A new class of heavyweights from FUSO showcased in the UAE

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Al Habtoor Motors presents FUSO’s range with the Super Trio of three new Canter trucks.

Al Habtoor Motors, the official distributor of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation (MFTBC) in the UAE, showcased three new highly efficient, versatile and safe range of FUSO Canters. The range features advanced technologies designed to deliver the lowest cost of ownership for a light-duty truck and excellent fuel economy.

FUSO Canter 6.5-ton GVW with DUONIC®

After the successful launch of the FUSO Canter in Euro V emission norm in December 2020, the next outstanding technological feature is being launched in the UAE: the DUONIC® automated manual transmission. For the first time, the FUSO Canter will feature this technology in the UAE. In addition to lower fuel consumption, the direct-shift transmission, well known from its use in passenger cars, causes less wear to auxiliary equipment, reduces the burden on the driver, particularly on short trips, and combines the convenience benefits of an automatic transmission with the economy of a manual transmission.

The compact DUONIC® automated manual transmission is based on a mechanical six-gear manual transmission, with two hydraulic wet clutches and electronic control. The two maintenance-free clutches are arranged concentrically and integrated into the gearbox housing. Clutch number one is used for forward gears one, three and five, while clutch two handles gears two, four and six. The great advantage of a dual-clutch transmission is that the next gear is already engaged while driving, allowing extremely fast and completely smooth gear shifting. DUONIC is also packed with variety of functions like ECO, Creep, Hill start assisst. 

FUSO Canter 6.5-ton GVW longer loading span

Canter Euro V 6.5-ton GVW product is expanded with an additional wheelbase of 4,300mm which has a chassis loading span of 5,500mm. This longer wheelbase model is an addition to existing wheelbases of 3,400mm and 3,850mm. With the new longer loading option, this model fits for the requirements where high volume and payload are equally important. Canter 6.5 ton GVW model is powered with a maximum output of 150ps which is the best in class offered in this weight segment.

FUSO eCanter 

The FUSO eCanter – showcased at the event as a sneak preview, is the first all-electric light-duty truck (LDT) in small-series production and is an emission-free transportation solution, which is virtually noiseless. The vehicle delivers increased comfort for drivers, reduces maintenance costs for operators, and embodies a more sustainable option for urban mobility. 

FUSO owns the longest experience in industry since the launch of the FUSO eCanter in 2017 more than 200 units have been delivered globally. The FUSO eCanter is the first battery electric light-duty truck in-series production. With the eCanter, FUSO is a global leader in electric trucks, working towards providing sustainable, CO2-neutral transport for both people and goods. With zero emissions, the FUSO eCanter is ideal for inner city distribution. It is perfect for customers looking for sustainable transport solutions. The FUSO eCanter is also a key pillar within the Daimler Truck AG’s electric strategy to achieve CO2 neutral ‘tank to wheel’ transportation goal. 

About Daimler Commercial Vehicles MENA

Daimler Commercial Vehicles MENA FZE (DCV MENA) is one out of 6 Regional Centers worldwide located in Dubai and responsible for all Commercial Vehicles related activities of Daimler in the Middle East and North Africa. The entity is responsible for the group’s full commercial vehicles portfolio in the region for the brands of Mercedes-Benz Trucks & Buses– from the FUSO Canter range to the heavy-duty Mercedes-Benz Actros truck. The Regional Center manages Sales and Customer Services & Parts activities for the brands FUSO, Mercedes-Benz and Setra in the following markets: Afghanistan, Algeria (Fuso only), Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Sultanate of Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Yemen. 

About Al Habtoor Motors

Al Habtoor Motors is the exclusive distributor of Mitsubishi, FUSO, JAC, Bentley, Bugatti and Pagani in the UAE and a part of the UAE based diversified multi-billion dirham business conglomerate Al Habtoor Group. Al Habtoor Group has varied interests and substantial investments ranging from Engineering, Real Estate, Hotels, Leasing, Education, Publication and Automobiles.