At the Brisbane Truck Show next month Fuso will be launching a new heavy rigid Shogun model. The Shogun 360 has been developed as a premium 14-pallet rigid model with Euro 6 emissions, using a more compact engine.
The new engine is the Daimler OM936 7.7litre six-cylinder with 360hp and 1400Nm of torque linked to a fully-automated 12-speed transmission. The transmission features Eco Roll fuel saving capability and an advanced crawler mode for low-speed work. The Shogun 360 comes in with a tare weight of just 6950kg and is available as a 6×2 or 6×4.
This new Fuso will feature the ’S’ badge, denoting that the Shogun 360 features a full-suite of safety technology designed to keep drivers and other road users safe. This includes Advanced Emergency Braking System, Lane Departure Warning System, Electronic Stability Program and Driver Attention Assist, which uses facial recognition technology to warn of fatigue.
“Many of our customers operating in the 14-pallet distribution segment have been asking for a truck with the safety, quality and efficiency of Shogun, so we are thrilled to deliver it,” said Alex Müller, Fuso Truck and Bus Director. “We have already taken extensive orders for this exciting new Shogun model and are pleased that our customers value the safety and fuel efficiency the 360 offers.”
The Shogun 360 was developed for a specific segment of the Australian transport industry.
“Fuso is proud to further contribute to road safety in Australia with the latest active safety features and also help reduce emissions with Euro 6 technology well in advance of any regulations,” said Alex. “Our customers really appreciate the peace of mind provided by our class-leading warranty and the long service intervals, which help them to drive down running costs.”
The Shogun 360’s low chassis height and electronically controlled rear air suspension, with memory function for two settings, allows for easier loading and unloading at docks.
The Shogun 360 features the same cabin as regular Shogun models, including the passenger-side transom window for improved visibility and an interior with a driver-focused dashboard layout. Standard features include a 7-inch multi-media unit with digital radio, air-suspension seat, climate control and steering wheel mounted controls, and push button start. A reverse camera is standard, while as many as seven can be supported.