New Fuso in Ja­pan

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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.

T&D

e new Fuso, launched on the Ja­panese do­mes­tic mar­ket, re ects Daim­ler Trucks’ global plat­form con­cept

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