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Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) has launched a new addition to the heavy-duty Shogun line-up in Australia, the Shogun 510.
The new Shogun model, which was officially launched on November 9th, delivers the highest horsepower in the Australian Fuso range.
The new Shogun model is available in Australia as a 6×4 prime mover or rigid truck for intra-hub transportation needs. With a gross combination mass (GCM) of 63 tons, 510hp and 2500Nm of maximum torque, the truck is capable of hauling a single or double trailer. The performance of the truck makes it the most powerful Euro VI-compliant heavy-duty truck delivered to the Australian market from a Japanese brand. The Shogun 510’s powerful drive is supported by the 12.8 liter Daimler OM471 six-cylinder engine, illustrating the competitive benefits of Daimler Truck’s global platform strategy.
Advanced safety features such as the Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), and Electronic Stability Program (ESP) are included in the standard offering. Furthermore, both the prime mover and rigid models of the Shogun 510 come with the Active Brake Assist 5 (ABA) collision mitigation system, while rigid models are additionally equipped with Sideguard Assist, which warns drivers of pedestrians or objects in the left blind spot. A three-stage engine braking system, as well as daytime LED running lamps, provide additional confidence, while a 7-inch high-resolution touch-screen display in the dashboard as well as a premium leather-wrap steering wheel support driver ergonomics and comfort on long hauls.
MFTBC implemented extensive testing for the Shogun 510 during the development phase in order to ensure compatibility with local needs. The vehicle underwent outdoor testing in the Australian outback at the prototype stage, climate testing in South Africa, and another round pre-production testing both in Australia and New Zealand, where the model is also being launched. With the introduction of this new Shogun, the Fuso brand will become an even stronger presence in the heavy-duty segment of these key international markets.
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