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Oct 01, 2021

Announced on September 30, 2021, UD Trucks unveiled a new Euro 5 range for the 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. From October onwards, the new Euro 5 range of Quester and Croner will be rolled out in key growth markets – across Southeast Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.
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 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. 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.
Moreover, the new range of Quester and Croner also features a new instrument cluster with real-time fuel coaching, granting drivers with immediate and specific feedback on driving techniques that are more fuel efficient.

(From UD Trucks press release on September 30, 2021)

Jul 01, 2021

On July 01, 2021, UD Trucks Corp. announced UD Active Steering, a revolutionary technology that vastly improves steering precision and driver comfort, will be available on select heavy-duty flagship Quon models in Japan on the same day.
UD Active Steering features an electric motor mounted above the hydraulic steering gear to provide additional torque when necessary. The electronic control unit (ECU) mounted on the electric motor receives input 2,000 times per second from sensors throughout the truck, monitoring the driving environment and the driver's own actions.
This system control adds appropriate torque to the weight of the steering wheel, providing precise and stable steering irrespective of speed, cargo, and road conditions. The ease and precision of steering helps reduce driver fatigue and make roads safer. When turning at low speeds and reversing in tight spaces, additional steering torque automatically feeds into the system to allow the driver to maneuver with a light touch.
UD Trucks conducted independent tests to measure and compare driver fatigue between trucks equipped with and without UD Active Steering. Results showed that subjects driving trucks equipped with UD Active Steering had lower levels of stress and reduced levels of excessive concentration. Subjects also recorded lower levels of muscle exertion in their arms with UD Active Steering, especially when parking and driving on irregular surfaces.
(UD Trucks press release on July 01, 2021)

May 25, 2021

On May 23, Zahid Group announced that It will assemble vehicles of UD Trucks, the leading Japanese truck manufacturer, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at its Arabian Vehicles & Trucks Industry (AVI) facility in the King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC).
AVI is now the only facility in the world that assembles Volvo Trucks, Renault Trucks and UD Trucks on the same production line.
Zahid Group is confident that the assembly of UD Trucks in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will spearhead the continued growth in demand for UD Trucks.

Based on press release from Arabian Vehicles & Trucks Industry (AVI)