Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America unveiled its new FUSO Canter at The Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
The new Canter FE/FG Series cabover work trucks have been designed specifically to provide lower cost of ownership, achieved through an advanced-technology drivetrain, innovative lightweight frame design, BlueTec emissions technology, and an 18,000-mile service interval.
The Canter’s turbocharged, dual overhead cam 4-cylinder diesel engine is lighter and more compact than traditional diesels. It delivers its flat torque continuously from low through high RPMs, to move payloads more efficiently. It is complemented by a 2-stage turbocharger to produce optimum boost pressure over a wider range of driving speeds. The more precise fuel metering of Piezo direct injection also helps the engine achieve far greater combustion efficiency and fuel economy.
Mitsubishi Fuso’s 6-speed DUONIC transmission is the world’s first in a commercial vehicle. It combines the economy of a manual transmission with the convenience of an automatic, with dual clutch actuation and no torque interruption between shifts. It also incorporates the ability to creep in traffic for smoother operation and offers the advantage of ECO mode, upshifting earlier in heavy traffic to consume less fuel.