Fuso Canter with crewcab enjoys increasing popularity

Fuso Canter with crewcab enjoys increasing popularity
June 2013
  • Only 7.5-tonne truck with crewcab supplied ex works by Daimler AG
  • Potential substitute for discontinued Mercedes-Benz Vario
  • Popular with works depots thanks to space for a team of seven
  • Ideal for clearing-up operations after flooding
  • Fuso Canter trucks celebrates 50th anniversary
Stuttgart – The Fuso Canter with crewcab is enjoying increasing popularity. Perhaps hardly surprising, since – following the discontinuation of the successful Mercedes-Benz Vario after so many years – it remains Daimler AG's only truck with crewcab in the 7.5 t perm. GVW segment. Its spacious crewcab seats seven: an important argument in its favour for works depots needing to drive a gang to where help is required – as is currently the case in many areas that have been experiencing flooding.
A special feature of the Fuso Canter is its rear axle with a carrying capacity of 6.0 t. This is a benchmark in this weight class. The Canter 7C is already a record-holder in terms of load-carrying capacity and payload. Depending on the wheelbase, the load-carrying capacity of its chassis can be as much as 5030 kg – a top figure in this class. A further strength of the Canter is its good body-mounting ability, a benefit of its ladder-type frame.
The technical highlights of the Canter include the Canter Eco Hybrid, now also series-produced in Europe, and the Duonic dual clutch transmission, which allows the vehicle to be driven without the need to shift gear. Its classic strengths are already legendary: along with the high payload, these include manoeuvrability and economic efficiency.
50 years of the Fuso Canter
The first generation of the Fuso Canter truck came onto the market in March 1963. 50 years and eight generations later, Daimler is proud to celebrate the truck as a bestseller, with global sales of 3,700,000 units since that original market launch in its home market of Japan. The light-duty Fuso Canter truck is the flagship model of the Daimler subsidiary company Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), and much in demand from customers in more than 150 countries all over the world. For the European market, the Fuso Canter has been produced since 1980 in Tramagal (Portugal) and continues to enjoy increasing popularity throughout Europe.

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    The Fuso Canter with its seven-seater crewcab is frequently used by works depots to get a work gang to where it´s needed – as currently in many areas that have experienced flooding.