UD Trucks Debuts All-New Quon Range in South Africa

Press Release | កញ្ញា 25, 2019

UD Trucks Corp launched its high-level technology All-New Quon extra heavy range in South Africa, to meet diversifying demand in the country. Featuring eight derivatives, the Euro 5 level range is aimed at bringing leading-edge innovation that makes sense in the local operating environment.  

The new range includes four 6x4 rigid models, and four 6x4 truck-tractor options, and is especially suited to the distribution, petro-chemical and FMCG market segments.

“UD Trucks has a proud heritage that has brought many innovative products and features over the years,” said Jacques Michel, President of UD Trucks International Sales.  “For us, innovation is a commitment to deliver the trucks and services the world needs today, adding value to our customers’ businesses, as well as society at large.”

UD Trucks Southern Africa’s area of responsibility includes both developed and developing economies.  The truck market dynamics mirrors this and all-new Quon represents the company’s commitment to excel at the essentials, in line with customers’ expectations.

“The Quon now moves us into a stronger position in the South African truck industry,” said Gert Swanepoel, managing director of UD Trucks Southern Africa.  

Combining optimum fuel efficiency with drivability, the Quon offers a driveline that delivers a smooth, stress-free and comfortable ride. Quon is equipped with advanced safety features that protect the driver and cargo, but also cares for the safety of the vehicle’s surroundings. 

The new ESCOT-VI electronically controlled automatic transmission adopts a simple, easy-to-use straight shift pattern, further advancing the Quon’s operability while also enhancing its ability to navigate muddy conditions. All models feature disc brakes as standard.

The disc brakes provide a swift, smooth response and outstanding braking performance. Through these features, the all-new Quon provides a comfortable driving environment allowing drivers concentrate on the road ahead.

Fuel Efficiency
The new Quon range boasts a fuel-efficient, powerful and clean 11-liter GH11 engine. It generates powerful torque from low revs up through a wide RPM range, making the Quon a pleasure to drive. To further support fuel-efficient driving, the Quon also features UD Trucks’ Nenpi Fuel Coach - a system that displays driving advice to help drivers achieve further improvement the vehicle’s fuel economy. 

Advanced Euro 5 technology, in all the new Quon models, also contributes to better fuel efficiency and environmentally friendlier emissions through UD’s SCR technology.   

Quon utilises a range of basic, passive and active safety features to keep the driver, the cargo, as well as other road users as safe as possible.  

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. 


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. 

Comprehensive UD Extra Mile Support including UD Genuine Parts and Service, the UD Trust service agreement, and UD Telematics utilising the latest in connectivity - keeps customers’ vehicles in the best possible condition to maximise uptime.

Telematics enable fleet owners to keep track of their vehicle’s productivity and fuel efficiency through various functions like geofencing, driver reports and manual navigation.  

All-New Quon Line-Up   
 GW 26 460 TT 6x4 AMT HR 26t Ret  
 GW 26 460 TT 6x4 AMT HR 26t Ret (Air suspension)  
 CW 26 460 FC 6x4 AMT SR 26t Ret  
 CW 26 460 FC 6x4 AMT SR 26t Ret (Air suspension)  
 GW 26 460 TT 6x4 AMT HR 26t Ret (ADR Prep)  
 GW 26 460 TT 6x4 AMT HR 26t Ret (ADR Prep) (Air suspension)  
 CW 26 460 FC 6x4 AMT SR 26t Ret (ADR Prep)  
 CW 26 460 FC 6x4 AMT SR 26t Ret (ADR Prep) (Air suspension)

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UD Trucks is a leading Japanese commercial vehicle solutions provider, active in more than 60 countries on all continents. Since its inception in 1935, the company has been an innovation leader with a clear vision to provide the trucks and services the world needs today. The company is committed to go the extra mile for smart logistics with the most dependable solutions for demanding customers.  To best support across applications and geographies, UD Trucks offers a full range of heavy duty trucks - Quon and Quester, medium duty trucks - Condor and Croner, and light duty trucks - Kazet and Kuzer, as well as associated operational and financial services. 

UD Trucks is a proud member of the Volvo Group, which in 2017 had net sales of 335 BSEK and 100,000 employees globally.