The Malta Independent 18 June 2024, Tuesday
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FUSO Canter – Versatile Light-Duty Truck

Tuesday, 7 March 2023, 10:30 Last update: about 2 years ago

The FUSO Canter blends the driving dynamics and dimensions of a tiny car with the utility and chassis load capacity of a light truck because of its modest size and independent suspension. No matter where you go, the FUSO Canter never has to squeeze.

The new FUSO Canter is available in five weight classes (3.5t to 8.55t), six wheelbases (2,500 mm to 4,750 mm), three engine output variants (130 hp to 175 hp) and three cabin variants (standard (1.7m width), comfort (2.0m) and crewcab (2.0m).


60 Years of Canter

Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, the FUSO Canter truck has been delivering for businesses all around the world for decades.

Over the years, the commercial vehicle has been consistently improved and refined to provide a brand-new kind of driving experience that brings security and comfort to both those inside and outside the vehicle. It pursues user-friendly features, comfortable, fatigue-free driving, and innovative functionality that assist safe daily driving.

The new FUSO Canter truck’s front face has been polished with the FUSO "black belt" logo to denote its improved capabilities.

The Canter’s Solid Foundations

Sometimes more than one truck is required for inner-city distribution due to the variety of difficulties involved, including delivery routes via congested streets jam-packed with parked automobiles, hefty cargoes, or especially low-emission driving.

The Canter is suited for practically all superstructures and can satisfy the requirements of almost any application and transport task thanks to its versatility, which includes five tonnages and six various wheelbases, from a straightforward flatbed to a sophisticated customized commercial vehicle.

A C-profile, like on big trucks, is incorporated into the sturdy steel ladder frame of the chassis, giving it an especially high load-bearing capacity. Additionally, the frame has a precise hole pattern that is typically highly practical for body builders.

The body-friendly design of the Canter is completed with factory-installed power take-offs for hydraulic pumps or compressors and the optional 24-volt interface. The light-duty vehicle also allows its users to gain from simple handling.

Tough Road Conditions?  No Problem with 4WD


Full-time 4WD on the FUSO Canter allows for stable driving, even in the toughest weather conditions.

Driving force is split between the front and rear wheels by the centre differential in the customary 30:70 ratio. Furthermore, for additional stability, the centre differential absorbs the difference in rotation between the front and rear wheels.

The tight corner braking phenomenon during low-speed turning is also eliminated.

An Interior Dedicated to the Business of Driving

The FUSO truck’s interior has been designed with the driver’s needs in mind, and allows its user to feel comfortable, make driving simple, and lessen driver fatigue.

The layout of switches, along with the highly visible gauges, enables quick responses to operations while driving, and the room mirror complies with safety regulations.

The large seat cushion supports the body, minimising weariness after several hours of driving, and the driver's seat offers side support for greater grasp.

The instrument panel, gear shift and retractable parking brake levers provide more space under the instrument panel, and thus allows for smooth movement between the driver and passenger seats.

A floor console (with bag hooks), centre tray, overhead shelf, and magazine rack are just a few of the storage options offered. These convenient features offer supportive comfort and efficiency on the daily job.

The FUSO Brand

As one of Japan’s leading manufacturers of commercial vehicles, FUSO has established a reputation as a global brand that can accomplish anything.

With their varied payloads and comfortable rides, FUSO trucks are truly pros when it comes to efficiency, comfort, and safety. Vehicles created and manufactured by FUSO are renowned for their technological advancements and high levels of client satisfaction.

The FUSO brand also boasts outstanding quality, exceptional efficiency, and cutting-edge design and this is reflected in the FUSO Canter truck.

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