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“With our new, upgraded Quon, we are leveraging advanced and smart technologies to actively support the needs of our drivers and customers, for today and tomorrow, ” said Jacques Michel, Senior Vice President, UD Trucks International Sales.
The Quon’s upgraded features make significant strides in better environmental performance while delivering reliability and improved cost efficiency.
UD Trucks supports Japan’s climate change mitigation commitment to become carbon neutral by 2050. The upgraded Quon exceeds Japan’s current fuel economy standards for heavy-duty vehicles by 10 percent and complies with upcoming Japanese fuel economy standards. It’s ESCOT-VI 12-speed automated manual transmission also provides improved gear shifting and suppresses fluctuations in fuel efficiency to enhance fuel economy.
The Quon’s newest upgrades will allow owners to enjoy a boost in overall productivity, through increased fuel efficiency and optimised operations that delivers a lower cost of ownership.They can also 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 is also equipped with a lighter chassis designed for maximum payload, contributing to increased uptime.
Additionally, enhancements to safety features such as the Traffic Eye Cruise Control with new Stop and Driver Initiate Go function, the Traffic Eye Brake System, Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) and UD Stability Control that automatically detects and adjusts engine output and braking to retain truck stability.
On top of exceptional anti-wear, deposit, and soot control that protects the engine’s cylinders, pistons, rings and valve train components, the Quon’s new engine also requires one less oil filter to be replaced during servicing and uses up to 6 per cent less engine oil . Engine oil replacement intervals have also been extended by up to 35 per cent, which reduces maintenance costs and increase.
The upgrades to Quon’s engine are also complemented by UD Extra Mile Support – the full suite of vehicle support solutions that takes advantage of the entire UD Network to provide owners with prompt support throughout the life of the vehicle. This includes UD Trust Service Agreements covering optimal preventive maintenance and reliable servicing and inspections by qualified technicians, alongside the use of genuine and reliable parts.
The newest upgrades to Quon will be introduced in international markets, namely Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa from August 2022, with features differing between markets.
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