UD takes aim at heavy duty segment with new range

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The Quon range focuses on drivability, safety and fuel efficiency


UD Trucks has launched the new generation Quon range, in a move to innovate the Japanese heavy-duty truck market. 

The new generation Quon range aims to redefine the Japanese heavy-duty truck with high levels of drivability, safety and fuel efficiency.

It features a driveline that the brand says delivers a "smooth, stress-free  and  comfortable  ride", and the range is equipped with advanced  safety  features," UD says.

The new interior lets the driver focus on driving, while UD has aime to give the trucks a "strong exterior prescence".

"The new generation Quon marks a new era for UD Trucks and further reinforces our position as a serious contender in the heavy-duty truck market," Volvo Group executive VP and UD Trucks chairman Joachim Rosenberg says.

"The new generation Quon not only complies with the latest emissions regulations, it also delivers significantly better performance across the board that will enable us to leapfrog into a stronger position within heavy-duty market in Australia and New Zealand."

UD Trucks Australia acting VP sales Mark Strambi says the new generation Quon will redefine how Australia perceives Japanese heavy-duty trucks.

"The new Quon is a huge step for UD Trucks, but also for Japanese heavy-duty trucks in general," Strambi says.

"The world-class technology available in the new generation Quon range has never been seen before on Japanese trucks in Australia.

"UD Trucks is the first Japanese truck manufacturer to offer PPNLT-compliant heavy-duty vehicles to the Australia market.

"Additionally, the new Quon gives us access to models not previously offered in Australia which will significantlyenhance our ability to offer our customers a comprehensive offering, backed up by the largest dealer network in Australiaand New Zealand."

Post-Post New Long-Term (PPNLT) standard is Japan’s Euro VI equivalent and come into effect there on September 1.

Australian and New Zealand customers will get their first look at the new generation Quon at the 2017 Brisbane Truck Show where UD Trucks Australia will announce further details about the local range.

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