Citizen Reporter
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3 Oct 2014
10:00 am

Fuso gives small trucks a Lift

Citizen Reporter

The latest Fuso Canter Light-Duty International Future Truck, or Lift, will set new standards for efficiency in the light truck market.

Whether the new Canter Lift will be used in refrigerated delivery, bakery applications, butchery, general distribution, courier logistics or any other operation, it has been designed to provide tailor-made solutions.

“As the most extensively updated brand yet, the Canter offers newly developed drivetrains. Our Fuso designers and engineers went beyond and put everything they know about powertrain technology and efficiency into the new Canter Lift.

“This has resulted not only in a vast improvement on our previous models, but a vehicle that represents a new approach to the technology of transporting goods by truck,” said Fuso divisional manager Godfrey Hani.

Fuso’s new 4P10 twin camshafts engine with four valves per cylinder, turbocharged and intercooled four-cylinder diesel is coupled to an advanced Duonic six-speed, dual-clutch automated manual transmission – the only dual-clutch transmission available in a commercial truck.

What the Canter does extremely well is maximise efficiency and lower the cost of ownership while being one of the most practical vehicles to own and drive.

With the combination of the 4P10 engine and Duonic transmission, fuel efficiency targets are achieved. The eco-mode further improves efficiency. The dual clutch provides a soft shift that needs no maintenance and achieves the lowest shift shock in its class.

As the smoothest-running, easiest-to-drive Fuso Canter ever, the Lift offers a significant increase in the length of the service intervals, up to 25 000km in some applications and a two-year unlimited kilometre warranty, bumper to bumper, also contributes significantly to lower cost of ownership.

Being the bestselling truck in the Daimler AG stable, the new Canter continues where its predecessors left off, offering unrivalled reliability and an unsurpassed track record. Drivers were top of mind when the Lift was designed, as its features include stabilisers for the front and rear, ABS, EBD, disc brakes all round, air-conditioning, power windows and central locking, to mention but a few. Being part of the Daimler AG stable also means the Lift benefits from revised and more competitive service and maintenance rates.

The new Fuso Canter Lift features fully trimmed cabs with ample space for the driver, plus two passengers to ride in comfort.