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UD Trucks expands Quon range

With the expectation of boosting its market share at the lighter end of the heavy-duty sector, UD Trucks Australia has revealed an eight-litre engine variant of the Quon that was launched with an 11-litre engine in 2017.

The eight-litre Quon will come in two variants, the CD 25 360 and the CW 25 360, with the former set to be the hero model on UD’s stand at the Brisbane Truck Show in May.

Both iterations feature a GH 8 engine producing 350hp (263kW) at 2200rpm and peak torque of 1428Nm (1053lbft) between 1200 and 1600rpm.

They are equipped with a host of advanced safety features to ensure the safety of the driver and other road users. This includes: Traffic Eye Brake, UD Stability Control, and Lane Departure Warning System.

Other features designed to help maximise fuel savings include ECO mode, adaptive cruise control, and ESCOT Roll.

The latter enables the vehicle to coast in neutral on slight downgrades to reduce fuel consumption.

UD Trucks Australia Vice President of Sales, Mark Strambi, says the new Quon variants are valuable additions to the UD range.

“The eight-litre version is an exciting addition to the Quon range that offers the same levels of drivability and safety as the 11-litre version,” said Strambi.

“It really is a fantastic truck. While slightly smaller than the 11-litre models, it still possesses a sizeable payload capacity, while offering operators extra flexibility through greater load efficiency.”

On a recent trip to Japan, UD customers were given the opportunity to drive the Japanese-spec eight-litre Quon.

In addition to the test drive, the customers visited UD Trucks’ headquarters in Ageo and were given an insight into the company’s innovation roadmap and strategic plans moving forward.

“UD Trucks strives to implement care, pride and quality into the mindset of its workforce and how it designs and builds trucks,” said Strambi.

“We wanted to highlight UD’s philosophy to our customers as well as give them an exclusive look at the eight-litre Quon,” he said.

“The response to the quality of the drive and the features available on the new trucks was resoundingly positive and we are really excited to be adding them to the Quon range in Australia.”

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