The truck’s arrival means Fuso now offers a vehicle with Euro 6 ratings or better in all truck segments, as well as light duty bus.
The Fighter Euro 6, which is now on sale, provides medium duty customers with an option of a durable Fuso truck with the latest emission technology as well as the latest safety technology including Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS), Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) and Electronic Stability Program (ESP). It also introduces optional Side Guard Assist technology, which can warns drivers of cars, objects, cyclists and pedestrians to left side of the truck that may have been unsighted.
Engines meeting the Euro 6 standard, which is yet to be mandated in Australia, produce significantly less diesel particulates and nitrous oxides than Euro 5 rated engines.
The new Fighter joins the heavy duty Shogun range and Rosa bus in offering customers a cleaner Euro 6 solution, while small truck customers can now add the all-electric eCanter, which produces zero local emissions, to their fleets.
The rigid Fighter, which is perfectly suited to local and intrastate freight deliveries, has also been given an interior upgrade.
Highlights include a new multi-function steering wheel, similar to that found in its Shogun sibling. There is also a new instrument cluster with central digital information screen, as well as new-look dashboard designed to allow the driver easier access to controls.
Fuso Truck and Bus Director, Alex Müller, says the Euro 6 Fighter is a welcome addition to Fuso’s continuously evolving range in Australia.
"We are continuously investing in practical innovation to help drive efficiency and raise safety for our hard working truck drivers and other road users in Australia and the Fighter Euro 6 is the latest example of this," he says.
"We are excited to introduce a Euro 6 emission engine and advanced safety package for Fighter and have a serious proposition for customers who are committed to driving down emissions and raising safety levels wherever they can," Mr Müller adds.
The Fighter’s trusted 7.5-litre 6M60 six-cylinder engine, which is available with 240hp and 745Nm or 270hp and 785Nm, has been upgraded. The outputs remain the same, although the 240hp unit achieves its maximum torque between 950rpm and 2270rpm instead of between 1100rpm and 2400rpm.
The latest engine technology and after treatment systems are used to ensure compliance with these stringent Euro 6 emission standards.
The Euro 6 Fighter range includes FK, FM and FN models with a mixture of 4x2, 6x2 and 6x4 layouts, various wheelbases, steel spring and air rear suspension, a choice of two manual and two automatic transmissions and Gross Vehicle Mass ratings of between 10.4 tonnes and 24 tonnes.
Fuso backs the Fighter Euro 6 with a generous manufacturer warranty which runs for five years or 300,000km to 350,000km (whichever comes first), with the distance depending on the truck specification.
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