New Fuso in Japan
FUSO HAS LAUNCHED A NEW heavy-duty agship on the Japanese market – the Super Great a product of Daimler Trucks’ global platform strategy.
e truck, which Daimler Trucks Asia says positions Fuso “at the top of our market in Japan,” has a 10.7-litre Mercedes-Benz OM470 engine and a Daimler AMT also sourced from Merc.
e global platform drivetrain, completed by axles made in Japan, with di s built by Detroit in the United States and by M-B in Germany, is said to cut fuel use by up to 15% compared to the previous model.
e engine has Daimler’s heavy-duty engine platform (HDEP) fuel e ciency package – and the new truck is also optimised in terms of its tare weight.
Arguably, its looks also have some similarities to the new-generation Mercedes-Benz trucks.
Daimler Trucks says that the truck “sets a new benchmark for e ciency, safety and connectivity in Japan.”
It is, it says, “the most e cient, safest and bestconnected” truck on the Japanese market.
State-of-the-art safety and telematics will be o ered with the new truck, including the Active Brake Assist 4 (ABA4) emergency braking system, capable of detecting pedestrians and initiating emergency braking to avoid hitting them. Fatigue alert and active turning collision avoidance systems are also available in the Fuso.
e launch release doesn’t specify horsepower ratings for the new Fuso, but Daimler Trucks’ says that the new inline six OM 470 has up to 456-horsepower/335kW, with 2200Nm of peak torque.
e new Fuso, launched on the Japanese domestic market, re ects Daimler Trucks’ global platform concept