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Fuso breaks record on way to becoming fastest growing truckmaker in Australia

Fuso has set an all-time sales record for Australian truck sales.

In the same year it celebrated 50 years of local Canter sales, the Japanese manufacturer sold 4770 trucks in 2021, which eclipsed its previous record of 4476 set in 2007.

It capped off a comprehensive year of new model introductions for the brand.

In addition to posting its best-ever new truck sales in Australia, Fuso was also the fastest growing truck manufacturer in the Australian market last year having increased its share in light, medium and heavy duty truck segments.

In 2021, Fuso became the first Original Equipment Manufacturer to introduce an all-electric truck, the eCanter, and was also the first brand to offer Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS) technology on light, medium and heavy duty trucks with the launch of the Euro 6 Fighter. It also became the only light bus manufacturer to offer AEBS as part of its safety-first policy.

Late last year, Fuso became the only Japanese manufacturer to offer Australian customers a heavy duty Euro 6 truck with more than 500hp when it introduced the Shogun 510.

Fuso Truck and Bus Australia Director, Alexander Müller, said the Fuso team was excited by the record numbers.

“We are thrilled to see positive sales growth and are grateful to our customers for their business, their trust and the opportunity to give them the trucks they need to get the job done,” Müller said.

“This result will motivate our team and the Daimler Truck dealer partners even more to deliver the right products and services for our hard working Australian customers to make their life a little easier and them a bit more successful.”

Fuso’s record year is part of a larger success story at Daimler Truck and Bus Australia, with sibling brands Freightliner and Mercedes-Benz Trucks also recording positive results.

“To have all three of our brands grow market share in 2021 demonstrates Daimler Truck’s commitment to lead the Australian market with advanced safety, reduced emissions and lower running costs across our Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner and Fuso brands is hitting the mark with our customers,” said Daniel Whitehead, Daimler Truck and Bus President and CEO.

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