News: Fuso's 2022 Shogun line up

The Fuso New Zealand team are excited by the evolution of the new 2022 Shogun range and confident the 1250 units arriving will be received well by its customers who are facing rising costs and environmental considerations

1250 units will be arriving in the next six months

Fuso New Zealand says the new 2022 Shogun range delivers better fuel efficiency, greater payload, reduced servicing costs and improved safety across the board – all being key considerations for operators who are facing rising costs and environmental considerations.

"We have over 1250 units here or coming in the next six months," says Fuso New Zealand managing director Kurtis Andrews. "Over 200 of those are Shoguns, which we reintroduced to Kiwi fleets in 2019 and has since contributed to Fuso becoming New Zealand’s best-selling truck brand in 2021."

The expanded range now includes 510hp/2500Nm models and smaller 360hp options, the 2022 line-up being a notably different proposition to the 2019 range. Every new model is equipped with an upgraded autonomous braking system in the form of Active Brake Assist 5 (ABA 5) – top-of-the-range technology found in Daimler’s other headliners Actros and Cascadia.

Also added is the new Active Sideguard Assist, which monitors the left-hand blind spot. Other safety improvements include LED daytime-running lights and auto high beam to improve visibility when there’s no traffic ahead.

The additions strengthen Shogun’s list of safety features, including Lane Departure Warning, Driver Fatigue Monitoring and Electronic Stability Control

The compact and lightweight fuel-efficient engines are now available in JP17-rated 7.7L, and Euro 6-rated 10.7L and 12.8L variants – all of which Fuso New Zealand says exceed current local emission regulations.

Fuso New Zealand says the new Shogun delivers up to a 20% reduction in fuel consumption compared to the Euro 5 HD it has now replaced, which, in conjunction with 60,000km service intervals, lowers the total cost of ownership for heavy-duty operators.

Kurtis says the Fuso New Zealand team is excited by the evolution of the Shogun range and confident of how it will be received by customers.

"We have been working hard ever since its introduction to deliver greater capability across a wider range of applications. Our 2022 line-up bears testament to that commitment and we are confident customers will be impressed by how just how much it can benefits their operations."

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