New Quester to be UD Trucks’ ‘most cost-efficient truck yet’
UD Trucks, part of the Volvo Group SA, will launch its new Quester range in March this year — the first of a new generation specifically developed for the world of extra heavy transport.
It is derived from a combination of the company’s Japanese quality heritage and insights from the local market.
The Quester range will not replace the company’s current Quon range, but is expected to enhance its current product offering to the market.
“UD Trucks’ passion is to make fleet owners’ working day simpler and more productive, whether they are in long haulage, distribution, construction or mining. Quester is expected to be UD’s most cost-efficient truck yet,” explained Schulz.
“The new range will cut fuel costs and maximise uptime, giving fleet owners quick dependable payback that will help them succeed in their business.”
The group will also open a new multi-million parts distribution centre in Johannesburg during the first quarter of the year.
“UD Trucks has a proud after-sales care record in the southern African region as a result of our concerted commitment to provide our customers with the best possible vehicle availability and utilisation,” he said.
“As part of the world’s second largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, with its multitude of resources and technologies, the efficient and timely supply of quality UD Trucks parts remains one of our main priorities.”
The company is also continuously investing in the enhancement and expansion of the UD Trucks dealer network across the region.
“With 65 franchised dealers already present all along the major routes and trade corridors in southern Africa, fleet owners are able to get complete support from UD Trucks, no matter where they operate in the region,” said Schulz.
The new Quester will enhance UD’s Quon range of trucks.