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UD Trucks Releases All-New Condor MK/LK series

Monday, July 11, 2011 | Print

UD Trucks Corporation (formerly Nissan Diesel Motor Co., Ltd, President: Satoru Takeuchi) today announced that the all-new Condor MK (4-ton class payload) and Condor LK (5-6 ton class payload) series will go on sale at dealers across Japan on Tuesday, July 12. These Condor trucks have undergone a full model change under the development concept of UD Advantage and UD Solution.

The new Condor MK and Condor LK models adopt a new cab design that conveys the impression of a unified family identity with the Quon heavy-duty truck series. They also feature various advanced technologies accumulated on the company’s heavy-duty trucks to deliver outstanding fuel economy, environmental friendliness, aerodynamic performance and safety. 

The new Condor models are powered by the GH5 and GH7 engines fitted with a newly developed common rail system that increases the maximum fuel injection pressure for achieving high levels of power and torque in a small displacement volume. Moreover, they are equipped with UD Trucks’ Final Low Emission New Diesel System (FLENDS), a urea selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system that combines an SCR catalyst for reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions with a UD Particulate Cleaning (UDPC) device for reducing particulate matter (PM). These emission reduction technologies have been refined on the Quon heavy-duty truck series, and, together with the GH engines, they enable the new Condor models to provide both excellent fuel economy and environmental performance. All the Condor MK and Condor LK models meet Japan’s fiscal 2015 fuel consumption standards for heavy vehicles and comply with Japan’s 2010 exhaust emission regulations.

These latest Condor trucks are configured primarily as wing and van types, offered in a variety of “Perfect Condor” finished vehicle packages, including the bed, and providing highly practical specifications and enhanced cargo-carrying capabilities to better meet customers’ diverse business needs. Moreover, like the Quon heavy-duty truck series, the new Condor models come with UD Genuine Aftermarket Product programs that provide comprehensive after-sales services. UD Information Service is also available that uses a multifunction dashboard display to give drivers eco-friendly driving advice for improving fuel economy and has advanced functionality for monitoring the vehicle status. This service collects and analyzes information on a truck’s condition, operational status and other aspects, making it possible to provide customers with valuable information for boosting their vehicle operating rates, improving fuel-efficient driving and supporting safe vehicle operation.

Major Features

Adoption of a new cab design
  1. Cab comfort was enhanced by increasing the width of the cab proper by 114 mm over that of the previous models and also by enlarging the interior space substantially.
  2. Direct outward visibility was increased by adopting a straight door waistline design, reducing the cross section of the pillars and using center-sashless windows, among other improvements.
  3. The aerodynamic design techniques honed on the Quon heavy-duty truck series were utilized to reshape the cab front end, bumper, roof and back corner panels for reduced air resistance.   
Fuel economy combined with environmental performance - Adoption of newly developed GH engines
  1. The GH engines are fitted with a newly developed common rail system that raises the maximum fuel injection pressure to 2000 bar. In addition, the engines were optimized overall by reducing the total cylinder displacement, lowering friction levels and applying optimal electronic control. These measures combine to improve the fuel economy of the engine itself, enabling all Condor MK and Condor LK models to meet Japan’s fiscal 2015 fuel consumption standards for heavy vehicles.
  2. Two newly developed engine models are offered: the 4-cylinder, 5.0-liter GH5 engine that produces 215 hp and the 6-cylinder, 7.0-liter GH7 engine that generates 245 hp.  
Fitted with NOx and PM emission reduction systems
  1. Various technologies are utilized for reliable reduction of NOx and PM emissions to comply with Japan’s 2010 exhaust emission regulations. These include ultra-high pressure fuel injection as a core combustion technology of the newly developed GH engines, heavy exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), and the FLENDS urea SCR system that combines a urea SCR catalyst for reducing NOx emissions with the UDPC device for PM reduction.   
  2. The urea SCR catalyst and UDPC device are integrated into the muffler and optimally installed for greater space utilization efficiency and servicing ease.   
Safety improvements
The Condor cab is designed around UD Trucks’ “SAFES CABIN” (Safe Cab) concept that incorporates a full roster of safety equipment in pursuit of occupant safety. In addition, the highly rigid cab construction serves to suppress cab deformation around the occupants in the event of a collision so as to ensure their survival space. Knee protectors are also newly provided to cushion the impact to the knees and thighs.
   
Expansion of finished vehicle versions to meet customers’ diverse business needs
  1. “Perfect Condor” models configured mainly as wing and van types are available to enable customers to easily select a truck that best fits their own diverse business uses. Efforts were also focused on providing accessory specifications with enhanced practicality, including such features as “back-eye camera” (a backup camera), wheel chocks and tire chain racks, among other items.
  2. Expansion of the cab width has achieved one of the largest effective cargo area widths (wing type: 2,265 mm; van type: 2,230 mm) among standard width medium-duty trucks in Japan. This ample width allows plenty of room for loading standard-size T11 pallets in two rows.  
Enhanced solutions for supporting customers’ businesses
  1. Four Genuine Aftermarket Product programs—Genuine Parts, Genuine Servicing, Genuine Financing and Genuine Maintenance Solutions—are available to provide the low life-cycle cost, long life and low emissions (3 Ls) desired by customers. These programs form an enhanced support system that helps customers to achieve low business costs and to improve their vehicle operating rates.   
  2. UD Information Service is also offered to provide customers with useful information reports that are prepared by collecting and analyzing data transmitted from a multipurpose dashboard display concerning vehicle conditions, operating status and other aspects. In addition, this monitoring of the vehicle status also facilitates timely and suitable vehicle maintenance and servicing for more efficient vehicle operation.

Retail Prices

The table below gives the manufacturer's suggested retail prices in the Tokyo area.

Model

Maximum
engine output

Specifications

Price in yen
excluding consumption tax

Price in yen
including consumption tax

* SKG-MK38L

GH5TA
158KW(215PS)

Max. loading capacity 4t class, “Perfect Condor” (general finished vehicle package with aluminum wing), Regular width with bed, Type G, Wheelbase 4.83m, Fully-automatic climate control system, Discharge headlight, fitted with ABS

9,241,000
9,703,050
SKG-LK38L GH5TA
158KW(215PS)
Max. loading capacity 5t class, “Perfect Condor” (finished vehicle package with flat body), Regular width with bed, Type G, Wheelbase 4.83m, Fully-automatic climate control system, Discharge headlight, fitted with ABS 7,448,000 7,820,400
SKG-LK39N

GH7TA
180KW(245PS)

Max. loading capacity 6t class, Chassis with cab, Regular width with bed, Type G, Wheelbase 4.83m, Fully-automatic climate control system, Discharge headlight, fitted with ABS

7,331,000
7,6
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