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The FUSO Canter LIFT – a Daimler AG bestseller

Steeped in a rich 52-year-old heritage associated with reliability and performance

FUSO Canter LIFTSteeped in a rich 52-year-old heritage associated with reliability and performance, the FUSO Canter LIFT continues to apply FUSO’s long-standing global branding to the future of transport technology in South Africa.

The award-winning FUSO Canter LIFT *  arrived on our shores towards the end of last year. The range includes five variants, from 6- to 8,55-ton GCM. All models are powered by world-class, integrated Mitsubishi drive-trains.

Its fuel efficiency targets are achieved by combining the vehicle’s engine and transmission, and are further enhanced by its Eco-mode function. The vehicle’s dual clutch provides a soft shift that needs no maintenance and achieves the lowest shift shock in its class.  The latest model offers newly developed drive-trains, which is a vast improvement on previous models.

The truck is designed to provide tailor-made solutions for refrigerated delivery:

  • bakery applications
  • butchery
  • general distribution
  • courier logistics and more

FUSO’s 4P10 twin-camshaft, inter-cooled diesel engine with four valves per cylinder is coupled to an advanced DUONIC six-speed, dual-clutch automated manual transmission – the only dual-clutch transmission available in a commercial truck.

Drivers were also top of mind when the FUSO Canter LIFT was designed, as its features include:

  • stabilisers for the front and rear
  • ABS
  • EBD
  • disc brakes all-round
  • air conditioning
  • power windows and central locking, to mention but a few of the safety and comfort features

The FUSO Canter LIFT has a roomy cab, space for the driver and two passengers

FUSO Canter LIFT paneled

The FUSO Canter LIFT has a roomy, fully-trimmed cab that provides ample space for the driver plus two passengers to ride in comfort. The shift lever is mounted on the dash, with a simple, well-defined operating mode.

This allows the driver and passengers to easily exit the vehicle on the curb side, generally regarded to be the safer option. Being part of the Daimler AG stable – and its top seller – also means that the FUSO Canter LIFT benefits from revised and more competitive service and maintenance rates.

Two-year unlimited kilometer bumper to bumper warranty, to lower the cost of ownership

Daimler AG claims the LIFT is the smoothest-running, easiest-to-drive FUSO Canter ever offered, and presents a significant increase in the length of the service intervals, up to 25 000km in some applications. A two-year unlimited kilometer bumper to bumper warranty also contributes significantly to lowering the cost of ownership.

According to the team at Daimler Trucks, part of Mercedes-Benz South Africa, the new FUSO Canter LIFT offering reflects the philosophy of their product values, namely very low operating costs, reliability and functionality, which emphasises that trucks should be built for maximum profitability potential.

Tristan Wiggill
Special Features Editor at Business Fleet Africa