Fuso Truck and Bus Australia has confirmed it has a secured a steady supply of Canter light trucks.
While supply issues continue to affect the industry, the Japanese truckmaker now has consistent supply of its most popular model.
This includes the full Canter range, including Built Ready factory tippers, wide cab and city cab models.
Fuso says it also has good supply of the Canter 515.
The Canter has become a household name with more than 70,000 sold since it first arrived in Australia showrooms back in 1971.
Fuso Truck and Bus Australia director, Alex Müller, says Fuso is pleased to have secured reliable production flow for Canter.
“We are very excited to be able to offer our customers consistent and solid supply of our Canter, giving them peace of mind that we now can provide the trucks they need to get the job done,” said Müller.
“A lot of work has gone in to clearing the hurdles required to release a steady supply of our most popular truck.”
According to the Truck Industry Council figures, light-duty truck sales have been performing well all year and that trend held strong in August.
A total of 1432 lights were delivered, up a healthy 17.3 per cent (211 trucks) over August 2021 and well ahead of the segments yearly average growth thus far of 11.1 per cent.
The August 2022 sales result was a new record for the month, surpassing the previous best mark of 1154 set in August 2018 by 278 trucks. The year-to-date sales tally to the end of August 2022 stands at 10,326 vehicles, 1033 more light duty trucks than to the end of August last year.
Fuso is holding steady in third place, year-to-date, with 216 sales in August and a 17.3 per cent share of the market.
Fuso also has a decent supply of its medium-duty Fighter and heavy-duty Shogun models.
All Canters come with a generous manufacturer warranty that covers the vehicle for five years or 200,00km, whichever comes first.
The Canter features class-leading 30,000km service intervals, helping customers make the most of their trucks, and has the best-in-class payload for maximum productivity.
All Canter 4×2 models can be driven on a car licence, when specified by the customer.
A full suite of safety technology including Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS), Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) and hill-hold brake feature come standard on all 4×2 Canter models.
The Fuso AEBS system uses superior radar technology to enable automatic emergency braking in the event of a potential collision and can even begin braking for pedestrians.