General distributor of the Fuso brand in the country, Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation (SFP) introduced the all-new Fuso Super Great Truck Tractor Model line up.
From Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) in Japan, the Super Great Truck Tractor is offered in two variants: the FP-R 4×2 with 45-tons Gross Combination Weight (GCW) and the FV-R 6×4 with 55-tons GCW. These trucks all have Automated Manual Transmission (AMT), setting a record for SFP as the first Japanese Commercial Vehicle Brand in the Philippines to have truck tractor models with AMT as standard.
Both models are powered by the Euro–5 compliant, In-line Six (6) 12.0-litre Mercedes-Benz OM457 Water Cooled Direct Injection Turbocharged Diesel Engine. Staying true to its Daimler DNA, the engine puts out a powerful 401 Ps for the 4×2 variant and 450 Ps for the 6×4 variant, paired to the G230 INOMAT-II, 12-speed AMT.
The class-leading intelligent transmission optimizes gear numbers and ratios for better fuel efficiency, competing with the same level of Manual Transmission equipped trucks. Fuso is confident that this technology reduces fuel costs for increased revenue and profit for fleet operations and other businesses.
The Fuso Super Great Truck also has four (4) driving settings to suit various driving situations and load conditions: Starting-Off or Auto-Mode, a suitable start-off gear depending on load and road condition; Slippery Mode, for reduced torque and enabling of smooth and small movements on low-traction surfaces; Economy Mode for fuel-saving driving; and Reverse Range Selection, for switching between low and high range when reversing.
Inside, the brand designed a cabin focusing on both driver and porter with an interior layout featuring a dashboard design with easy to reach controls. The Super Great’s Intelligent Instrument Cluster with Multi-Information Display (MID) provides straightforward vehicle and driver information with it strategically positioned large dials with high-contrast. Paired with color-coded indicator lamps, important warnings are always noticeable. Driver comfort is also a priority as it has Air-Suspension Seat which automatically adjusts to the driver’s weight besides an armrest to help reduce fatigue during long drives.
The Fuso Super Great is also well-equipped with safety features for better road safety and shipment protection such as Cruise Control System (CCS), Anti-Slip Regulator (ASR), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), and Hill Start Assist System (EZGO). A Four (4) Level Auxiliary Brake is also installed to increase braking performance that reduces stress and wear on service brakes, resulting in a longer brake and engine life.
The All-New Fuso Super Great Truck Tractors are now available at all Fuso Authorized Dealers nationwide. Takatsugu Nitanai, President & CEO of Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation is confident that the vehicle’s comfort, handling, and performance will exceed expectations and assures everyone that “these trucks will provide good returns for owners and operators because of its low-cost ownership.”
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