Introducing NZ's Safest Light Truck - The New FUSO Canter

April 7, 2019

Active Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, an Electronic Braking System and Electronic Stability Control make New Zealand’s most popular light-duty 4x2 truck now also its safest.

In addition to the above, new standard features include a passenger-side airbag and all-new seven-inch touchscreen – compatible with Apple Car Play and Android Auto – linked to a reversing camera.

“The new model is available from April and signals the beginning of an exciting period for Fuso New Zealand,” said Fuso NZ managing director Kurtis Andrews. “Over the next 12 months, we have some exciting product developments to share with the market. Canter is one of our most important models, so it is fitting that it should lead the charge.”

Canter’s new safety features join a high level of existing features, such as a brake priority system, Hill Start Assist, heated rear-view mirrors and a reinforced ECE-R29 cab, which combine to make Canter the safest light truck available.

The launch also introduces Fuso NZ’s new ‘We look after our own’ brand position, which underpins the brand’s undertaking to support customers’ businesses through exceptional value, trusted service and advanced technology, improving overall performance, return on investment and, most importantly, enhancing driver and road user safety. 

“When it comes to safety, we take our responsibility to drivers, other road users and the transport industry as a whole extremely seriously. The new generation Canter is our first step towards improving safety across our range and building a safer fleet on our national road network,” said Andrews.

More than 11,000 Canters have been registered in New Zealand since its inception 45 years ago. Fuso NZ believes the new generation model will appeal strongly to new and existing customers looking for a dependable, cost-effective and versatile light truck that better protects their drivers and their investment.