A year after its launch in South Africa, UD Trucks’ Quon range is addressing many of the challenges faced by fleet owners in the local transport industry. This includes aspects like fuel efficiency, productivity and uptime.

The range is locally produced at UD Trucks’ assembly plant in Rosslyn, Pretoria and was introduced in South Africa in September 2019.

Featuring eight derivatives, the Euro 5 level range is specifically aimed at bringing leading-edge innovation that makes sense in the local operating environment. The range includes four 6×4 rigid models, and four 6×4 truck-tractor options, and is especially suited to the distribution, petro-chemical and FMCG market segments.

“The new Quon has been in some fleets for more than a year now, and the feedback we have received from customers are confirming its relevance in the world we live in today,” said Filip Van den Heede, managing director of UD Trucks Southern Africa. “Amid the competitive business climate, there is an immense pressure on transport companies to reduce operational costs. Through innovative technology and support services, the Quon range is supporting customers to achieve optimal levels of uptime and efficiency.”

Initial customer feedback has been very positive, specifically around the safety features and particularly the traffic eye brake. UD Trucks is also getting encouraging comments on the fuel consumption, as well as the drivability of the vehicle. There has also been repeat business from customers who have already added more Quons to their fleets due to the good performance of their initial unit’s performance.

“Quon is challenging the status quo as to what essentials are needed in a truck. It is a truck range that reflects our customers’ requirements for a highly-productive vehicle that is optimised for their businesses and the local transport environment,” explained Van den Heede.