New Shogun models break the mould for highway delivery


New Shogun models are due to arrive in New Zealand in June

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Fuso NZ says their four new Shogun models come with a range of innovative, class-leading features, all engineered to lower running costs and improve performance in specialist freight applications.

"The new models represent a planned evolution of the Shogun line-up, bridging the gap between Fuso’s 280hp Fighter and 400hp Shogun ranges, with the introduction of a highly-efficient, low-emission eight-litre 360hp engine," says Fuso NZ managing director Kurtis Andrews.

Two light-tare ‘Super Low’ 8x4 models have been built specifically for low-loader application and are constructed on an 844mm-high chassis with 19.5-inch wheels and feature front and rear air suspension for the first time in a Japanese truck according to Fuso NZ.

The manufacturer has provided freight operators with additional options with 6x2 and 6x4 variants. These include eight-bag rear air suspension and, on the 6x4 model,
a limited-slip diff on both drive axles for improved traction.

"Where air suspension is the standard specification for highway delivery trucks, added to superior performance, advanced safety, and value for money, these new Shogun models will tick a lot of boxes for New Zealand freight operators," says Kurtis. "Three evaluation trucks have been extensively road-tested over 120,000km in New Zealand for the last six months in both linehaul general freight and low-loader configuration.

Operator feedback was extremely positive, with reports indicating significant fuel savings and noticeably improved ride stability and comfort," he says. The new models are due to arrive in New Zealand in June and Fuso NZ are currently taking pre-delivery orders

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