FUSO has launched its new heavy-duty flagship in New Zealand – giving “the most advanced Japanese truck ever” an old (but famous) name.

 

“The legendary Shogun is back,” Fuso NZ announced at the launch. But this new-generation version – with its modern Daimler Group driveline and six-pack of high-tech safety features – is, it adds, “head and shoulders above its predecessors…and the competition.”

 

The new Shogun has two ratings for its new FUSO OM470 11-litre engine, derived from the Detroit DD11 – a 460 horsepower/338 Kilowatt version that produces 1622 lb ft/2213 Newton metres of peak torque….or a 398hp/296kW variant, with 1483 lb ft/2011Nm.

 

They meet the Euro 6 exhaust emissions standard using a mixture of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR).

 

They’re mated with G230 or G330 ShiftPilot automated manual transmissions – FUSO adaptations of one of the latest Mercedes-Benz AMTs.

 

The Japanese truckmaker says that the Shogun is its first heavy-duty model to make the most of it being part of the Daimler Group – the world’s biggest truck manufacturer.

 

Fuso NZ MD Kurtis Andrews is bullish about the Shogun’s sales prospects: “We’re pretty confident that the market will recognise the value Shogun offers and that it will grab a significant slice of the heavy-duty truck market share in the next 12 months.”....

 

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