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Fuso unveils heavy duty vehicle at Brisbane Truck Show

Fuso has announced it will launch its new generation heavy duty truck at the Brisbane Truck Show.

As part of its ‘Black Panther’ project, the heavy duty truck dubbed in Japan the Super Great will receive an official name at the event where it is unveiled for the first time to the public.

Fuso has been running a targeted test and development program on Australian roads for the new model which will come available with active emergency brake and adaptive cruise control among it built-in safety features.

It will retain the current model’s unique passenger side transom window.

Powered by an 11-litre six-cylinder Daimler-sourced Fuso engine, the vehicle is paired with a 12-speed Automated Manual Transmission.

Daimler Truck & Bus confirmed it would be available in prime mover and rigid and said it would reveal more details in Brisbane.

Fuso Truck and Bus Australia, Director, Justin Whitford, said the arrival of the new generation heavy duty truck marks a new chapter for the brand.

“We have listened to our Australian customers and we have delivered the heavy duty truck they have been waiting for,” he said.

“Anyone who has driven one of our test trucks has come out raving about the refinement, the comfort and performance as well as the world-class safety features. It is a cutting edge truck that will save our customers money and we know they are going to love it,” said Whitford.

Fuso, according to Whitford, is in the enviable position of being able to benefit from the Daimler Trucks world of leading engineering technology.

“Fuso has been able to leverage the global engineering strength of Daimler to deliver the best safety technology, the best performance, economy and comfort to our Australian customers,” he said.

The truck will also feature an all-new interior.

Many of the controls can be adjusted from the multi-function steering wheel, allowing the driver to keep their hands on the wheel.

Fuso will also display models from its existing model line-up including the medium duty Fighter and small Canter truck.

The Brisbane Truck Show will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from May 16 to 19.

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