Enhanced 2022 Shogun range

In News, Fuso2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineApril 29, 2022

Fuso New Zealand has revised its 2022 Shogun range to deliver better fuel efficiency, greater payload, reduced servicing costs and improved safety. The range now includes the new 510hp and 360hp versions to suit a wider variety of applications.

It also features key improvements to its safety credentials, adding to its current stable of safety features, including lane departure warning, driver fatigue monitoring and electronic stability control.

Every new model is equipped with the upgraded Active Brake Assist 5 autonomous braking system. ABA 5 employs an enhanced radar system and camera to detect possible collisions and alert the driver at the earliest opportunity. If necessary, the truck’s brakes will be activated automatically to help avoid a collision.

Also added to the safety suite is the new Active Sideguard Assist, which uses radar technology to monitor the truck’s left-hand blind spot and warn the driver of any unsighted cars, cyclists or pedestrians.

The Daimler Detroit-designed engines are now available in JP17-rated 7.7 litre and Euro 6-rated 10.7 and 12.8-litre variants – all exceeding current New Zealand emission regulations.

Shogun delivers up to a 20% reduction in fuel consumption compared with 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.

A suite of upgrades to the G230/G330 ShiftPilot automated manual transmission include:

  • ‘Super finishing’ of the splitter gears to reduce friction by 30%.
  • Lower viscosity oil to reduce power loss and improve performance.
  • Improved oil distribution within the transmission, allowing for a reduction in oil capacity, reducing weight and power loss.

These improvements directly attribute to a further 1% improvement in fuel economy in the 2022 model Shogun.

A compact new SCR muffler is 50kg lighter and has improved DPF filtration.

“We have been working hard since its introduction to deliver greater capability across a wider range of applications,” says Fuso New Zealand managing director Kurtis Andrews. “Our 2022 line-up bears testament to that commitment, and we are confident customers will be impressed by how much it benefits their operations.”