Fuso unveils special edition Canter

Enticing money-back competition included in half century celebration of the light duty model’s entry into Australia


FSO-Canter-50-SE-l.jpgFuso is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Fuso Canter’s Australian introduction with a special edition model.

According to parent company Daimler Truck & Bus, the 50th Anniversary Canter is based on a 515. Already 150 of these special models are available at Fuso dealers across the country.

The Anniversary Canters are built ready alloy tray models and feature special factory silver paint, 50th Anniversary Edition badging and custom seat covers.

Fuso has announced that it is also running a competition to celebrate the milestone. Three customers of the 50th Anniversary Canters, who purchase their vehicles before December 31, 2021, will win back the value of their trucks.

Fuso says the standard specification of the Canter in 2021 is a world away from the original truck, which was quite bare apart the "flow-through ventilation" and "safety glass all-round" that were promoted in the advertisements of the time.

These days, the Canter 515 comes standard with a radar-based Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS), Lane Departure Warning System, a 7-inch high-resolution touch screen display and a driver’s airbag. While the original truck was manual-only, the new Canter is also available with an optional fast-shifting fully automated dual-clutch transmission.

According to Daimler, Fuso has sold more than 73,000 Canters since the model was introduced in Australia after proving itself on the rough tracks of Papua New Guinea.

The current Canter boasts best-in-class payload and a generous warranty (five years/200,000km, whichever comes first) as well as 30,000km service intervals.

The Fuso Canter is available in a range of configurations from a 3.5 tonne car licence model to an 8.5 tonne version, along with city cabs, wide cabs, crew cabs, built ready tippers, tray trucks and pantechs as well as a 4x4 unit.

Fuso points out that it started a new chapter in the Canter story this year by introducing the first OEM fully-electric truck in Australia; the eCanter.


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