Fuso will launch a new heavy rigid Shogun model at the Brisbane Truck Show next month.
The Shogun 360 was developed as a premium 14-pallet rigid model with class-leading safety, comfort and Euro 6 emissions using a more compact engine.
A low chassis height and electronically controlled rear air suspension, with memory function for two settings, allows for easy loading and unloading at docks.
It features the efficient Daimler OM936 7.7-litre six-cylinder with 360hp and 1400Nm of torque linked to a fully-automated 12-speed transmission.
The transmission features Eco Roll fuel saving capability and an advanced crawler mode for low-speed work.
With a tare weight of 6950kg, the Shogun 360 is available as a 6×2 or 6×4 and comes with a full-suite of safety technology designed to keep drivers and other road users safe.
This includes Advanced Emergency Braking System, Lane Departure Warning System, Electronic Stability Program and Driver Attention Assist, which uses facial recognition technology to warn of fatigue.
Fuso Truck and Bus Director, Alex Müller, said the Shogun 360 was developed for a specific segment of the Australian transport industry.
“Many of our customers operating in the 14-pallet distribution segment have been asking for a truck with the safety, quality and efficiency of Shogun, so we are thrilled to deliver it,” he said.
“We have already taken extensive orders for this exciting new Shogun model and are pleased that our customers value the safety and fuel efficiency the 360 offers,” said Müller.
According to Müller, the Shogun 360 introduction is another example of Fuso’s commitment to help customers boost safety and cut emissions.
“Fuso is proud to further contribute to road safety in Australia with the latest active safety features and also help reduce emissions with Euro 6 technology well in advance of any regulations,” he said.
“Our customers really appreciate the peace of mind provided by our class-leading warranty and the long service intervals, which help them to drive down running costs.”
The Shogun 360 features the same spacious cabin as regular Shogun models, including the innovative passenger-side transom window for optimum visibility and the ergonomic interior with a driver-focused dashboard layout.
Standard features include a 7-inch multi-media unit with digital radio, air-suspension seat, climate control and steering wheel mounted controls, and push button start. A reverse camera is standard, while as many as seven can be supported.
The Shogun range also includes prime mover and rigid models that use the Daimler OM470 10.7-litre six-cylinder engine and 12-speed AMT.
A Shogun 360 will be one of the stars on the Daimler stand at the Brisbane Truck Show at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from May 13 to 16.