If you're in the market and mood for a 6.5-ton cab-over truck that also offers power to all its wheels, Fuso would like you to have a look at its new Canter 4x4. With the addition of selectable four-wheel drive, Fuso is hoping to expand the 4x2 Canter's traditional market into unpaved uses like construction and municipal services.

Power comes from a 3.0-liter, four-cylinder turbodiesel with 175 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque. A stop/start system is also used to improve efficiency. Standard features include a locking rear differential, exhaust brake, approach and departure angles that are nearly doubled over the 4x2 model, and a 40,000-kilometer maintenance interval. Options are plentiful, including single or crew-cab bodies, two wheelbase choices, payload up to 3,725 kilograms, 320 millimeters of ground clearance and 100 plain, metallic and pearl-finish paint colors.

For truck fans, there's a press release below and a high-res gallery of the Canter 4x4 in all kinds of poses.
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The new Fuso Canter 4×4

- 6.5 tonne model with high payload capacity
- 35 degree approach and 25 degree departure angles
- Ground clearance of up to 320 millimetres
- Rear differential lock fitted as standard
- Highly functional cab· Choice of single or crewcab and two wheelbases
- 175 hp engine delivering a powerful 430 Nm of torque
- Euro V and EEV certification as standard with EGR, DPF & SCR

Stuttgart/Ötigheim – The range of new-generation Fuso Canter trucks made its debut following extensive revision of the vehicle's technology and styling. The range of conventionally rear-wheel-drive light-duty trucks with their high payload is about to get a new variant featuring selectable all-wheel drive.Its off-road capabilities make the Fuso Canter 4×4 the ideal choice for all applications where operation on unsurfaced roads is required, for example on construction sites, in the energy supply sector and in service with the fire brigade. For municipal authorities, it lends itself to use as a winter service vehicle with snowplough and salt spreader. Its width of a mere two metres means that it can also negotiate narrow openings with ease. The Canter 4×4 demonstrates its efficiency well on the construction site, for example, as its all-wheel drive can be engaged to allow it to cope with the loose surfaces.

Its high payload capacity and optionally available start/stop function also make the Canter 4×4 an efficient workhorse.The new Canter model shares the same practical strengths as its predecessors: good manoeuvrability (the 3415 mm wheelbase version has a turning circle of 13.5 m), a space-saving cab-over-engine layout, a robust construction, an ergonomically located shift lever in the instrument panel, enhanced safety thanks to a strong cab design and low brake wear as a result of the standard exhaust brake.

The Canter 4×4, model designation 6C18, will be offered with a permissible gross vehicle weight of 6.5 tonnes, a two-metre wide comfort cab and a power output of 129 kW (175 hp). The all-wheel drive can be selected and deselected during a journey, thereby ensuring fuel-efficient operation. A differential lock for the rear axle is fitted as standard.

Customers will be able to choose from comfortable single cabs or crewcabs
(3 and 7 seats respectively) with wheelbases of 3415 mm and 3865 mm. Payload capacity ranges from 3500 kg to 3735 kg. The vehicle's approach and departure angles are 35 degrees and 25 degrees respectively (as opposed to 18 degrees and 11 degrees for the Canter 4×2).

Cab: powerful design with long-term corrosion protection
Like the conventional Canter, the new 4×4 model also comes with a completely re-designed cab. One distinctive feature of the new Fuso Canter 4×4 is its dynamic front-end styling which emphasises the vehicle's off-road functionality and capabilities. The V-shaped radiator grille, with its strong lines and prominent logo, are particularly eye-catching. The dynamic V motif continues above the large headlamps right to the door beading. The new Canter therefore fits perfectly into the brand's current styling concept.

The painted area has been extended as far as the lower edge of the windscreen to emphasise the Canter's sturdy, robust nature. The three-part steel bumper is kitted out with practical anthracite-coloured plastic corner sections. Daytime running lamps have been integrated into the fog lamp housings. Fog lamps and daytime running lamps come as standard on all models.

First introduced for the 4×2 model, the new cataphoretic dip priming (CDP) and the powder-coated frame provide optimum long-term corrosion protection. Customers can choose from around 100 colours for the cab, including several metallic and pearl paint finishes; they can also opt for a custom paint colour, all of which ensures that the new Canter 4×4 is distinctively individual right from the moment it leaves the factory.

Cockpit: comfortable and functional
The functional cab-over-engine concept of the new Fuso Canter 4×4 features a two-colour, harmoniously designed cockpit with high-quality materials that are pleasant to the touch. Both driver and co-driver benefit from even better access from left to right through the cab.

Round vents surround the instrument panel. The circular dials are easy to read. The economical range on the rev counter is clearly marked. The multifunction display between the instruments provides information such as time and distance travelled, it also includes a trip computer to calculate fuel consumption, a display which shows the status of the particulate filter and a warning lamp for the fuel level. The operating buttons are arranged within easy reach around the steering wheel.

The storage concept focuses fully on the needs of the driver and co-driver. The centre console contains two DIN slots, a storage compartment with flap and a pull-out drinks holder for two containers. On the co-driver's side, items can be stored in an open stowage tray and a lockable glove compartment. A stowage facility for documents and a compartment for a mobile phone or small items underline the practical design and layout of the dashboard. Roof stowage boxes, door storage bins and stowage facilities behind and between the seats round off the stowage space options.

Seats: lumbar supports and integral head restraints
Both the driver's and co-driver's seats feature integral head restraints. The driver's seat is equipped with an adjustable lumbar support as standard. A mechanically sprung comfort seat with armrest is available as an option. On the standard-fitted co-driver's double bench seat, a special feature of the left-hand seat (when viewed in the direction of travel) is the frame-type head restraint for better rearward visibility. The same head restraint design is used for the seats of the rear bench seat on the new Canter 4×4 with crewcab. Even the occupant of the centre seat is assured a comfortable seating position since the centre seat provides the same amount of legroom as the outer co-driver's seat.

Automated climate control and more effective heating
The heating and air conditioning systems in the new Canter 4×4 are also worthy of mention. The key features include a high airflow rate in the footwell and head areas and an efficient heat exchanger. The powerful air conditioning system is an attractive feature. A fully automatic system is available as an alternative to the manually controlled air conditioning unit.

State-of-the-art Euro V engine with very wide effective engine speed range
The new Fuso Canter 4×4 is powered by a four-cylinder turbo diesel engine with Euro V and EEV certification. Only the most powerful version of this 3-litre engine – developing 129 kW (175 hp) at 3500 rev/min – is installed on the all-wheel drive model. It boasts a maximum full-load torque of 430 Newton metres which is available constantly from 1600 to 2900 rev/min.

The modern, long-stroke engine (in-house designation 4P10) brims with the latest technology: namely two robust chain-driven overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, an exhaust gas turbocharger with variable turbine geometry, a common rail injection system and piezo injectors for precise fuel metering.

Low fuel consumption – high cost-effectiveness
The increased payload and significantly reduced maintenance costs have both helped to improve cost-effectiveness. The 40,000 km maintenance interval has also resulted in a marked reduction in maintenance costs and further underlines the excellent cost-effectiveness of the Fuso Canter 4×4. To reduce diesel consumption even further, the new Canter 4×4 is also available on request with a start/stop function.

Exhaust gas aftertreatment: SCR plus exhaust gas recirculation plus particulate filter
The new Canter 4×4 is equipped with the most powerful version of the 3.0 litre engine, capable of delivering a power output of 175 hp. This engine features SCR technology with AdBlue injection, a well-proven technology used on Daimler Trucks. This promising combination, which is also used in heavy-duty commercial vehicles, delivers more power for even less fuel. The AdBlue tank in the Canter is located on the left-hand side, immediately adjacent to the fuel tank and holds 12 litres. Thanks to the low AdBlue consumption, this is sufficient for a range of around 8000 km.

In addition to SCR exhaust aftertreatment technology, a combination of exhaust gas recirculation and fully automatic particulate filter regeneration ensures optimum emissions performance. If the vehicle is being used mainly for very short trips, manual regeneration of the particulate filter may be necessary owing to the low engine temperatures. A status indicator in the multifunction display tells the driver whether manual regeneration is required. Manual regeneration can be activated by a switch.

Frame emphasises the body-friendly concept
The uniform hole pattern of the high-payload frame on the Canter 4×4 makes life much easier for bodybuilders. All chassis are available on request with body consoles to facilitate body assembly. Drilling the ladder-type frame is no longer required. To save space, the coolant expansion tank is located under the cab, enabling the body to be moved closer to the rear wall of the cab.

The new Canter 4×4 can be factory fitted with two different power take-off variants, with or without flange. Their output is 31 kW. The Canter is also available ex-works with an external power take-off rpm controller which can be positioned where required. The interface for the controller is located on the rear of the cab.

As an option, Fuso can deliver the new Canter 4×4 equipped with a voltage converter. This ensures that the 12 V vehicle electrical system can be connected to a 24 V interface such as those frequently used by bodybuilders on medium-size truck bodies. To guarantee the power supply, Fuso can also deliver the new Canter with various alternators adapted to the intended use.

Traditional strengths of the Canter also feature on the 4×4
The Canter 4×4 features the same traditional strengths as the Canter 4×2, namely excellent manoeuvrability, a space-saving cab-over-engine design, good visibility thanks to low windows and a short front overhang, a robust construction, a compact joystick shift lever on the dashboard, straightforward maintenance thanks to a tilting cab which provides easy access to the main assemblies, enhanced safety and reduced wear thanks to the standard-fitted exhaust brake.

Safety is paramount
Safety is also of paramount importance on the new Canter 4×4. The doors feature side-impact protection as standard. Airbags are available as optional equipment for driver and co-driver. Like the conventional model, the new Canter 4×4 also features the Fuso RISE passive safety system as well as Brake Override technology which give general priority to the brake signal if the brake and accelerator pedals are inadvertently depressed simultaneously.

Like all Fuso Canter models, the new all-wheel drive variant is also equipped as standard with an exhaust brake. Operated from a steering-column switch and generating up to 50 kW of braking power, the exhaust brake increases safety by protecting the service brake and at the same time reduces costs by prolonging the service life of the brake pads.

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