FUSO WILL give visitors a taste of the future with a virtual reality experience on its stand at the Brisbane Truck Show on May 25 to 28.
In addition to checking out the latest real-world Fuso models, attendees will be able to immerse themselves in a virtual Fuso showroom, sit inside a range of virtual Fuso trucks and experience a thrill ride that showcases the lifelike nature of cutting-edge virtual reality technology.
The Fuso VR program also allows visitors to configure their own truck in a workshop setting.
Participants can choose from five Fuso Canter light duty truck models and fit them out with a range of popular truck bodies.
Fuso Truck and Bus Director, Justin Whitford, says virtual reality could well be part of truck showrooms of the future.
"We think customers could certainly benefit from configuring a custom truck and body in a virtual reality setting using this impressive technology," he says.
"This could allow customers to explore a huge range of different models and various bodies in a way that has not been possible up until now," Mr Whitford says.
Fuso will have no less than eight VR pods on its stand at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
As for its real-life trucks, Fuso will present the recently updated Canter range.
The clever low-roof Canter 515 City Super Low model will make its Truck Show debut in Brisbane. It has an unladen height of just 2.01m and is the only Japanese truck in the Australian market that can safely move under a 2.1m ceiling, with a safety margin of nearly 10cm.
Fuso will also present the 715 Canter Tipper, which is ready to work thanks to its factory tipper body.
Like the 515 City Super Low, the 715 Tipper features a recently upgraded interior complete with new and more supportive black seats, new black trim and new storage areas.
The stand will also feature the popular FK Fighter 1224 medium duty truck, fitted with the market-leading Allison automatic transmission and rear airbag suspension for a smooth ride.
Fuso will also present the largest truck in its range, the Heavy FV54 prime mover, which features a 12-litre six-cylinder engine coupled to a fully automated transmission.
Fuso staff will also be on hand to talk through a raft of recently introduced customer-focused initiatives including a new five-year warranty program, complimentary first service and a reduction of the price of key Fuso parts by an average of more than 30 per cent.
The new standard manufacturer's warranty lasts for five years, or a certain amount of kilometres or operating hours (the amount of which depends on the model), whichever comes first.