Fuso Shogun 510 puts rivals to the sword

Fuso breaks the 500hp barrier with a B-double rated Shogun developed specifically for the Australian market

Fuso Shogun 510 puts rivals to the sword
Sneak peek: The Fuso 510 is expected to arrive in Australia next month.


Following much speculation, Fuso Truck & Bus has officially announced the upcoming arrival of a 13-litre Fuso Shogun, increasing the breadth of the range which currently includes 8-litre and 11-litre options.

The Shogun 510’s release follows OwnerDriver's exclusive prediction in June this year of its impending release. Earlier, Fuso launched the Fuso Shogun 360 rigid at the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show in May.

According to Fuso, the new Shogun 510 was developed in response to requests from local customers for a true high-performance Japanese heavy duty B-double capable truck. It has said to have been several years in the planning.

The 510hp 2500Nm Shogun is being lauded as the best performing Japanese truck in Australia with a big torque advantage.

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Fuso states that the Daimler OM471 six-cylinder engine hits its maximum power at 1600rpm and its maximum torque is available from just 1100rpm for maximum driveability and efficiency.

Along with current trends, the Shogun 510 comes with a 12-speed fully automated transmission (AMT).

Fuso Truck & Bus states that the six-cylinder unit, which features an asymmetric turbocharger, meets stringent Euro 6 emissions standards, well in advance of Australian regulations.

Fuso engineers have carried out extensive testing of the Shogun 510 since 2017, including an outback Australian test of an initial prototype, durability testing in South Africa and an additional production-ready test in Australia and New Zealand.

More information will follow closer to the Shogun 510 launch later this year.

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