UD Trucks » Quon '17
UD Trucks Corp. announced on April 11 its plans to launch a new version of the company’s Quon heavy-duty truck. This will be the line’s first full-model revamp in 13 years.
A cockpit redesigned around the way it feels to use it, with operability and visibility ergonomically reengineered from the ground up. The new ESCOT-VI electronically controlled automatic transmission adopts a simple, easy-to-use straight shift pattern. The fuel-efficient and powerful 11-liter GH11 engine complies with Japanese 2016 exhaust gas regulations, and all models achieve +5% over the 2015 fuel economy standards for heavy vehicles in Japan.
The UD Trucks Traffic Eye Brake collision-mitigation system uses high-precision radar and a cabin-mounted camera for dual-monitoring of the road ahead. Disc brakes feature excellent heat-release properties for superb anti-fade performance. Every component has been refined to realize an overall lighter vehicle, while achieving gains in load-carrying capacity of up to 200 kg depending on the model. Uptime is enhanced because the new truck is easier to maintain, with a reduced number of parts requiring regular replacement and longer service intervals on genuine parts.
The Quon’s new engine has about 10 percent more horsepower than previous models. Additionally, the Escot-VI AMT makes the truck almost as easy to drive as a passenger vehicle, reducing the difficulty involved for women and inexperienced drivers. Meanwhile, the GPS system records inclines on roads the Quon has traveled. When the truck revisits the same stretch, the new Foretrack feature will anticipate road conditions and automatically control vehicle speed and engine revolutions.
The updated range includes: Quon CD (GVW - 20-25 tons, 6x2), Quon CG (GVW - 21-25 tons, 8x4), Quon CW (GVW - 20-22 tons, 6x4) and Quon CX (GVW - 22-23.5 tons, 6x4).