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Cleaner and leaner Shogun

Cleaner and leaner Shogun

Aeolus Truck & Driver News

 May 2022   

Market leader FUSO is strengthening its Shogun heavy-duty truck range with significant 2022 upgrades.

The 2022 Shogun line-up offering 14 variants delivers improved fuel efficiency, greater payload, reduced servicing costs and new safety features across the board, ticking key considerations for operators facing rising costs and environmental considerations.

Fuso New Zealand managing director Kurtis Andrews also recently confirmed that FNZ has “doubled down on stock” to meet significantly increased demand.

“We have over 1,250 units here or coming in the next six months,” he says. “Over 200 of those are Shoguns, which we reintroduced to Kiwi fleets in 2019 and has since contributed to FUSO becoming New Zealand’s best-selling truck brand in 2021.

“The attributes across the range are world-class. In response to increasing demand, we’ve placed a big order and backed ourselves and our dealer network to deliver on that.”

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Market leader FUSO is strengthening its Shogun heavy-duty truck range with significant 2022 upgrades.

The 2022 Shogun line-up offering 14 variants delivers improved fuel efficiency, greater payload, reduced servicing costs and new safety features across the board, ticking key considerations for operators facing rising costs and environmental considerations.

Fuso New Zealand managing director Kurtis Andrews also recently confirmed that FNZ has “doubled down on stock” to meet significantly increased demand.

“We have over 1,250 units here or coming in the next six months,” he says. “Over 200 of those are Shoguns, which we reintroduced to Kiwi fleets in 2019 and has since contributed to FUSO becoming New Zealand’s best-selling truck brand in 2021.

“The attributes across the range are world-class. In response to increasing demand, we’ve placed a big order and backed ourselves and our dealer network to deliver on that.”

With the expanded Shogun family now including the powerful and highly efficient 510hp models and smaller 360hp options, the 2022 line-up is a notably different proposition to the 2019 range.

There are key improvements to Shogun’s already strong safety credentials with every new model equipped with the Active Brake Assist 5 (ABA 5) autonomous braking system.

ABA 5 employs an enhanced radar system and camera to detect possible collisions and alert the driver at the earliest opportunity. If necessary, the truck’s brakes will be activated automatically to help avoid a collision.

Also added to the safety suite is Active Sideguard Assist, which uses radar technology to monitor the truck’s left-hand blind spot and warn the driver of any unsighted cars, cyclists or pedestrians.

Further improvements include LED daytime-running lights and auto high beam control to strengthen Shogun’s already impressive stable of safety features, including Lane Departure Warning, Driver Fatigue Monitoring and Electronic Stability Control. 

Shogun features the same Daimler Detroit-designed engine technology as it did in 2019, but with more options to suit a wider variety of applications – all developed alongside the FUSO ShiftPilot automated manual transmission.

These compact and lightweight fuel-efficient engines are now available in JP17-rated 7.7L, and Euro 6-rated 10.7L and 12.8L variants – all of which exceed current NZ emission regulations.

Shogun delivers up to a 20% reduction in fuel consumption compared to the Euro 5 HD it has now replaced, which, in conjunction with 60,000km service intervals, lowers the total cost of ownership for heavy-duty operators.

There have also been upgrades to the G230/G330 ShiftPilot automated manual transmission. These include ‘super finishing’ of the splitter gears to reduce friction by 30%, lower viscosity oil to reduce power loss and improved oil distribution within the transmission allowing for a reduction in oil capacity to contribute to a further 1% improvement in fuel economy in the 2022 model Shogun.

Shogun has always been at the front of the pack with class-leading tare weights and continues that leadership with the introduction of a compact new SCR muffler, which is 50kg lighter and has improved DPF filtration.

Kurtis Andrews said the Fuso NZ team is excited by the evolution of the Shogun range and confident of how it will be received by customers.

“We have been working hard ever since its introduction to deliver greater capability across a wider range of applications. Our 2022 line-up bears testament to that commitment and we are confident customers will be impressed by how just how much it can benefits their operations.”  


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