Fuso NZ evolves Enduro range
New arrivals, already landed, include the FJ1628 – a 4x2 16T model fitted with diff lock, well-suited for medium-sized tipper applications – and an 8x4 FO3128 31T Tipper with 19m3 factory body.
A new 4x2 FA1017 with a 10,400kg GVM also comes in, replacing the FA917 with increased payload and a new, heavy-duty six-speed manual transmission for improved performance.
“We have studied the market and worked with customers to build a range that best meets local fleet needs – all at a highly competitive price-point, and backed by a 36-month manufacturer’s warranty,” said Kurtis Andrews, Fuso NZ managing director.
“Since its launch, Enduro has quickly been put to work in fleets across the country – particularly in the civil engineering and construction industries,” said Andrews. “We’ve sold more than 100 units within the first year and expect uptake to increase going forward – particularly in light of these latest upgrades.
“Enduro has proved the perfect complement to our traditional and more premium offering.”
Licence to frill
Functional upgrades across the range challenge Enduro’s traditional ‘no frills’ positioning.
A key addition to all 6x4 and 8x4 models is engine live drive PTO, which, along with their solid chassis construction and cross locks rear axles, makes these trucks particularly suitable for concrete application.
Visibility in FJ, FO and FZ models – from within and outside the cab – has been improved thanks to new dual chamber daytime-running headlights. A seat belt reminder provides an extra element of driver protection, while cruise control eases driver stress and fatigue.
On the FA1017, a solar windshield protects against excess heat and light from the sun to improve driver comfort, along with a new fabric seat cover, additional roof storage, and LED lamps for brighter cab illumination (standard across the range).
To complete the 2019 model year upgrade package, refined contouring lends a modern appearance across the range.