New high-torque Shogun

A new, high-torque 510hp Fuso Shogun is in the final stages of testing and transmission mapping on NZ roads

510hp Fuso Shougun

"This is a truck we’ve wanted to introduce for some time, and we’re extremely pleased to now be in a position to do so," says Fuso New Zealand managing director Kurtis Andrews.

"We know the 460hp Shogun is extremely capable; now operators wanting 10hp per tonne on a 50-tonne load, backed by a massive 2500Nm, or 1850 ft/lbs in old money, will be seriously impressed with what this new model has to offer."

The 13-litre, Detroit Diesel-derived OM471 engine will be the jewel in the crown of the Fuso range, delivering near maximum torque from around 900rpm, so "it really hangs on," says Fuso NZ product planning manager Ian Porter, who is working with Kiwi operators and Japanese engineers to fine-tune the performance for New Zealand conditions.

Shogun 510 will initially be available in two 6x4 wheelbase options—a tractor (3.900mm) and a rigid (4.300mm)—both with 63T GVM and air suspension. The new model features an upgraded autonomous braking system in the form of Active Brake Assist 5—top-of-the-range technology found in Daimler’s other headliners Actros 5 and Cascadia—as well as new Sideguard Assist.

The new FUSO Shogun 510 will go on sale in New Zealand with an introductory price of $199,900 + ORC + GST for the FV2651K tipper/tractor specification model.

The first 510hp units are expected to land towards the end of 2021.

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