By: Fabian Cotter, Photography by: courtesy Daimer-Fuso

DAIMLER’S FUSO has introduced a ‘drive now, pay later’ offer on its key Australian bus and truck models, developed in response to the “…challenging economic environment”, the company has announced.

Fuso Truck and Bus senior manager Michael Weber says the ‘Drive Now - Pay Later’ offer was designed to help customers get on with business.

The Fuso Financial offer means customers purchasing select Fuso models can benefit from a 90-day repayment-free period, easing pressure and helping them get back to business, it explains.

Eligible customers can defer payments for two months, while Fuso will pay the third monthly payment on their behalf, it states. Terms and conditions apply to the offer, which is valid for 2020-plate Shogun, Rosa and select Fighter models purchased before July 31, 2020, it adds.

Customers also benefit from a five-year warranty that applies across the range, according to Fuso.

Covering the trucks and Rosa bus for five years, or between 200,000km and 500,000km (depending on the model) - whichever comes first - the generous standard warranty gives owners added peace of mind in a tough economic climate, says Fuso.


Fuso Truck and Bus senior manager Michael Weber says the ‘Drive Now - Pay Later’ offer was designed to help customers get on with business.

"With our long service intervals, industry-leading warranty and sharp parts and service pricing, Fuso trucks already make great business sense," Weber said.

"However, we felt that giving our customers a 90-day payment-free period would help them further reduce their outlay and help build momentum."



Customers purchasing now may also qualify for the federal government’s Backing Business Investment stimulus package, which offers instant asset write-offs or 50 per cent accelerated depreciation deductions for applicable purchases, the company points out. 

If truck customers do not need to take advantage of the Fuso offer, they can take up a separate offer for 2019-model Fuso trucks, which includes two years of free servicing if purchased before June 30. The free servicing model provides the Best Basic service plan for two years, or select amount of kilometres, depending on the model. Conditions apply, Fuso explains.

Service plans give customers the assurance that their vehicles are serviced by factory-trained technicians using genuine parts and lubricants in order to remain in top condition, it adds. Under the current service plan offer, customers also have the option of upgrading to the Complete Service Plan at a reduced rate, it says.

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According to Fuso, the new vehicle warranty applies only to trucks and buses registered and operated in normal conditions in Australia.

Warranty kilometre limits vary depending on the model, it adds.

Vehicles operated in severe service applications - such as off-road, underground mining, crop spraying or on the beach - are covered under warranty for 12 months or 50,000km, whichever comes first, it states.


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