Fuso Canter "Light Truck of the Year 2015"

  • Voted top truck once again by VansA2Z, a leading British online portal
  • Plus points included range of hybrid vehicles and "Duonic" dual clutch transmission

Stuttgart/London - The light-duty Fuso Canter commercial vehicles have once again received an award from VansA2Z, a leading British online portal of experts in the light-duty commercial vehicle sector, after being voted "Light Truck of the Year 2015".

According to Neil McIntee, the editor of VansA2Z: "The Fuso Canter received our vote for a number of reasons: we were impressed by the optionally available Duonic automated 6-speed dual clutch transmission as well as the hybrid variants of the Fuso Canter". Canter models with hybrid drive are already in use in some vehicle fleets in the UK, where they enable fuel savings of up to 23 percent to be achieved. A further outstanding point in its favour for the vote was the standard-fit start/stop system, which is popular in particular with delivery services which operate in cities with high levels of traffic.

At an industry gathering in the home of the sport of rugby, namely Twickenham Stadium in West London, the Fuso vehicles stood out in particular and received additional points for the comprehensive range of outputs from 96 kW (130 hp) to 129 kW (175 hp), the use of fuel-efficient engine oils and the longer final-drive ratios, all of which can add up to fuel savings of up to nine percent.

McIntee went on to say: "The 6.5-tonne model with 4x4 drive features exemplary off-road performance at a reasonable price. An engageable step-down ratio as standard helps to ensure more traction".

After already being named "Light Truck of the Year" by VansA2Z in 2014, the Fuso succeeded in fighting off competition from the likes of Isuzu, Nissan and Toyota to pick up the award once again this year.

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