FUSO Canter, the Japanese best-selling light truck, celebrates this year its 60th anniversary. In fact, the first model of the Canter was launched in Japan in 1963. Since then, more than 4.5 million FUSO Canters have been produced worldwide.
Indeed, through the development of advanced safety technologies, FUSO has sought to make the Canter a safe and reliable truck for drivers and others on the road. The design of the Canter has also evolved to match the needs of drivers and the shifting zeitgeist. Over the years, the Canter has managed to establish its very own identity within the industry: a safe, comfortable, and environmentally friendly companion to drivers and businesses everywhere.
From the FUSO Canter to the eCanter
Currently, the FUSO Canter is produced locally in CKD (completely-knocked-down) plants in twelve markets. Today, the Canter is sold in over 70 countries around the world. Additionally, in 2017, FUSO launched Japan’s first mass-produced electric truck in the light commercial vehicle segment, the eCanter. The completely redesigned Next Generation all-electric truck model, its successor, was unveiled in 2022. The Next Generation eCanter will go into series production in 2023 at the FUSO plants in Kawasaki, Japan and Tramagal, Portugal.