Back in 2015, UD’s Quon Fuel Demonstrator was first introduced at the Tokyo Motor Show. It was used as an incubation laboratory to explore the different directions we could develop to improve fuel economy. One of these technical solutions was the downsizing of the engine. An efficient 8-liter engine mated with the famous ESCOT-Ⅴ transmission powered the Quon Fuel Demonstrator.
The new engine is on display at the Tokyo Motor Show, giving visitors a sneak preview of the technology that’s currently underdevelopment by the UD Trucks engineers. Engineer Takefumi Mochizuki is proud to be involved in the project. “What I’m happy with the most are the fuel economy and the durability of this new engine,” he says. The main benefit, however, of the 8-liter engine, is the increased payload, which makes this downsized option a particularly fit choice for certain applications. For example, customers who operate on construction sites will find the new GH8 engine coupled with the Escape function of the ESCOT-Ⅵ transmission ideal for concrete mixer trucks.
The new GH8 engine is designed to address the demands of heavy duty trucks operating in Japan,with its dense traffic flow and PPNLT regulations. Associated with the ESCOT-Ⅵ transmission and other advanced technologies on All New Quon, this new 8-liter version truck will come with lots of extra miles to go for the customers.
Be ready for more news on UD Trucks expanding our heavy duty range in 2018 and into the future.