Fuso has claimed an all-time sales record for Australian truck sales for 2021, the same year that it celebrated 50 years of local Canter sales.
Capping off a year of new model introductions, Fuso sold 4770 trucks in 2021, which eclipsed its previous record of 4476 set in 2007.
The Japanese manufacturer not only posted its best-ever new truck sales in Australia, but laid claim to being the fastest growing truck manufacturer in the Australian market last year. Overall, Fuso increased its share in light, medium and heavy duty truck segments.
In 2021, Fuso became the first Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) 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 first Japanese manufacturer to offer Australian customers a heavy duty Euro 6 truck with more than 500hp when it introduced the Shogun 510, while the brand celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Canter hitting the road in Australia.
Fuso Truck and Bus Australia director, Alexander Müller, says the Fuso team is very excited to have set a new sales record in 2021.
"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 enthuses.
"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."
Daimler Truck and Bus Australia states that Fuso’s record year is part of a larger success story 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," says Daimler Truck and Bus president and CEO, Daniel Whitehead.