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July 13, 2023

FUSO Philippines Adds Automatic Variant To Canter FE71

Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation (SFP), the general distributor of Fuso trucks in the Philippines launches an automated-manual transmission (AMT) equipped version of its best-selling Canter FE71.

The Canter has been in the service for 60 years since it was launched in 1963 and has been an essential vehicle for many businesses—transporting products or people from one place to another.

For this update, SFP has introduced some changes in terms of both safety and technology.

The all-new Canter FE71 is engineered with a 3.0-liter 4-cylinder direct-injected diesel engine (4P10-KAT2) that complies with Euro 5 emission standards.

It’s also available, for the first time in the Philippines, with the Duonic automated-manual transmission. The six-speed gearbox uses separate clutches and shafts for odd and even gears. When engaging a gear, the next one is pre-selected. This greatly reduces shift shock (compared to a single clutch automated manual). A longer-lasting clutch also means less downtime.

The upgraded Canter FE71 comes with advanced safety features as a standard for better vehicle control. The existing front and rear disc brake comes with a modern Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) that provides another level of safety and assurance.

Aside from the availability of the AMT, the Canter FE71 now comes in four variants thanks to the addition of a compact 11-footer option. The other four variants are: 10-ft (MT), 10-ft (AMT), 11-ft (MT), and 11-ft (AMT).

On the exterior, the Canter FE71 still features a modern cab design featuring the V-line concept, angular headlamp shape, and horizontal character line in the front fascia emphasizing the clean look and creating a sense of forwarding motion. It still shows off its Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution or R.I.S.E Body that guarantees stronger and safer cab-over-engine (COE) concepts.

The all-new Canter FE71 also maintains an easy-to-tilt cab with a wide tilt angle, allowing unrestricted vehicle maintenance access to the engine bay.

Inside, it incorporates a new meter cluster with a multi-information display that presents average and instant fuel consumption data. The tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel and dash-mounted gear shift ensure smooth operation and makes it easier for the driver to find a more comfortable driving position.

According to SFP, the Canter FE71 AMT achieves an impressive fuel consumption figure of 11.6 km/L in a mixture of different actual driving conditions, regulated road speed limits, and light to-no traffic system. This was done with the Canter FE71 AMT carrying a weight equivalent to 50 percent of its payload capacity (or 1,000 kilograms).

“The all-new Canter FE71 is the epitome of excellence in the commercial truck segment, setting the industry standard for performance, reliability, and customer satisfaction. Beyond the technical specifications and features mentioned lies a deeper significance. The Fuso Canter FE71 is not just a vehicle; it is a partner—an integral part of countless businesses, large and small, that rely on it to keep their operations running smoothly. It is a vehicle that enables dreams to become a reality, businesses to thrive, and communities to prosper.” says SFP President & CEO, Mr. Yosuke Nishi.

Besides offering durable and reliable commercial vehicles, SFP also provides comprehensive aftersales support and a fleet program for valued customers. SFP will continue to work together with its dealer partners to attend to every client in their business needs.

The Canter has recorded top sales for SFP among the full product portfolio and is expected to strengthen its presence nationwide with the launch of the all-new Canter FE71.

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