UD Trucks kicks off global launch of new Euro 5 truck range
Drive for better with the new Euro 5 Quester and Croner trucks, with feature enhancements that boost profitability by doing more with less to overcome critical resource constraints.
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30 September 2021 - UD Trucks today unveiled a new Euro 5 range for the
well-established Quester (heavy-duty) and Croner (medium-duty) trucks. The
upgrade also boasts enhanced features that will improve uptime, enhance efficiency,
and optimize Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), all while lowering the vehicle's environmental
impact and retaining benefits from previous models.
new Euro 5 range will be introduced in fast-growing and emerging regions around
the world that are moving to adopt more stringent international emission
standards in a bid to cut pollution and improve air quality. In most markets,
UD Trucks' new Euro 5 range will be introduced ahead of these regulations to
better prepare businesses for the switch to a cleaner fleet.
latest launch bolsters UD Trucks' Better Life purpose – to be better for logistics,
the planet, people, and business. Better Life drives the integration of
sustainability across all of the company's operations and processes to realize lower
environmental impact, higher customer satisfaction, higher profitability, and a
better place for people to work and live.
Michel, UD Trucks International Sales, Senior Vice President, said "In today's
world, sustainability is more important than ever. COVID-19 is also placing
more emphasis on a more sustainable approach to driving a post-pandemic
recovery. Modern and efficient logistics is vital to keep the world moving in
these fast-evolving times, and our latest launch will ensure greater resilience
for businesses while ensuring environmental impacts are minimized."
Ensuring businesses stay competitive in a rapidly changing world
with Euro 5
is one of the largest health threats facing the world today. According to the
International Energy Agency (IEA) global energy review 2021, global energy carbon
emissions are projected to rebound in the post-COVID era to grow by 4.8%. This
would represent the largest single increase in over a decade. Emissions from
transportation alone are at risk of increasing global emission levels by over
towards cleaner fleets is imperative. Euro 5 reduces NOx emissions by about 43%
compared to Euro 4 and significantly reduces the carbon footprint of the
vehicle through cleaner emissions.
the first truck manufacturer to introduce Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)
technology in 2004, UD Trucks' new Euro 5 range features SCR technology to significantly
boost environmental protection and fuel economy. With these benefits, SCR technology
is proven to be more reliable when compared to other emission control
technologies for reducing NOx emissions.
Higher power and torque through optimized combustion, without
increasing the size of the engine
Increases fuel efficiency to better manage fuel costs; fuel is the
largest operating expense, representing about 60% of total operating costs
Longer service intervals means less time required for maintenance
Uptime is also boosted with a stable and expanded AdBlue
supply network* – a safe-to-use diesel exhaust fluid used in vehicles with
SCR technology to reduce harmful gases from being released into the
*AdBlue is available at all authorized UD Trucks dealerships.
AdBlue may also be available at fuel stations, workshops and online
Better for the environment
Cleaner and more robust engine configuration with lower
sensitivity to sulfur content in fuel, leading to longer engine life
from featuring a Euro 5 system with SCR technology, the new range of Quester
and Croner also features a new instrument cluster with real-time fuel coaching.
This enhancement provides drivers with immediate and specific feedback on driving
techniques that are more fuel efficient.
New instrument cluster with real-time fuel coaching
Quester has evolved with the times
a heavy-duty truck that combines excellent fuel efficiency with durability, has
evolved further to meet today's transport and environmental challenges. The
latest Euro 5 upgrade and new instrument cluster add to Quester's other standout
Smart: Connected and business-ready
with innovative UD Telematics – a high-tech wireless communications system – allows
transportation companies to maximize efficiency with real-time vehicle tracking
fuel efficiency with numerous features including ESCOT automated manual
transmission. Combined with lighter tare weight and optimized
driveline, fuel economy can improve by up to 10% compared to the previous
with ESCOT takes away the drivers' need to shift an average of 1,000-1,500
times a day by automatically selecting the right gear at any given time. This
leads to less stress and improves safety by allowing the driver to focus more
on the road.
Croner, ahead of its time
reliable and versatile medium-duty truck, Croner has been designed to make
every moment count. The latest Euro 5 upgrade and new instrument cluster add to
Croner's other tried-and-tested features:
Wide and customizable model offering – Croner can be configured
to suit specific applications and optimized for better productivity.
Fuel efficiency – Aerodynamic cab design reduces the drag coefficient by 5%
compared to previous models.
Drivability – Allison automatic transmission and superior ergonomics provide
more comfort for the driver, resulting in less fatigue and higher productivity.
More space, comfort, convenience – Croner's cabin has been
designed to put driver comfort first. It also comes with numerous active and
passive safety features to protect the driver, cargo, and surrounding traffic.
concludes, "For 86 years, we have grown UD Trucks to be a truck brand of choice
for our customers. We are committed to continuing our endless pursuit of
bettering lives in the spirit of our 'Gemba' philosophy, leveraging smart and
sustainable logistics solutions to provide ultimate dependability for our
customers, business partners, colleagues and society at large."
new Euro 5 range of heavy-duty Quester and medium-duty Croner will be rolled out
in key growth markets – across Southeast
Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America – from October 2021 onwards.
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About UD Trucks
UD Trucks is a leading Japanese commercial vehicle
solutions provider, active in more than 60 countries on all continents. Since
its inception in 1935, the company has been an innovation leader with a clear
vision to provide the trucks and services the world needs today.
The company is committed to go the extra
mile for smart logistics with the most dependable solutions for demanding
customers. To best support across applications and geographies, UD Trucks
offers a full range of heavy duty trucks – Quon and Quester, medium duty trucks
– Condor and Croner, and light duty trucks – Kazet and Kuzer, as well as
associated operational and financial services.