UD Trucks Quon (Japan)  Photo: Volvo Group

UD Trucks Quon (Japan) Photo: Volvo Group

UD Trucks has launched the all-new Quon in the Japanese market as “a full model change” for its heavy-duty flagship. Japan-based UD Trucks is a Volvo Group brand.

The OEM said the new model features “industry-leading fuel efficiency with dynamism and drivability,” including a driveline designed to deliver “a smooth, stress-free and comfortable ride.” The Quon is equipped with advanced safety features as well.

“The all-new Quon, of course, complies with the new and stricter emission regulations in Japan,” said Yoshihiro Murakami, president of UD Trucks. “It also delivers better performance across the board.

"Equipped with the ESCOT-VI, the electronically controlled automatic transmission that is the industry benchmark, our heavy-duty flagship truly feels like a passenger car to drive," he added. "It offers a complete solution that meets customers’ needs and is sure to earn their satisfaction.”

UD Trucks said the Quon boasts unique features that take “trucking in Japan to an unprecedented performance level,” including:

  • 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.
  • Advanced driver-assistance systems, including Driver Alert Support
  • 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.

Sweden's Volvo Group, parent of UD Trucks, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells product in more than 190 markets around the world.