Going by the latest technology hype appearing around the world, we should forget about electric trucks and head down the hydrogen powered route. This video shows the latest concept from Fuso, launched at the recent Tokyo Motor Show. Read more
When Daimler decided to run an evaluation program for the next generation of heavy duty trucks from Fuso, they decided to make the new prototypes even more obvious. The camouflage style artwork chosen by Fuso is even brighter and even more instantly recognisable than Daimler are using on the evaluation the Cascadia trucks, which in turn is more obvious than that used on the Mercedes Benz three years ago. The bright reds and blues mean anyone can see this is a very different truck from a mile off. Read more
The difference in the new Fuso Shogun is not about what it looks like, it’s all about what’s under the hood? The answer to the question is a whole range of global Daimler components and a demonstration of how the global truck manufacturer spreads its technology across as many brands as possible while trying to keep individual brand identity. Read more
The globalisation of the truck manufacturing industry is leading to improvements in the level of technology available in a new generation of Japanese prime movers. Now it is the turn for Fuso to come up with a heavy duty prime mover loaded with European sophistication, Diesel News takes a prototype for a drive. Read more
Fuso has refreshed its Ready Built range with a number of new ready made body options included in the model list. Diesel News took a look at the new models and drove a selection of them for a run around the city of Canberra.
The new Fighter FK 1124 is a little bit of this and a little bit of that, it is one of those models that borrows some elements from the next size up and some from the next size below, to create the kind of hybrid the market is starting to look for. It suits a growing task in the transport industry. Read more
For truck manufacturers in Australia, it’s all the rage, ready made trucks fitted with bodies able to go to work straight out of the dealership. This has become an accelerating trend in recent years as more and more trucks are offered for sale already fitted with tipper, flat top and even pan bodies. Read more
A good truck-selling organisation should be about communication, communication, communication up and down the line, with plenty of feedback reaching the right ears. In the case of the new Fighter FK 1124 is one of those models that borrows some elements from the next size up and some from the next size below, it was the product development team who got the message about this emerging gap in the range.
Getting it just right making the truck fit the task is the art of truck development. Fuso has come up with a truck model to fill another niche at 11 tonnes gross vehicle mass, Diesel News takes it for a drive. Read more
A field trial of truck platooning in Japan shows how the new technology is spreading across the globe and sees a much more cooperative approach to the subject from the Japanese Government. Read more