UD Trucks upgrades Quon

In News, UD3 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineAugust 4, 2022

UD Trucks has introduced a range of upgrades to the Quon heavy-duty model range, focusing on better fuel efficiency and environmental performance while delivering reliability and improved cost of ownership.

The upgraded Quon will be introduced in international markets including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa from August 2022, with features differing between markets.

Drivers can gain enhanced performance with the Quon’s redesigned engine and rear axle that provides higher power and torque at lower engine speeds, allowing for faster acceleration. The upgraded Quon’s ESCOT-VI 12-speed automated manual transmission provides improved gear shifting to enhance fuel economy. The upgraded Quon is also equipped with a lighter chassis designed for maximum payload, contributing to increased uptime.

The Quon’s new engine also requires one less oil filter to be replaced during servicing and uses up to 6% less engine oil, says UD Trucks. Engine oil replacement intervals have also been extended by up to 35%, which reduces maintenance costs and increase.

New, advanced safety features introduced on the Quon include the improved Traffic Eye Cruise Control with new Stop & Driver Initiate Go function, that makes the vehicle safer and easier to drive by automatically controlling speed and reducing driver stress and fatigue.

The upgraded Quon is also equipped with more active safety technologies, such as the Traffic Eye Brake System, Lane Departure Warning System, and UD Stability Control that automatically detects and adjusts engine output and braking to retain truck stability.

Drivers of the upgraded Quon can benefit from its attention to enhanced drivability and safety, through features such as more accurate fuel readings, redesigned fuel tank that provides higher ground clearance, stainless steel muffler covers that minimise susceptibility to rust and an additional, second front axle park brake for increased safety.

General manager for UD Truck Distributors (NZ) Ltd, John Gerbich, welcomes the enhancements. “This is the next step in UD Trucks’ continual journey towards more efficient and sustainable heavy-duty trucks.

“Efficiency, productivity, and profitability are crucial success factors for our customers. UD Trucks understand this and are very focused on delivering improvements in the right areas. The upgrades to the Quon reflects this,” said Gerbich.