• New drive train for even more efficient transportation
• Four cab variants: single and double cab, narrow and
• Clean technology: emission control with particulate filter, EGR, BlueTEC (BlueTEC only for 129 kW/175 hp engine variant)
• New six-speed transmission: maximum power, minimum weight
• Trimmer than ever: up to 5 t payload at a gross weight of 7.5 t
• Available with EEFH (Enhanced Environmentally Friendly Vehicle) engines from the spring of 2010
Stuttgart – Fuel consumption, emissions and weight are down, economy, environment-friendliness and payload are up – the new generation of the Fuso Canter compact lorry comes up trumps on all fronts. The European variant of the Canter spearheads the latest leap forward in engineering and technology as the first Canter to benefit from a new generation of engines and transmissions.
Efficient high-powered engine
A four-cylinder diesel engine with a displacement of 3.0 l replaces the two previous engines with a volume of 3.0 and 4.9 l respectively. The new engines cover the entire gross weight spectrum of the Canter from 3.5 to 7.5 t. As such, the Canter is the first lorry in its weight class to champion compact engine design throughout the model range. The engines are classified as low-emission in accordance with emissions level Euro 5. Key data:
• Displacement 3.0 l, power output 96 kW (130 hp) at 3500 rpm, max. torque 300 Nm at 1300-3000 rpm
• Displacement 3.0 l, power output 107 kW (145 hp) at 3500 rpm,
max. torque 370 Nm at 1600-2600 rpm
• Displacement 3.0 l, power output 129 kW (175 hp) at 3500 rpm,
max. torque 430 Nm at 1600-2800 rpm
The new engines are based on a state-of-the-art design featuring a long stroke (bore x stroke 95.8 x 104 mm), overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, turbocharger with variable turbine geometry and common-rail injection. The engineers from Mitsubishi Fuso have adapted both the engines and the peripherals such as clutch, engine brake and cooling perfectly to the high requirements pertaining to a light-duty truck.
The new engines demonstrate an impressive level of economic efficiency. Tests conducted under realistic conditions have indicated that reductions in fuel consumption of 5-8% are to be expected as a result of the new drive train, depending on the given driving conditions. At the root of this develop-ment is the optimised drive train with improved transmission spacing. The broad rev range over which maximum torque is now available helps to reduce fuel consumption. "Downsizing" is the key here – in the form of a reduction in displacement from 4.9 to 3.0 l for the large engine, resulting in greater efficiency through reduced friction, lower charging during fuel injection and lighter engines. The engine brake which comes as standard reduces the strain on the brakes. A reduction in the required scope of main-tenance work also reduces servicing costs by around 20 %.
The long-life warranty of three years or 100,000 km for all models under-scores the manufacturer's confidence in its engineering. Should a problem unexpectedly arise, Fuso is represented by more than 900 service partners in 33 markets throughout Europe.Clean technology with particulate filter: emission control with EGR/BlueTEC
In the two lower-powered variants, the exhaust gases are cleaned by a combination of cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), oxidation catalytic converter and particulate filter. The most powerful engine variant additionally incorporates a diesel particulate filter and BlueTEC with AdBlue. The 12 l filling of AdBlue is sufficient for up to 8000 km. This means that in average usage by a typical Canter customer, replenishment is only neces¬sary every three months. A display on the dashboard informs the driver of the current level of AdBlue.
New six-speed transmission maximum power, minimum weight
For the first time, all Canters now feature a 6-speed manual transmission, offering an impressive combination of low weight and smooth, precise gear-changing. As a result of the modified shift pattern, first and second gear are now located opposite one another. The Canter's space-saving joystick, positioned conveniently in the dashboard, remains a unique selling point among cab-over-engine lorries.
The new gear-ratio stepping and the high pulling power of the engines have made a longer final drive ratio possible for all gears. This leads to a lower engine speed, thus reducing fuel consumption and environmental impact. Almost all Canter models offer a choice of three different final-drive ratios.
New engine, new transmission, new final-drive ratio – three factors that add up to the ideal drive train.
Trimmer than ever: up to 5 t load-bearing capacity at a gross weight of 7.5 t
The developers have applied a whole host of measures to trim down the Canter, in addition to investing in cutting-edge exhaust control technology. As a result, the new Euro 5 engine weighs less than the Euro 4 predecessor model. Apart from the engine and transmission, the plastic fuel tank is another lightweight element. A "Premium Seal" system replaces the spare wheel on models with a gross weight of 3.5 t. These and other weight reduction measures result in increased payloads for all model variants. The new 3.5 t standard cab (3S13) offers no less than 180 kg more payload. As a result, the Fuso Canter with a gross weight of 7.5 t weighs in at only 2480 kg, including the driver and a 90 % full fuel tank, for example. This leaves 5020 kg available for the body and freight – a record in this weight class.
The variety of cabs also takes some beating: single or double cab, standard (narrow cab) or comfort variant (wide cab) are available.
Fuso Canter available with EEFH (Enhanced Environmentally Friendly Vehicle) engines from the spring of 2010
From the spring of 2010, the Fuso Canter will be available with EEFH engines. The EEFH standard guarantees a further reduction in particle emissions by around one third in comparison to the already stringent Euro 5 limits. The Fuso Canter will thus be all set to meet tighter environmental regulations.
Fresh look: uniform international appearance
Subtle changes draw attention to the front aspect of the Fuso Canter. A new feature is the "Fuso Canter" logo on the striking trapezoidal radiator grille between the large headlamps – the Canter now sports the Fuso brand name internationally. The trademark with the three diamonds now gleams in silver rather than red. A larger front bumper which is fitted in a higher position lends the Canter a more masculine look.
Unrivalled: the ultimate in space efficiency and manoeuvrability
The Fuso Canter's strengths have been maintained. The cab-over-engine design with tilting cab provides for unrivalled space efficiency. The Canter is up to one metre shorter than cab-behind-engine trucks offering the same load space, for example, resulting in a correspondingly better turning circle. In combination with the new drive train, this provides an excellent basis for efficient transportation. All component units are readily accessible for servicing or repair work. Features in keeping with the traditional school of lorry design include the indestructible ladder-type frame and the driven rear axle with twin tyres, which ensures that good traction is also maintained in the area of construction sites.
The Canter remains the only lorry in its class to offer cabs in two different widths – 1995 mm (C-Series, "Comfort") and 1695 mm (S-Series, "Standard"). Both are also available as a double cab. The weight classes of the Fuso Canter span permissible gross vehicle weights from 3.5 to 7.5 t in four stages. The Fuso Canter is also available in seven wheelbase variants ranging from 2500 to 4470 mm.
The launch of the new Fuso Canter Euro 5 will be staggered. The two lower-powered variants will be introduced in the summer. The most powerful variant, rated at 129 kW (175 hp) will be added as the top end of the range in February 2010.
Fuso Canter: the record-breaking million-seller
The Fuso Canter dates back to 1963 and is now enjoying success on the market in its seventh generation. Around 3.5 million Canters have rolled off the production line to date. Last year, an impressive 144,000 of this top seller were built. This represents the highest production output for any lorry in the Daimler Group. For Europe, Fuso has been producing the compact lorry according to the Japanese concept with approx. 70% European components in Tramagal (Portugal) since 1980, with the production output here totalling over 150,000 vehicles to date.