Review: 2015 Fuso MP35 School Bus
Fuso MP35: The Introduction
A bus is one of the mainstream modes of transportation for a lot of countries worldwide and because of that, these machines undergo dozens and hundreds of tests before it even hit the market. Also not surprisingly, the variety of buses have also exponentially increased during the last few decades, essentially putting the machine as one of the most developed and innovated vehicle during that span. In our latest review, we’ll be looking at one bus that has been particularly engineered for children and schools, just one of the many specialisation that buses are known for, nowadays. On that note, here’s a closer look at Fuso’s MP35 School Bus.
Fuso MP35: Key Features
In true fashion, the MP35 School Bus really lives up to its tag as a child-complimentary and school-friendly bus. And though the purpose-built passenger vehicle went with some basic arrangements for the interior, it was still somehow able to keep the comfortable and relaxing feel inside for both the passengers and the driver. For example, the design features a lower height and shorter length, giving ample room for the kids—all while while also making its impact in terms of better fuel economy.
Good engine and durable
So what does that have to do with each other? The company actually designed the vehicle with great precision and through the use of some of the manufacturer’s most durable components, which essentially makes the bus a pretty formidable option in the market. The serviceable parts can be easily accessed as well, making way for faster checkups and less downtime. Now as far as the engine goes, the bus packs a decent six cylinder, 7.5-litre 6M60-T2 engine which coughs up about 200kW (270hp) with 785 Nm of torque. Not bad for a school bus.
Simple, but efficient design
Like mentioned, the design of the Fuso MP35 is actually pretty good and simple—which is probably attributed to the fact it’s made with a certain market in mind—and you can also feel that more emphasis was put on factors like safety and comfortability. The controls are nicely designed, too, which can be easily recognized and accessed by the driver. Despite the slightly reduced dimensions, the bus capacity remains solid, boasting 50 seats with great air-conditioning, legroom, and headroom for the passengers.
The bus also does pretty well on the road, showing great balance during our run, proving once again how Fuso have perfected their design thanks to their years of experience and expertise in the industry. In addition, the touchpad controls are in front of you and to the left, which means you can see what gear you are in without getting too distracted. Also, if you’ve looked at Fuso’s buses before, like the ones at Just Jap Truck Spares, the company really owns that strong reputation regarding their product’s quality and reliability.
Fuso MP35: Price
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Fuso MP35: The Verdict
The bus showed impressive balance of decent specs and on point features to present itself as a dedicated and efficient school bus, which by the way also includes modest upsides that should let it stick in the market in the next few years or so. The build and design, which is partly adapted from the highly successful Rosa bus add a pretty good set of trusted and reliable specs that operators who are new to the industry can bank on. Summing up, the Fuso MP35 School Bus is no doubt one of the better choices out there, and should be a solid investment for your business for years to come.