Review: 2015 Mitsubishi Fuso Canter 715 Rigid Truck
Fuso Canter 715: The Introduction
Trucks are probably included among the list of the most diverse machines in the market. The casual onlookers probably won’t care, and even if they do, I doubt if some of them could tell the key differences between each kind and their main functionality. That’s not to be taken against anybody, it’s just that some of the latest truck models can actually do more than what their look might suggest. Now over the years, we’ve seen all types and sizes of trucks get showcased in the market, and while they appear quite intimidating for obvious reasons, these machines have (arguably) became one of the more productive vehicles in the world. In today’s product review, we’ll be evaluating the 2015 Mitsubishi Fuso Canter 715. We’ll look to identify if this rigid truck has the flexibility and power to meet the most significant demands of your business operations.
Fuso Canter 715: Key Features
Like its predecessors, the Fuso Canter 715 has maintained the trucks agile form which allows it to stay as the same “go-anywhere” truck that we’ve all been accustomed to. It’s medium size frame and great balance allows the 715 to take on Australia’s most challenging terrains and rural locations.
Mechanical suspension seat
The 2015 Canter 715 now has the mechanical suspension seat as standard, in both of its single and crew cab versions. It’s a nice addition, although you’ll surely notice that the ride may actually get a little bouncy during off-road travels, because of a tough spring suspension or whenever there’s very little weight on the back of the vehicle.
The controls inside the cab are conveniently accessible and should not be that hard to manage for beginners. The cab looks great as well and there’s a pretty spacious legroom that should easily allow you to rest and stretch out a bit during long travels. The vision from the cab has also improved and even the material that they used for the seat almost seems like an upgrade.
The Canter 715 has always been known for its superb performance and flexibility. Despite being initially used for mining and other tough industries, the Fuso 715 has eventually made its way beyond commercial use by being a reliable campvan and off road vehicle. It’s ability to handle some of the meanest terrains in the country has certainly raised its value and dependability.
Great driving experience
I find it really amazing how minimal the noise and vibration are when driving the Canter 715 on the freeway. There was also no problem going up to 100 km/h, except that we kept bouncing around on rough patches. The Fuso Canter 4WD only has five gears, although, it does have the high and low range 4WD mode. But practically speaking, the five gears should be just right if you’re aiming to use the truck for what it’s made for.
The rigid truck runs a solid 3.0-litre four-cylinder diesel that produces 110 kW, between 2840 and 3500 revs, and 370 Nm between 1350 and 2840 revs. It also packs a variable geometry turbocharger for a more even spread of torque.
Fuso Canter 715: Prices
NEW: $66,000.00 – 72,000.00 AUD
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Fuso Canter 715: The Verdict
The 2015 Mitsubishi Fuso Canter 715 returns to the Australian market with the same flexibility and much improved overall features. It’s low range version is just as good as advertised, and even better than its predecessor. Its off road maneuverability certainly deserves to be praised for its significant improvements as well. Then of course, Canter 715 also boasts an upgraded design for its cab and interior, making the driving experience more comfortable. All in all, I personally like the Canter 715 as a pretty solid truck for my business or as a very reliable improvised campervan. And that’s what makes it stand out among other heavy-duty trucks, its effectiveness as a personal or commercial vehicle remains really impressive and its performance would surely give any other trucks around its price range a run for their money.