New Quester to be UD Trucks’ ‘most cost-ef­fi­cient truck yet’

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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.

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The new Quester will en­hance UD’s Quon range of trucks.

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