Fuso introduces new Fighters

In News, Fuso2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineSeptember 24, 2021

Fuso has introduced the new Fighter range to New Zealand, with the only Euro-6 drivetrain in a medium-duty Japanese truck.

The truck comes equipped with Fuso’s standard suite of advanced safety features including autonomous braking, lane departure warning and electronic stability control, as well as a few extras.

“It has always been our goal to provide a superior level of safety for operators across every vehicle class. With the introduction of the new model Fighter, we now have a united offering that delivers on that goal,” said Fuso New Zealand managing director Kurtis Andrews.

“Fighter is proven in New Zealand over nearly 30 years and is something of an unsung hero in the Fuso family. As well as advanced safety features, this new range is the only medium-duty Japanese truck available with a Euro-6 certification. We believe it is the best of its kind,” he said.

Equipped with an Active Emergency Braking System, Lane Departure Warning, and Electronic Stability Control, the new Fighter also comes with Driver Attention Assist Monitoring and introduces Active Sideguard Assist as standard – a first for Japanese trucks. Active Sideguard Assist employs radar technology to monitor the truck’s left-hand blind spot and warns the driver of any cars, cyclists or pedestrians that may be unsighted.

Additional safety upgrades include a front underrun system, which provides added protection in the event of a collision by dissipating impact forces and preventing cars from running under the front of the cab.

Euro-6 models also feature daytime-running lights, fog lights, and an adjustable speed limiter.

There are 23 models in the Euro-6 Fighter range, with wheelbases from 4270 to 6530 mm in 4×2, 6×2 and 6×4 configurations, including a 4×2 factory tipper. The new Euro-6 range is scheduled to arrive in New Zealand late 2021.