UD Trucks: The best truck for all drivers

|     Azlan Othman in Tokyo, Japan     |

UD Trucks unveiled a theme for the 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017 from October 27 to November 5 – ‘The best truck for all drivers!’ – which expresses its ambition to continue developing the ultimate trucks that are safe, easy and comfortable for all drivers.

Boustead Sdn Bhd is the appointed authorised distributor in Brunei Darussalam for the Volvo Group’s two powerhouse truck brands, the Volvo Trucks and UD Trucks.

At the show, the UD Trucks showcased its heavy-duty range including the new Quon semi-tractor, cargo (with special exterior design) and dump models, and a Quester semi-tractor model.

The heavy-duty truck Quester excels on endurance. It’s a reliable truck, durable and easy to maintain and with outstanding fuel efficiency. Plus, it’s a complete solution with first-class service and genuine parts that customers can trust. Quester’s wide range of configurations meets all business needs regardless of regions and lines of business, long haulage, distribution, construction or mining.

UD Trucks is a leading Japanese total transport solution provider established in Japan in 1935, and became a part of the Volvo Group in 2007.

Quester GW Truck on display at the recent Tokyo Motor Show 2017. – AZLAN OTHMAN
The interior of the Quester GW Truck
The Volvo Truck
The interior of the Volvo Truck
Visitors at the show can try out the Quester GW Truck simulator
The Quester GW Truck simulator

UD Trucks has established its headquarters in Japan and expanded its sales network in Japan and over 60 countries worldwide. At UD Trucks, their missions are to provide added value of Ultimate Dependability (hence the acronym UD) to their products along with providing an unsurpassed level of excellence for their customers.

Volvo Trucks showcased the Volvo FH vehicle series at the Tokyo Motor Show 2017, a heavy truck series which not only meets the Euro VI emission requirements but also comes with advanced safety functions as standard features such as Autonomous Emergency Braking System (AEBS), Lane Departure/Driver Alertness Warning System (LDWS), Vehicle Specification Programme (VSP) and path change support to meet the needs of customers who value safety.

In addition to the diesel engine version, Volvo has recently developed a FH series truck with biogas, the vehicle having the same performance, durability, and fuel consumption with the Volvo diesel-powered model.

Furthermore, the new truck’s carbon dioxide emissions are 10 to 20 per cent less than diesel, depending on fuel choices.

The new Volvo FH LNG and Volvo FM LNG are available with 420hp or 460hp (horsepower) for regional and long-haul operations.