Japanese commercial vehicle manufacturer, Fuso, has launched a new heavy duty truck at the Brisbane Truck Show.
The Fuso Shogun, as it has been named, is powered by a recently developed Daimler OM470 11-litre in-line six cylinder common rail Euro 6 compliant engine.
According to parent company, Daimler Truck & Bus Australia, it features a power booster and an asymmetric turbocharger to enhance its pulling power in a lower rev range.
Coupled with a 12-speed automated manual transmission, the engine will be made available in two ratings of 395 horsepower (290kW) and 455hp (335kW) with additional outputs and displacements currently under consideration by the commercial vehicle manufacturer.
A decompression engine brake imbued with 340kW of force is one of the main features of the power unit.
Fuso confirmed it will have models for sale across its dealerships around Australia from 1 June.
Fuso Truck and Bus Australia Director, Justin Whitford, described the Shogun as a revolutionary model for the company and the Japanese heavy-duty truck segment in Australia.
“It will set new standards for Japanese trucks and deliver our customers a clear advantage thanks to cutting edge Daimler technology that compliments its legendary Fuso toughness,” he said.
The OM470 exceeds the ADR 83/03 standard. Fuso expects the truck to deliver fuel economy improvements and a reduction in AdBlue consumption based on results from its extensive testing in Japan, New Zealand and Australia.
Electronic safety systems and comfort features include adaptive cruise control (Proximity Control Assist) with stop and go function for heavy traffic, Advanced Emergency Braking, that will initiate braking for moving pedestrians, Lane Departure Warning and Electronic Stability Control.
Fuso engineers, according to Daimler, were attentive to designing an interior geared around noise suppression and vibration.
Many of the systems, as part of the Shogun’s ergonomic improvements, can be operated by steering wheel mounted buttons that enable drivers to keep their hands on the wheel.
Fuso will launch the Shogun with prime mover and rigid options suitable to a variety of applications such as B-double work, including 6x4, 8x4 with load share and 4x2 configurations, and will offer steel and air suspension varieties.
Gross Combination Weights run from 40,000kg to 63,000kg.
Fuso also unveiled, what it claims to be, the world’s first series produced electric truck all-electric eCanter at the Brisbane Truck Show. It currently features in a range of customer fleets in the US, Europe and Japan.