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Quon Truck features ESCOT-VI automatic transmission system.

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Quon Truck features ESCOT-VI automatic transmission system.

April 15, 2017 -

Designed with 11-liter GH11 engine, Quon Truck is equipped with UD Trucks Traffic Eye Brake system which uses radar and cabin-mounted camera. Featuring Driver Alert Support system, truck offers load-carrying capacity of up to 200 kg and comes with disc brakes with benchmark anti-fade performance.

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Original Press Release

UD Trucks Launches the New Quon

Press release date: April 11, 2017

UD Trucks, one of Volvo Group brands, today launched the all-new Quon, representing a full model change for UD Trucks’ heavy-duty flagship.

The all-new Quon with associated services now moves UD Trucks into a stronger position in the truck industry.

Combining industry-leading fuel efficiency with dynamism and drivability, the all-new Quon offers an unparalleled driveline that delivers a smooth, stress-free and comfortable ride. Quon is equipped with advanced safety features protects the driver and cargo, but also cares for the safety of the vehicle’s surroundings.

“The all-new Quon of course complies with the new and stricter emission regulations in Japan. In addition though, 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. 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” said Yoshihiro Murakami, President of UD Trucks.

The all-new Quon has multiple unique features that combined takes trucking in Japan to an unprecedented performance level.

Drivability-to support the driver

The cockpit has been 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, further advancing the Quon’s unrivaled operability.

Fuel efficiency

The fuel-efficient, powerful and clean 11-liter GH11 engine complies with Japanese 2016 exhaust gas regulations, and all models achieves +5% over the 2015 fuel economy standards for heavy vehicles in Japan.

Safety

The all-new Quon amongst others features the UD Trucks Traffic Eye Brake system (collision mitigation braking), which uses high-precision radar and a cabin-mounted camera for dual-monitoring of the road ahead, as well as advanced driver assistance systems including Driver Alert Support. Our new flagship is also fitted with disc brakes featuring excellent heat-release properties for superb and industry benchmark anti-fade performance.

Productivity

Every component has been refined to realize an overall lighter vehicle, while achieving gains in load-carrying capacity of up to 200kg depending on the model.

Uptime

The all-new Quon represents a further upgrade in vehicle reliability and durability. It is easier to maintain, with a reduced number of parts requiring regular replacement and longer service intervals on genuine parts.

For more stories from the Volvo Group, please visit www.volvogroup.com/press.

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 95,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2016 the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about SEK 302 billion (EUR 31,9 billion). The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.volvogroup.com.

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