The primary Class 5 gasoline cabover available on the market – and a part of the Fuso FE GAS Collection that debuted final 12 months – is unique to the North American market.
It’s powered by Common Motors’ 6-liter V8 engine, that includes an influence output of 297 hp and 361 lb.-ft. of torque.
“The gasoline truck is the brand new commonplace for our medium responsibility market,” says Invoice Lyons, Fuso vp of gross sales and operations.
Lyons notes customers of medium responsibility vans should not truck drivers by commerce and infrequently are turned off by the complexity of diesel powertrains.
“They’re landscapers, plumbers and electricians,” he says. “They need extra simplified options. You don’t have the SCR … and people kind of issues.”
“Clients need gasoline,” provides Fuso Truck of America President and CEO Justin Palmer, who notes many different medium responsibility OEMs have additionally begun to include gasoline engines into their lineups.
“Gasoline is gaining [medium duty] market share yearly,” Lyons provides.
Fuso’s GM engine is matched to a commercial-grade, PTO succesful Allison 1000 Collection transmission. The powertrain consists of Allison’s FuelSense 2.zero with DynActive shifting, which may ship up between 2 and 6 % enchancment in gas financial system.
The Gaffney, S.C.-assembled FE180 GAS was designed with bigger 19.5-inch tires versus the usual 17.5-inch present in worldwide markets, which permits for extra components commonality for bigger fleet clients.
The truck, anticipated to hit dealership tons by 12 months’s finish, options an estimated payload capability of 11,185 kilos.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Jason Cannon is the tools editor for Business Service Journal and Overdrive. Attain him at [email protected].