UD Quon marks 20 successful years

A UD Quon 4x4 pulls a single trailer at night.

UD Trucks is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its iconic heavy duty truck, the Quon.

It marks two decades since the Quon was first introduced as a segment redefining solution to the growing pressures surrounding running costs, sustainability, road handling, comfort, and safety.

As the successor to the renowned BigThumb model, the Quon set a new industry benchmark upon its launch by integrating advanced technologies, some of which were world first innovations.

One of the Quon’s industry first achievements was the introduction of the Final Low Emission New Diesel System, a groundbreaking urea selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system that significantly enhanced environmental performance and fuel economy.

It became an industry standard and a system widely used in trucks today. In 2017, UD Trucks launched of the All New Quon, the first Japanese Truck with Euro 6 compliant technology.

Backed by over 2.5 million engineering hours, 6.5 million kilometres of test driving, and 15,858 bench tests, the All New Quon delivered innovative improvements to the engine, transmission, and connectivity.

Quon’s legacy of innovation continued with the recent launch of the Enhanced Quon range in 2023, featuring enhancements to the 11-litre engine, as well as the introduction of the 8×4 16 pallet extra long wheelbase model, and the 8L Quon Agitator with ESCOT AMT.

The entire Quon range incorporating an extensive raft of safety feature enhancements, including an improved Traffic Eye Brake System, Traffic Eye Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning System with Blind Spot Information System, and Electronic Stability Control.

“Bringing the Quon to market 20 years ago was driven by UD Trucks’ Better Life purpose , enabling us to deliver a truck that’s better for people, our planet and for business,” said Philippa Wood, Vice President of UD Trucks.

“Quon has been at the forefront of addressing evolving challenges, setting new standards, and delivering exceptional performance and success to our valued customers across Australia and many other markets worldwide We now have the safest, most efficient and comfortable

“Quon range to date and we will continue to ‘go the extra mile’ and drive innovation forward with our dependable flagship product.”

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