Fuso and Daimler Trucks management in Australia are rejoicing following the brand’s continued large sales volume increases and success and says itBREAKING RECORDS is confident it can maintain momentum following its record sales year in 2022

The company said that the confidence comes thanks to improving supply, which has been a major headache, not just for Fuso but many other brands.

The Japanese manufacturer recorded an all-time record for both its truck and bus sales, delivering 5319 units last year despite the wide-ranging supply issues, making it a second consecutive yearly sales record for Fuso.

Fuso says its team is ‘excited that it can continue delivering for its customers thanks to improved production of key models, with strong supply of Canter truck and Rosa bus models’.

Fuso Truck and Bus Australia director, Alex Müller, said Fuso is looking forward to a strong 2023 as it works to fulfill the high level of orders placed.

“Fuso is delighted to be able to support our customers with better supply of key models from Japan, especially our iconic Canter truck and Fuso light bus,” Alex Müller said

“We respect the hard work our customers do every day and are proud to offer them the best products, solutions and aftersales support through our strong Fuso dealership network,” he added.

Fuso says it is especially focused on delivering trucks to customers who are keen to take advantage of end-of-financial-year tax benefits that require delivery before June 30.

The company pointed out that its heavy-duty Fuso Shogun is currently more popular than ever, having almost doubled its volume in 2022 , as well as recording its best-ever monthly sales result of 72.

This was despite supply issues that continue to affect some Shogun and Fighter models. The Shogun 510 13-litre heavy-duty model, have clearly boosted interest in the Shogun range which has been well-received, thanks partly to the fact that it is the most powerful Japanese truck available in Australia.

Fuso says that the Shogun has attracted a lot of customers who are new to the Fuso brand and who they claim have been attracted by ‘the quality of the truck as a well as the aftersales support’.

Fuso said that it is the only truck brand to offer a manufacturer warranty program across its entire range that covers the truck for five years, with various mileage limits applying to different models, whichever comes first being the determiner of the warranty. It added that Shogun models come with a five years or 500,000kmand long service intervals.

Fuso has also been pleased with the performance of its Rosa light bus which saw sales up more than 50 per cent from 2021, thanks to its  popularity with tourism operators and education providers, who Fuso says are attracted by the 25-seat capacity option and advanced safety features.

Fuso also said that unlike its rivals, the Rosa features radar Advanced Emergency Braking, which can perform automatic emergency braking for moving pedestrians and vehicles,  along with Lane Departure Warning System, Electronic Stability Program, anti-skid disc brakes, a driver and front passenger airbag, height adjustable LED headlights, Hill Start Assist and a reversing camera.