The three Japanese brands fighting it out in the light-duty truck segment are also scrambling to sign customers up for 4×4 versions too.
Isuzu and Fuso have long had 4×4 light-duty trucks, Hino joining the fray recently with their 300 Series 4×4.
One particular area where these offerings are aimed is the nation’s emergency services.
Fuso this week will be showcasing their offering at the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) exhibition in Perth.
On display will be the Fuso Canter FG 4×4 – a unique short wheelbase iteration of the vehicle (as seen above).
Fitted with a Quik Corp light pumper body, the 4×4 Canter is also available in long wheelbase, as well as crew cab with seating for up to seven.
Fuso telling us they’ll be talking to perspective clients about the vehicle’s class-leading tare weights, off-road ability, and reinforced underbody protection.
The 30,000km service intervals and five-year/200,000km warranty are also a unique selling point according to the truck manufacturer.
While at the moment (until the end of September) Fuso is also offering Best Basic scheduled servicing for 100,000km or three years (whichever comes first).
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