The Canter Advantage

The new Canter FE/FG Series truck features advanced technologies from Europe, Asia and North America, combined to deliver the lowest cost-of-ownership we’ve ever engineered into a medium-duty truck. Though the Canter name is new to North America, Canter trucks have been operating worldwide for more than 30 years, and are well recognized for their proven quality, strength and durability.


The new Canter offers your business an advantage in better fuel economy than our previous models. An advantage in servicing, with scheduled maintenance intervals extended to 18,000 miles. An advantage in payload, with an edge of up to 2,200 pounds over competitive trucks. Plus, an advantage in return on investment. Driven as few as 20,000 miles annually, a properly driven and maintained Fuso Canter can deliver a big boost to your bottom line – saving you several thousand dollars in operating costs in just three to four years – and for many dependable years thereafter. Canter FE/FG Series trucks offer the kind of performance and rock-solid reliability that you can build a business on.

Completely re-engineered from the wheels up, the Canter is among the most forward-thinking medium duty commercial trucks ever. And its comfortable cab isn’t just beautiful, it offers more head, leg, knee and elbow room.


Visibility – panoramic windshield and side windows, large side view mirrors.

Maneuverability – tighter turning radius than a MINI Cooper.

Small displacement/high-performance – 4P10 diesel, compact 3-liter design with 2-stage turbocharger, piezo injectors for high torque and fuel economy.

Better transmission solution – DUONIC® 6-speed automated manual type eliminates torque interruption between shifts and features ECO Mode for higher fuel efficiency.

BlueTec® – strict emission compliance while improving fuel efficiency, no engine tuning compromises required.

New frame – lighter weight frame, more load capacity, easier body mounting.

Ultra high capacity cooling system with dramatically improved airflow around it and the engine.

In Park, parking gear locks vehicle in-place.

Rear suspension – boxed hangers for added strength.


Advanced Technologies

Some trucks bring together engines and transmissions with little or no engineering partnership between the manufacturers, which can compromise powertrain performance. Not the Canter. Its 4P10 diesel engine and DUONIC transmission are perfectly matched, developed to work together and proven in more than 2 million miles of real-world testing.


The Canter’s turbocharged, dual overhead cam 4-cylinder diesel engine is a technological marvel. Lighter and more compact than traditional diesels, it delivers its flat torque continuously from low through high RPMs, to move payloads more efficiently. It is complemented by a 2-stage turbocharger to produce optimum boost pressure over a wider range of driving speeds. The more precise fuel metering of Piezo direct injection also helps the engine achieve far greater combustion efficiency and fuel economy.

DUONIC Transmission

Automated manual transmissions have been proven over many years in race cars. Mitsubishi Fuso’s 6-speed DUONIC transmission is the world’s first in a commercial vehicle. It combines the economy of a manual transmission with the convenience of an automatic, with dual clutch actuation and no torque interruption between shifts. It also incorporates the ability to creep in traffic for smoother operation and offers the advantage of ECO mode, upshifting earlier in heavy traffic to consume less fuel.


The engine uses environmentally friendly BlueTec® emissions control technology (also found in Mercedes-Benz automobiles and Freightliner trucks). BlueTec® treats emissions after they exit the engine using a diesel particulate filter and urea SCR system that meet today’s stringent standards for NOx and CO2 emissions reduction, without the traditional fuel economy penalty. BlueTec® is simple to operate and easy to maintain.


Cab Features/Interior

Canter FE/FG Series trucks are among the roomiest, quietest and most comfortable we have ever designed. Large expanses of glass, easy to see and reach instruments and controls, large side view mirrors and an excellent driving position combine to deliver superior all-around visibility. The multi-functional instrument cluster even includes an instant fuel economy readout and diesel exhaust fluid monitor.

The exclusive dash-mounted shifter operates the Canter’s 6-speed DUONIC automated manual transmission, which may be left in Drive or manually operated up (+) or down (-) though the gears for the ultimate in driver control. Shifts are seamless, with no shock or torque interruption. Plus, there’s a driver-activated ECO mode that enables the truck to up-shift earlier in congested traffic conditions for smoother acceleration and further fuel savings.

Plus, there’s plenty of room for everything. Side and overhead storage space, coin and cup holders, bins and glove boxes abound. The center seat folds to reveal a platform for laptops and clipboards. A high capacity HVAC system ensures year-round comfort.

Safety features are here too, from an impact-absorbing steering column and side door crush bars to wide-swing doors and covered serrated steps that facilitate safer entry and exit. They are complemented by anti-lock, dual-caliper disc brakes (anti-lock drums on FG), and electronic brake distribution and override systems for more sure-footed stops.

This is a cab you can do business with, comfortably and productively, for years to come.


Turning Radius

The Canter runs circles around so many other trucks you might think we’ve built a sports car. The turning radius of our Canter FE125 model, for example? Just 34.1 feet. That’s even tighter than the MINI Cooper’s turning radius of 35.1!

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