The truck is available in a range of variants suitable for both metropolitan and construction site applications.
UD says the emphasis for the newest Quon variant was driver safety.
UD Trucks Australia has announced the latest evolutions of its Quon truck. The heavy-duty vehicle boasts increased performance and a range of new safety features
UD says the Quon is equipped with an 11-liter driveline with power ratings between 390 and 460hp depending on the variant. While torque is 2250 Nm for the 460hp model, and 2000Nm for the 400 and 430hp variants.
UD says the Improvements are aimed at minimizing driveline drag, and as a result, achieve better fuel efficiency.
The new Quon features a Euro 6 emissions compliant 11 liter engine as well as a 12-speed ESCOT Automated Manual Transmission. While 8 liter Quon variants have the choice of ESCOT or a 6-speed Allison automatic transmission.
One of the safety features added across the Quon 8-liter and 11-liter range is a function UD calls Stop & Driver Initiate Go, that automatically controls speed and aims to reduce driver stress and fatigue.
Other improvements include a revised Traffic Eye Brake System and Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) that triggers an alarm to alert drivers when they unintentionally leave the lane and UD Stability Control that automatically detects and adjusts engine output and braking to retain truck stability.
UD says all Quon models will be equipped with UD’s BSIS (Blind Spot Information System which can monitor the left-hand side of the truck and detect pedestrians and cyclists as well as vehicles.
Vice President UD Trucks Australia, Lauren Pulitano says the latest Quon truck is all about worksite safety.
“The evolution of the Quon continues. This latest iteration of our best-selling vehicle proves that performance and driver comfort don’t have to compromise safety and efficiency.
“This truck sets us well on the way towards our goal of zero accident and zero emissions in the future.
“The Quon already exceeds Euro 6 emissions standards and now coupled with significant fuel efficiency gains these latest improvements are yet another step towards providing sustainable options for Australian transport operators.
“Many of our vehicles are operating in the urban environment for their entire working day, navigating city streets, laneways and construction sites right in the midst of pedestrians, cyclists and other vulnerable road users.
“These latest safety advances help make our cities a safer place to be and the Quon our safest truck yet,” says Pulitano.
The UD Quon is available in 4×2, 6×2, 6×4 and 8×4 configurations across a wide range of wheelbases to suit rigid and prime mover applications.
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