The Fuso Canter – the maneuverable payload star among light-duty trucks – is entering the 2014 model year with a host of features, including an engine brake with a braking power of 50 kW, the Electronic Stability Program (ESP), ABS and electronic brake proportioning also now form part of the standard specification.
The Canter 9C15/9C18 – as the new weight variant is known – features as standard the “Duonic” automated dual clutch transmission and the wide “C” (comfort) cab, and is available with efficient 3.0L engines with outputs of 150 hp and 175 hp as well as diesel particulate filter and SCR technology “BlueTec 6.” Also forming part of the standard specification are an engine brake with a braking power of 50 kW, the Electronic Stability Program (ESP), ABS, and an electronic brake proportioning, according to the company.
Compliance with the EU emission regulations will start January 1, 2014. Euro 5b+ applies to the weight variants with a permissible gross vehicle weight of up to 6 tons, while Euro VI applies to the weight variants above this level and to the Canter Eco Hybrid. The new engines not only boast lower emissions but are also more efficient.
The standard-fit “Ecofficiency” package comprises a variety of measures designed to reduce consumption, such as higher injection pressures of 2000 bar, the use of fuel-efficient engine oil, engine start/stop function and longer axle ratios. The variants with a permissible gross vehicle weight above 6.5 t and rated at 150 hp and 175 hp additionally feature tires with optimized rolling resistance and an enhanced diesel particulate filter. These engine variants make use of BlueTec 6 by means of an SCR catalytic converter.
As the top-of-the-range weight variant, the new Fuso Canter 9C15/9C18 has a permissible gross vehicle weight of 8.55 t and a chassis payload of up to 6 tons.
A further innovation is incorporated into the all-wheel-drive Canter 4×4, which is now fitted as standard with a reduction gear and therefore boasts a slope climbing ability of up to 60 percent. The all-wheel drive is engageable and helps to save fuel in everyday applications as a 4×2 system. In addition, the Canter 4×4 is equipped with a self-locking rear axle differential of up to 70 percent as well as a 50 kW engine brake, according to the truckmaker.
The new features for the Canter 2014 model year are rounded off with a wide-angle mirror, available as an optional extra and recommended especially for wide bodies, such as box bodies, according to the truckmaker.
The Fuso Canter features a high degree of maneuverability, permissible gross vehicle weights of 3.5 t to 8.55 t, high payloads, a wide range of variants with 4×2 and 4×4 drives, hybrid drive, automated dual clutch transmission, three cab variants, six wheelbases, three power take-offs, and a uniform frame hole pattern to allow mounting of the widest variety of bodies.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet