It was launched in 1960 and is now in its fourth generation. In Japan, Asia-Pacific, Mid-East, Africa, Jamaica, and South America, its principal competitors are the Isuzu Journey, Nissan Civilian, and Toyota Coaster. In Egypt, it is manufactured by the Ghabbour Group.
Rosa makes moving people easy, safe and comfortable. Our range can be broken into two model groups Standard and Deluxe. With the choice of 22 or 25 seat capacity, as well manual or automatic transmission, it’s clear to see why Rosa is the best-selling bus in its class twelve years running. Our 25 seater Fuso Rosa buses are well-equipped and well-versed in getting people where they need to be – in comfort and on time. Whether taking tourists on a classic Kiwi tiki tour, ensuring kids don’t miss school or getting local commuters from A to B, FUSO Rosa has broad appeal. Comfortable, durable interiors excellent safety standards quiet, smooth performance on the road economical fuel consumption, hill-conquering power, and proven reliability – it’s the complete package.
Generations of Mitsubishi Fuso Rosa Bus
First Generation (1960-1973)
Mitsubishi officially launched the Rosa minibus in 1960. At that time, the factory was coded as B10 and developed from the original Mitsubishi Jupiter truck chassis. Its body style is similar to that of the flat O319 minibus. The length of the complete car is approximately 5.4 meters.
In the following year (1961), Mitsubishi evolved B20 on the basis of B10, which is an extended version of B10, which ranges between 6.25 and 7 meters in length.
Second Generation (1973-1986)
In 1973, Mitsubishi launched the second generation, which is the same as the first generation. The biggest difference is that the design of the front has largely revised, and a large number of components can be shared with the Mitsubishi trucks of the homonymous company.
Initially, there were BC2 (short-range petrol version), BE2 (short-range diesel version), and BH2 (long-range diesel version). In 1981, the BK2 series (a long-range version with a width of 2.3 meters) introduced.
Third generation (1986-1997)
The third-generation version of the body launched in 1986 was very different from the original second generation. The most prominent the newly designed body, which introduced a large number of ergonomic designs. Like the previous two generations, the third generation minibus Rosa has short and long versions. The headlights have a round or square lamp version. Some of which equipped with command lights on the side of the vehicle. In 1990, Mitsubishi modified the front design of the Rosa minibus.
The distance between the two headlights extended. And the command light on the vehicle side installed. At the same time, they also offer an automatic transmission, before the independent shock absorber or before the cushion more independent damping to choose. It was at this time that Mitsubishi also joined the four-wheel-drive version for the first time (just a long-tail).
Fourth generation (1997-Present)
The essence of the fourth generation is an improved version of the third generation. The design of the body of the car greatly modified, and the distance between the axis of the head and the door considerably reduced. In addition, the taillights are round and are different from the second and third generations.
In addition to a short series (6.25 meters in length) and a long series (7 meters in total length). The fourth generation also introduced an ultra-long matrix (a length of 7.73 meters) in 1998, bringing the maximum capacity of all the vehicles to 24 people. Increase to a maximum of 30 people. As for the previous more independent padded cushioning, it also replaced in 1999 by an independent cushion plus a full cushion. In 2002-05, Mitsubishi Rosa also launched a natural gas fuel vehicle.
- Short body (16 or 25 seater)
- Long body (16, 23, 25 or 28 seater)
- Super long body (23, 24, 29 or 33 seater)