NEW Fuso Rosa protects its precious cargo | TRANSPORT NEWS

The new generation Fuso Rosa features the most advanced safety features to ever appear in the Australian light duty bus class.

Every new generation Rosa will be protected by a comprehensive range of safety features including Advanced Emergency Braking, which can perform full emergency braking in the event of a potential collision. This advanced radar-based system can even detect, and begin braking for moving pedestrians.

Fuso has made a range of significant changes inside and outside the Rosa, which is available with 22 or 25 seats.

New for Rosa is an efficient 3.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel common rail engine with the most power and torque in its class – 129kW and 430Nm. This advanced unit, which features a variable geometry turbocharger, is smaller and lighter than the engine it replaces, but is also more powerful. It also meets stringent Euro 6 emission standards, well ahead of Australian regulated standards, which ensures dramatic reductions of nitrogen oxide and particulate emissions.

Fuso is also introducing its advanced Duonic Automated Manual Transmission, which features six gears, to the Rosa range. This advanced dual clutch transmission delivers fuel efficiency improvements as well as fast and smooth shifts. It also features a handy creep function for easy low-speed manoeuvering. Customers also have the option of selecting a five-speed manual transmission.

Fuso has significantly upgraded the interior of the Rosa, with a new-look dashboard that is both practical and stylish. It now incorporates a passenger side airbag, as well as a new climate control display and new switches for key controls that are within easy reach of the driver. A new high-resolution 7-inch touchscreen display with internet and digital radio has been introduced, along with a new electronic instrument cluster that presents a range of bus data for the driver including fuel efficiency information, maintenance status, date and outside temperature. There is also a repositioned handbrake lever, which now sits to the left of the driver’s seat. Fuso has also taken the opportunity to move the transmission shift lever from the floor onto the dashboard for easier control.

A new flat-floor design not only makes it easier for passengers to get in and out of their seats, but also allows for simpler aftermarket wheelchair lift installations.

The Rosa continues to feature independent front suspension for optimum comfort and handling as well as rack and pinion steering for precise feel. It has a class leading turning circle of 12.6 metres (22 seat) and 14.2m (25 seat). The Rosa now also features disc brakes on all four corners and rear suspension stabilisers.

FUSO ROSA

SEATS: 22 or 25

ENGINE: 3.0-litre four-cylinder 4P10 Euro 6

POWER: 129kW at 3500rpm

TORQUE: 430Nm at 1600-2860rpm

TRANSMISSION: Six-speed Duonic dual clutch Automated Manual Transmission, with manual or automatic modes, or five-speed manual

WARRANTY: 5 years/200,000km

SUSPENSION: Front independent double wishbone with coils, shock absorber and stabiliser and rear leaf with shock absorbers and stabilser

STEERING: Rack and pinion

STEERING WHEEL: Tilt and scope adjustable

BRAKING: Disc brakes front and rear, exhaust brake

DIMENSIONS: 22 Seats – 6990mm long, 2070mm wide, 2755mm tall, 3995mm wheelbase, 25 seats – 7730mm long, 2070mm wide, 2755mm tall, 4550mm wheelbase

FUEL TANK: 100 litres

TYRES: 205/85R16

SERVICE INTERVALS: 15,000km 

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