UD Trucks today unveiled a new Euro 5 range for the well-established Quester (heavy-duty) and Croner (medium-duty) trucks. The upgrade also boasts enhanced features that will improve uptime, enhance efficiency, and optimize Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), all while lowering the vehicle’s environmental impact and retaining benefits from previous models.
The new Euro 5 range will be introduced in fast-growing and emerging regions around the world that are moving to adopt more stringent international emission standards in a bid to cut pollution and improve air quality. In most markets, UD Trucks’ new Euro 5 range will be introduced ahead of these regulations to better prepare businesses for the switch to a cleaner fleet.
This latest launch bolsters UD Trucks’ Better Life purpose – to be better for logistics, the planet, people, and business. Better Life drives the integration of sustainability across all of the company’s operations and processes to realize lower environmental impact, higher customer satisfaction, higher profitability, and a better place for people to work and live.
Jacques Michel, UD Trucks International Sales, Senior Vice President said “In today’s world, sustainability is more important than ever. COVID-19 is also placing more emphasis on a more sustainable approach to driving a post-pandemic recovery. Modern and efficient logistics is vital to keep the world moving in these fast-evolving times, and our latest launch will ensure greater resilience for businesses while ensuring environmental impacts are minimized.”
Ensuring businesses stay competitive in a rapidly changing world with Euro 5
Air pollution is one of the largest health threats facing the world today. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) global energy review 2021, global energy carbon emissions are projected to rebound in the post-COVID era to grow by 4.8%. This would represent the largest single increase in over a decade. Emissions from transportation alone are at risk of increasing global emission levels by over 1.5%.
Moving towards cleaner fleets is imperative. Euro 5 reduces NOx emissions by about 43% compared to Euro 4 and significantly reduces the carbon footprint of the vehicle through cleaner emissions.
As the first truck manufacturer to introduce Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology in 2004, UD Trucks’ new Euro 5 range features SCR technology to significantly boost environmental protection and fuel economy. With these benefits, SCR technology is proven to be more reliable when compared to other emission control technologies for reducing NOx emissions.
Aside from featuring a Euro 5 system with SCR technology, the new range of Quester and Croner also features a new instrument cluster with real-time fuel coaching. This enhancement provides drivers with immediate and specific feedback on driving techniques that are more fuel efficient.
The official release of the New Euro 5 Truck Range in the Philippines ignites the trucking sector with its advanced features that just may be right for you.
In the Philippines, similar to the rest of the world, we are deeply concerned with climate change, and one of the main contributors to this are harmful transport emissions. To minimize the impact of these emissions, you need to have truck that intelligently works hand in hand with you to care for the environment, and with the new Euro 5 UD Truck Range, you get exactly this.
Aside from looking after the environment, the Euro 5 range of UD Trucks has been improved features due to customers’ demands and request. The Euro 5 UD Trucks were engineered to be more efficient than ever with the customers’ needs in mind. When the COVID-19 pandemic began in the Philippines, almost every major business considerably slowed down. Thankfully, the workers who kept the continuous flow of goods going across the country’s hundreds of islands kept the economy afloat during this arduous time. The production workers in factories who are manufacturing goods, the farmers and fishermen supplying people with food, the workers at stores and establishments that provide us with services, and the glue that connects every one of them: trucks and truck drivers.
More Important Than They Seem
Truck drivers act as a lifeline between each sector of business, from manufacturers to the sellers and end-users. Without them, everything would slowly fall apart. Businesses would shut down, healthcare facilities wouldn’t be able to care for the needs of their patients, and people would go hungry because markets wouldn’t be stocked. Truck drivers do all these things while still putting their health on the line by going through long and arduous trips while in the middle of a global pandemic.
That said, truck drivers are pivotal in making sure that the economy runs properly. But without the trucks they operate, they would not be able to do anything. It is the trucks that do all the heavy lifting. With the New Euro 5 Truck Range, you gain access to new features for a variety of purposes so that you always have the right tool for the job. UD Trucks New Euro 5 Truck Range is considered to be one of the top-notch truck lines in the world today. This is because of its well-known market reputation for being extremely versatile yet economic and efficient at the same time.
If you want to bring a whole new meaning to efficiency and productivity, the New Euro 5 Truck Range is the best option for you.
Quester has evolved with the times
Quester, a heavy-duty truck that combines excellent fuel efficiency with durability, has evolved further to meet today’s transport and environmental challenges. The latest Euro 5 upgrade and new instrument cluster add to Quester’s other standout features:
- Smart: Connected and business-ready with innovative UD Telematics – a high-tech wireless communications system – allows transportation companies to maximize efficiency with real-time vehicle tracking and geofencing.
- Sustainable: Increased fuel efficiency with numerous features including ESCOT automated manual transmission. Combined with lighter tare weight and optimized driveline, fuel economy can improve by up to 10% compared to the previous Quester model.
- Safe: Quester with ESCOT takes away the drivers’ need to shift an average of 1,000-1,500 times a day by automatically selecting the right gear at any given time. This leads to less stress and improves safety by allowing the driver to focus more on the road.
Croner, ahead of its time
A reliable and versatile medium-duty truck, Croner has been designed to make every moment count. The latest Euro 5 upgrade and new instrument cluster add to Croner’s other tried-and-tested features:
- Wide and customizable model offering – Croner can be configured to suit specific applications and optimized for better productivity.
- Fuel efficiency – Aerodynamic cab design reduces the drag coefficient by 5% compared to previous models.
- Drivability – Allison automatic transmission and superior ergonomics provide more comfort for the driver, resulting in less fatigue and higher productivity.
- More space, comfort, convenience – Croner’s cabin has been designed to put driver comfort first. It also comes with numerous active and passive safety features to protect the driver, cargo, and surrounding traffic.
Michel concludes, “For 86 years, we have grown UD Trucks to be a truck brand of choice for our customers. We are committed to continuing our endless pursuit of bettering lives in the spirit of our “Gemba” philosophy, leveraging smart and sustainable logistics solutions to provide ultimate dependability for our customers, business partners, colleagues and society at large.”
The new Euro 5 range of heavy-duty Quester and medium-duty Croner will be rolled out in key growth markets – across Southeast Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America – from October 2021 onwards.
For more information or to enquire about the new Euro 5 Quester & Croner, kindly visit:
http://primequest.com.ph/ (PH) or https://civicmdsg.com.ph/ (PH)
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe: Air pollution and health :https://unece.org/air-pollution-and-health
International Energy Agency (IEA) Global Energy Review 2021: https://www.iea.org/reports/global-energy-review-2021/co2-emissions