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Al Habtoor launches Fuso Thunderbolt heavy-duty truck in Riyadh

Al Habtoor Motors unveils the Fuso Thunderbolt, a heavy-duty trucks range designed by Mitsubishi Fuso for the Saudi market and with reduced operating costs in mind, at an event in Saudi Arabia

More than 150 Saudi truck operators attended the Fuso Thunderbolt launch event in Riyadh.
More than 150 Saudi truck operators attended the Fuso Thunderbolt launch event in Riyadh.

Al Habtoor Motors has unveiled the Fuso Thunderbolt, a new range of heavy-duty trucks from Mitsubishi Fuso targeting the Saudi market, at a launch event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Mitsubishi Fuso says the Thunderbolt is designed to reduce operating costs through low fuel consumption and maintenance costs, while delivering 438 horsepower and gross combination weights of up to 100 tonnes.

The range also comes with 4x2 and 6x4 tractor head and 6x4 and 8x4 rigid chassis configurations, and is supported in the region by a three-year, 450,00km warranty.

Simon Monahan, country head for Saudi Arabia at Al Habtoor Motors, noted: “The Thunderbolt is perfectly suited for the Saudi heavy-duty truck market, and it comes with Al Habtoor’s commitment to international standards of customer care, competitive pricing and body applications support.”

He added: “We have a number of demonstration models which will now be loaned to large fleet customers in KSA for testing against their existing fleet. This will demonstrate the cost savings in a real world environment.”

Al Habtoor has active sales and service facilities in Riyadh and Al Khobar (since July) and will launch a facility in Jeddah in September, completing its coverage of Saudi Arabia’s three largest cities.

Monahan continued: “We support fleets through Habtoor Technical Support 24/7, which is a fleet of mobile maintenance vehicles that cover the rest of the country, and which is available to any Fuso fleet, even if the vehicles are not purchased from us.”

Through routine maintenance and a truck accident repair service, Al Habtoor has pledged to deliver the lowest vehicle operating costs in the Kingdom with the Fuso.

The Thunderbolt launch event in the Saudi capital was attended by more than 150 truck operators, and Al Habtoor plans to host Kingdom-wide events as it rolls out the heavy-duty Fuso range across the country.

The event takes place a little over nine months after Al Habtoor Motors was announced as the distributor for Mitsubishi Fuso in Saudi Arabia.

In November 2016, Al Habtoor Motors also launched the Fuso FA, FI, FJ, and FZ ranges of medium- and heavy-duty trucks in the UAE.

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