GAC Introduces New FUSO Canter Van

GAC Introduces New FUSO Canter Van

GAC hands over FUSO Canter Vans to first customer

General Automotive Company (GAC), the official dealership for FUSO vehicles in Oman, is pleased to announce that the new FUSO Canter Van is now available in Oman. As a part of its introduction into the Market, GAC held a handover ceremony for the first two vehicles to be sold in Oman; both of which were purchased by Elite Enterprises.

The handover ceremony took place at the FUSO Truck Showroom in Azaiba. Handing over the keys to the two new vans was Manoj Ranade, the General Manager of GAC, accompanied by Greg Cottrell, National Sales Manager for FUSO, Raju Bisht, Sales Manager of FUSO, and Raya Hajiry, Sr. Sales Executive. Collecting the vehicles on behalf of Elite Enterprises was Vikas Gupta, the Country Manager of Elite Enterprises.

Commenting on the new Canter Van, Manoj Ranade said, “FUSO already has a stronghold in Oman with its wide product portfolio of light, medium and heavy-duty trucks, together with the light-duty Rosa bus. The introduction of the Canter Van will no doubt strengthen our line-up in Oman, offering more choice for customers and products that specifically fit their demands. Furthermore, with the Canter VAN made entirely in Japan, exceptional quality is embedded directly in the Van’s DNA, as is the Canter’s reputation for superior driving performance; making it the ideal vehicle for any business. As such I'm sure Elite Enterprises will be very pleased with their new FUSO Vans.”

On receiving the new vans, Vikas Gupta said, “We're delighted to receive the keys to the new Canter Vans. FUSO has a company has already proven themselves to be reliable, efficient and durable. I am confident these vans will follow suit and help us go the extra mile for our customers while continuing to provide effortless performance over the coming years.”

The all new Canter Van brings with it unrivalled capacity and comfort coupled with FUSO’s renowned reliability, user-friendly features and performance. Available as both a Microbus or as a Cargo Van, the former features spacious seats to ensure optimal comfort, while the latter features an extra-long cargo area that can be personally customised to accommodate loading and unloading of all types of cargo.

Regardless of which vehicle is chosen, the Canter Van brings with it power, superior fuel efficiency and maximum comfort all in one vehicle and has been optimised to turn every driving scenario into an effortless experience. It also offers its buyers absolute flexibility in choosing just the right vehicle for the job at hand. To power the Canter Van buyers have a choice of two engines, a 2.5l inline-4 turbo diesel producing 129hp and 356NM of torque or a 2.5l Inline-4 gasoline engine producing 147hp and 213Nm of torque. Both engines are paired with a 5-speed manual, while gasoline engine variants can replace the manual with a 5-speed automatic. Both transmission offer powerful yet smooth acceleration with seamless shifts and class-leading fuel efficiency.

Offering even greater choice for its buyers, the Canter Van is available in five different body variants, two for the microbus and three for the van. The two variants of the microbus include the standard model and the high roof model. While both models seat 15 passengers, the latter offers a much more spacious interior with much higher headroom. The cargo van offers even more flexibility with its three variants. The first of these is the standard roof van that has seating for three or six depending on specification and offers a cargo area 2,865mm long, 1,350mm wide and 1,545mm high. The second variant is the High Roof model that, while available in only a three-seater format, offers a significantly larger cargo bay that stands at 3,250mm long, 1,545mm wide and 1,645mm high. The final variant is the Wide High Roof model that offers that largest cargo bay of the three variants standing at 3,250mm long, 1,730mm wide and 1,645mm high.

Regardless of which Canter Van is chosen, all offer superior safety features and reliability. These safety features include a reinforced body and ELR 3-Point seat belts together with optional fog lamps, ABS and Brake Assist, and Dual SRS airbags. These safety features together with the space and ergonomic seating provide all on board with comfort and confidence; knowing full well that they and their luggage will arrive safely at their destination.

The all-new FUSO Canter Van is now available at all GAC FUSO showrooms across Oman. For more information customers can visit their local FUSO showroom or go online to