While a number of  significant truck makers have pulled out of the Brisbane Truck Show those who are still going are shaping up to make a splash and Daimler in particular is looking to make hay while  the sun is shining on the truck show.

One of the headliners in Brisbane for Daimler will be  its Fuso brand, which will debut a new rigid variant of its heavy hitter Shogun , with a new 7.7 litre 360 hp version  set to be unveiled at the Show.

The  new heavy rigid Shogun model was developed as a premium 14-pallet rigid model with class-leading safety, comfort and Euro 6 emissions using a more compact engine says Fuso and the new 7.7 litre is another example of the continuing push to  standardise drivelines across the Daimler family of global truck brands.

The new Shogun 360 is powered by  the Daimler OM936 7.7-litre six-cylinder, obviously producing 360hp while it also boasts 1400Nm of torque which is fed through  Daimler’s automated 12-speed transmission. The transmission features the Eco Roll fuel saving capability as well as an advanced crawler mode for low-speed work.

The Shogun 360 will have a a tare weight of just 6950kg and will be available as both a 6×2 or a 6×4.and will also feature a full-suite of safety technology including Advanced Emergency Braking System, Lane Departure Warning System, Electronic Stability Program and Driver Attention Assist, which uses facial recognition technology to warn of fatigue.

The recently appointed director  of Fuso Truck and Bus, Alex Müller, says the Shogun 360 was developed for a specific segment of the Australian transport industry. 

“Many of our customers operating in the 14-pallet distribution segment have been asking for a truck with the safety, quality and efficiency of Shogun, so we are thrilled to deliver it,” he said.

“We have already taken extensive orders for this exciting new Shogun model and are pleased that our customers value the safety and fuel efficiency the 360 offers,” Alex Müller added.

Alex Müller says the Shogun 360 introduction is another example Fuso’s commitment to help customers boost safety and cut emissions. 

“Fuso is proud to further contribute to road safety in Australia with the latest active safety features and also help reduce emissions with Euro 6 technology well in advance of any regulations,” Müller said.

The Shogun 360 will boast a  five year/500,000km warranty (whichever comes first), and features 50,000km service intervals.

“Our customers really appreciate the peace of mind provided by our class-leading warranty and the long service intervals, which help them to drive down running costs,” Müller said.

A low chassis height and electronically controlled rear air suspension, with memory function for two settings, will allow for easy loading and unloading at docks.    

The new Fuso heavy rigid features the same cabin as regular Shogun models, including the passenger-side transom window for optimum visibility and the ergonomic interior with a driver-focused dashboard layout. Standard features include a 7-inch multi-media unit with digital radio, air-suspension seat, climate control and steering wheel mounted controls, and push button start. A reverse camera is standard, while as many as seven can be supported.

The Shogun range will also includes prime mover and rigid models that use the Daimler OM470 10.7-litre six-cylinder engine and 12-speed AMT.