With innovation that puts people first,
our next generation of trucks feature design enhancements
in five major areas.
Unparalleled operability: "ESCOT-Ⅵ"
"ESCOT- VI" provides advanced gear change control and suppresses fluctuations in fuel efficiency. Enhancements to hardware and software control achieve fast and accurate gear changes. Quick and smooth gear changes reduce the driver’s level of stress and fatigue while contributing to safe driving. Performance is also improved on uneven surfaces and muddy roads.
ESCOT-Ⅵ’s gear change is really exquisite. On a trial ride with a virtual load, I was even wondering “Am I really carrying a 10-ton load?”. Whether it is the transmission, or the new brakes, all respond perfectly to the driver’s will, and can’t be qualified by a word less than “wonderful”. Our Quons are currently manual, but after discovering its level of performance, I think we need to seriously consider acquiring automatic new Quons.
Atsushi Miyazaki, Senior Executive Officer, Kyoshin Construction Transport Ltd.
The ESCOT-VI gear lever uses a straight shifting pattern, an evolution in its simple and easy-to-use design.
R: Reverse -- For smooth driving in the reverse direction at slow speed.
N: Neutral -- Gear lever position for when the truck is parked.
D: Drive -- Programmed for the quick gear changes and fuel efficient driving of a professional driver.You can also use the +/- button on the right side of the gear lever to change up and down.
M: Manual -- Manual mode.
Traffic Eye Cruise Control
This system uses millimetre-wave radar to detect the vehicle in front and maintains a fixed distance from it. If the vehicle in front accelerates, the Quon will accelerate within the range speed and distance the driver has set using the control panel. You can set a speed of 30 km/h or higher and if the Quon’s speed falls below 15 km/h, the Cruise Control function self-cancels.
4-spoke steering wheel
Using ergonomic research, we redesigned the shape of the steering wheel to give a more comfortable grip that reduces driver fatigue. We’ve conveniently placed the most important switches for easy access to functions and information. This ensures that the driver's line of sight and operation are along the same axis for efficient, safe, and reliable operability.
Instrument panel affords excellent visibility
A large, 5-inch color LCD multi-display is mounted in the centre of the instrument panel. We’ve arranged the driving information and LED indicators on the instrument panel in an easy-to-understand layout that provides excellent visibility. Information is displayed in zones arranged according to warning priority, with the most important information at the top.
Dashboard designed for driver comfort
We've designed a functional black-and-silver dashboard that skilfully combines straight lines and curves. This design enhances driver operability and visibility, and provides the optimal arrangement of multi-display monitor, switches, equipment, and instruments. Switches are set to light up when in use and at night time, so the state of any switch can be easily understood at a quick glance.
Disc brakes for reliable and powerful braking
Disc brakes give a quick and smooth brake pedal response and reliable braking even on long descents when hauling a full load. By combining a variety of advanced brake-systems, such as the Traffic Eye Brake System and brake blending, we have achieved comfortable braking that is easy on cargo while also reducing driver fatigue.
To me, the new gear lever adopting a straight shift pattern and the switches arranged on the steering wheel are a big factor leading to the ease of operation of the new Quon. In the test drive this time, the “brake blending” perfectly blended the auxiliary brake with the foot brake, and I was able to experience stable and reliable ideal braking. I’d like our drivers to also experience this exquisite effectiveness.
Shinji Mitsuyama, Senior Executive Officer, Charters Company Co.,Ltd