UD Trucks launches new range in China

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 | Print Download

On 10th December 2013, UD Trucks’ new truck range KuTeng was launched in China by DONGVO (HANGZHOU) TRUCK Co., Ltd, a joint venture between the Volvo Group and Dongfeng.

UD KuTeng is the product of a joint partnership between the Volvo Group and Dongfeng which aims to deliver a vehicle in the emerging premium segment for Chinese customers. The range features a wide variety of models - 4X2, 6X2, 6X4 and 8X4 chassis and tractors - in order to meet the expectations from different segments and applications, such as long-haul logistics, distribution, dangerous cargo, construction, public utilities and many others.

UD KuTeng is based on the same platform as the UD Quester, which was globally launched in Thailand in August. In order to better service local customers, UD KuTeng is sourced, manufactured and commercialized by DONGVO TRUCK in China for the Chinese market. DONGVO TRUCK will have a production capacity of up to 5,000 units in 2014, with the first delivery of UD KuTeng scheduled to take place in the second quarter of 2014.  

“The launch of Quester and KuTeng marks a new era for UD Trucks, one where a wide, heavy-duty truck range has been designed specifically for growth markets”, said Joachim Rosenberg, chairman of UD Trucks. “Additionally, an entire industrial system including material sourcing and manufacturing is currently being rolled-out in Thailand and China.”

DONGVO (HANGZHOU) TRUCK Co., Ltd is the successor of Dongfeng Nissan Diesel Motor Co., Ltd. Founded in 1996, Dongfeng Nissan Diesel Motor Co., Ltd was one of the first state-approved joint ventures for manufacturing commercial vehicles and one of the earliest heavy-duty truck joint ventures in China. Volvo Group acquired Nissan Diesel in 2007, and took over 50% of the shares in the new joint venture. Dongfeng Nissan Diesel officially changed its name to DONGVO (HANGZHOU) TRUCK Co., Ltd in November 2013. 
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Media Relations APAC, Etsuko Kurihashi
Tel.: (Japan) +81 (48) 726-7601
Media Relations APAC, Elton Zhou
Tel.: (China) + 86 (10) 6598-2210

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UD Trucks is a transport solution provider, specialized in fuel efficiency and uptime. It sells and serves light, medium and heavy duty trucks as well as special vehicles. UD Trucks was established in Japan in 1935 and became part of the Volvo Group in 2007. With its headquarters located in Ageo, Japan, UD Trucks supports sales and services in more than 60 countries through a worldwide network.