UD Trucks, part of the Volvo Group, recently launched its latest all new Quon model internationally. Said to combine industry-leading fuel efficiency with dynamism and drivability, the all-new vehicle is equipped with advanced safety features that are designed to protect driver and cargo.

“With innovations that put people first, the new generation Quon features enhancements in five major areas, notably driveability, fuel efficiency, safety, productivity, and uptime,” says a statement issued by the company.

According to the statement, the cockpit has been designed to ensure easy operation of controls – with even the ESCOT-VI automatic transmission adopting a simple, straight shift pattern – while the vehicle’s 11,0-litre GH11 engine meets stringent Japanese environmental regulations.

Additionally, the vehicle is equipped with the brand’s Traffic Eye Brake system – collision mitigation braking – which uses high-precision radar and a cabin-mounted camera for dual-monitoring of the road ahead. Other advanced driver assistance systems include Driver Alert Support.

“Every component has been refined to realise an overall lighter vehicle, while achieving gains in load-carrying capacity of up to 200kg depending on the model. With a reduced number of parts requiring regular replacement and longer service intervals on genuine parts, the new Quon allows for minimum downtime, further boosting its market confidence,” says the statement.

Yoshihiro Murakami, President of UD Trucks, says the truck 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.

“It offers a complete solution that meets customers’ needs and is sure to earn their satisfaction. Simply put, Quon now better than ever and it embodies UD Trucks promise of Going the Extra Mile for our customers.”