In the UD Trucks range, an innovation which has been a long time coming, is an integrated seat belt. This type of thing has long been standard on models from other manufacturers, especially the Europeans. Historically, UD has been tardy in bringing in good quality air suspended seats with integrated seat belts, but on the new 8×4, and now on all Quon trucks, they have made it in the end. Read more
With the arrival of the 8×4 version of the UD Quon there is now a UD model to fit in most segments of the heavy duty truck sector with the choice of 11 and 8 litre engines as power plants. Meanwhile the Croner is able to handle several high volume sectors in the medium duty truck market. Read more
With the introduction of the UD Trucks 8×4 Quon, it was possible for the first opportunity to see UD offer a viable agitator to the market, which has now arrived. PowerTorque took the opportunity to take on out for a spin around Brisbane.
Juggling three divergent truck brands and getting them through the pandemic was the task last year and this year has not been easy for an organisation driving Volvo Group into the future. Tim Giles speaks to the leadership team about the challenges and forward plans. Read more
Steve Gould, from B&D Crane Trucks in Adelaide will be rewarded in an online ceremony for going the extra mile after UD Trucks Australia announced the winner of the local competition of the 2020 Extra Mile Challenge.
The truck on test this time around is the new UD 4×2, Diesel sees how it feels from the driver’s seat of the Croner. It come with a driveline which is the same throughout the new model line-up, UD’s 280hp (206kW) at 2200rm 7.7-litre GH8E, which puts out 1,050Nm (774 ft lb) of torque, an engine based on the Volvo engine. Read more
By introducing the 8×4 Quon model now, UD is arriving in a market in which it has not competed before with a fully formed truck with a lot of potential customers’ boxes ticked from the outset. The safety and telematics packages which comes as standard on all product emanating from the Volvo Group means this truck is at the leading edge of the kind of high tech being introduced into Australia’s truck fleets. Read more
UD Trucks are mounting a comeback in the one sector of the Australian truck market with the other medium duty truck from Japan, the Croner, leading the charge. Diesel takes one out on the roads of Brisbane to assess its potential. Read more
It has been a long time coming, but another Japanese truck maker, UD comes to the eight legger party. This is a configuration which makes a lot of sense, but Australian Design Rules had limited its potential, until now. Read more
The release of the latest UD shows just how much times have changed, there is only one transmission offered on the new UD Croner. In the past, a truck like this would be offered to market with a basic manual gearbox, and then, perhaps, a gearbox with more speeds or even an auto might be offered as an added option. Read more