transmission(s) 5-speed manual
INOMAT 6-speed automatic
Allison 5-speed automatic
Wheelbase 4.8 meter, 5.3 meter

The Mitsubishi Fuso Aero Star (kana:三菱ふそう・エアロスター) is a heavy-duty bus built by Mitsubishi Fuso. The range was primarily available as city bus.

Its principal competitors are Isuzu Erga, UD Trucks Space Runner RA (old name:Nissan Diesel Space Runner RA) and Hino Blue Ribbon.

Fuso full-size city bus (1950-1976) Edit

  • MR Series (1960–1964)
  • B800 Series (Line)
    • B800, B805 (1967)
    • B820J (1969)

MP Series (1976-1984) Edit

  • MP107/117/517 (1976)
  • K-(P-)MP107/MP118/518 (1980)

Aero Star (first series, 1984-1996) Edit

  • P-MP218/618 (1984)
  • U-MP218/618 (1990)
    • U-MP618kai (MBECS Hybrid, 1993)
  • U-MP628 (1993)
  • KC-MP217/617/627 (1995)

Aero Star (second series, 1996-present) Edit

  • KC-MP317/717 (1996)
    • KC-MP747 (Non-step Low-Floor)
    • KC-MP737 (MBECS-III [Hybrid])
  • KL-MP35/37 (2000)
    • KL-MP37 kai (Aero Star HEV [Hybrid], 2004)
  • PJ-MP35/37J (2004)
  • PKG-MP35 (2007)
    • BJG-MP37 (Aero Star Eco Hybrid)
    • PKG-MP35U kai (Non-step Low-Floor, 2009)
      Nissan Diesel MD92TJ equipped, with AdBlue.
  • LKG-MP35/37F (2010)
    Equipment: 6M60 engine with VGT, BlueTec and Powertard, Allison 6-speed automatic transmission standard

Since 2007, some Aero Star has been sold as UD Trucks Space Runner A (old name:Nissan Diesel Space Runner A).

Aero Star-S Edit

The Aero Star-S is a rebadged UD Trucks Space Runner RA (old name:Nissan Diesel Space Runner RA).

  • PKG-AA274/ADG-AA273 (2007)

Transport electrification Edit

The Eco Hybrid (diesel-electric bus) is now setting new standards in practical trials in Japan. It can reduce fuel consumption by as much as 30 percent [1]. The Mitsubishi Fuso Aero Star Eco Hybrid operates with a series hybrid drive, in which the diesel engine does not drive wheels directly but instead is used solely to drive an electrical generator to recharge lithium-ion batteries[2], connected to the two electric motor (with a combined output of 158 kW), which propel the vehicle [3].

Daimler Trucks uses such a system for most of its full-hybrid commercial vehicles, including in the Mitsubishi Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid, while series hybrids are reserved for urban buses, where they work most efficiently [4].

Range is 300 km (almost 200 miles) [5].

Other electric vehicles of the GroupEdit

Mitsubishi Fuso Edit

Mercedes-Benz Edit

See alsoEdit

References Edit

External linksEdit

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