UD Trucks and TCIE Unveil New Euro 5 Heavy-Duty Quester and Medium-Duty Croner in Malaysia
The new UD Trucks’ Euro 5 range offers fleet owners with better drive and feature enhancements that boost profitability by doing more with less to overcome critical resource constraints
Kuala Lumpur, 11 October 2023 – UD Trucks and its master dealer in Malaysia, Tan Chong Industrial Equipment Sdn Bhd (TCIE), today unveiled the new Euro 5 range for the well-established Quester (heavy-duty) and Croner (medium-duty) trucks. The upgrade also boasts features that will improve uptime, efficiency, and optimize Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for truck owners, all while lowering the vehicle’s environmental impact.
The new Euro 5 Quester and Croner are UD Trucks’ first models designed specifically for markets outside of Japan. The range has recently been introduced in fast-growing and emerging regions around the world, as many countries are moving to adopt more stringent international emission standards in a bid to curb pollution and improve air quality.
This latest launch bolsters UD Trucks’ Better Life purpose – to be better for the planet, people, and growth. 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.
Steve Hedouin, Managing Director Hub Malaysia, UD Trucks said “The introduction of our new Euro 5 Quester and Croner is a significant evolution driven by UD Trucks’ corporate purpose of creating Better Life through more efficient and cleaner emission trucks that the world needs today, for a sustainable future.”
“With air pollution being one of the biggest health threats and the transport sector facing increasing environmental pressure and business challenges, this is an era where sustainable logistics has become even more critical than ever before. As industry players, we need to embrace and make positive changes to reduce emissions and future-proof our business operations. The new Euro 5 Quester and Croner give customers the leverage they can depend on for furthering their business productivity, all while minimizing their environmental impact and helping them stay competitive.”
The new Euro 5 range features the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology to significantly boost environmental protection and fuel economy. With it, nitrogen oxides are now 60% less and particulate matter emissions 80% less, than current Euro 3 levels. Compared with Euro 4 levels, nitrogen oxides are 43% less. Moreover, Euro 5 engines also have a lower fuel consumption and CO² emissions than an equivalent Euro 3 truck.
UD Trucks is the first truck manufacturer to introduce the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology back in 2004, and this technology is proven to be more reliable when compared to other emission control technologies for reducing nitrogen oxides emission.
The SCR technology also delivers improved fuel efficiency and total cost of ownership with lower maintenance requirements, compared to other available emission control technologies, as well as higher power and torque through optimized combustion without increasing the size of the engine.
Business uptime is also enhanced with improved service intervals and less time required for maintenance. This is further supported by the availability of AdBlue, a safe-to-use diesel exhaust fluid used in vehicles with SCR technology to reduce harmful gases from being released into the atmosphere, at all TCIE’s 26 branches and dealers throughout Malaysia.
With cleaner and more robust engine configuration and lower sensitivity to sulfur content in fuel, the SCR technology contributes to longer engine life and reduced environmental pollution.
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.
Say Teck Ming, Chief Operating Officer of TCIE shared, “The offering of the new Euro 5 range reflects TCIE’s and UD Trucks’ shared commitment in supporting Malaysia’s environmental, social and governance agenda and in meeting the needs of modern transport operators in a changing world environment. Leveraging on TCIE’s strengths, the new Euro 5 Quester and Croner trucks will be produced as CKD under our manufacturing facility. With TCIE’s wide dealership and service network nationwide, we are excited and ready to help our customers transition their fleet to the cleaner emission and more efficient Euro 5 Quester and Croner.
“The new Euro 5 range offers all of the additional advantages to help our customers go the extra mile efficiently and responsibly whilst retaining all other existing benefits that Quester and Croner have been delivering.”
Quester combines excellent fuel efficiency with durability, connectedness and business-ready with the innovative UD Telematics, and good fuel efficiency and safety with numerous features including the ESCOT automated manual transmission. Meanwhile with Croner, it offers reliability and versatility through a wide and customizable model offering to suit specific applications, fuel efficiency with its aerodynamic cab design that reduces the drag coefficient, drivability with the Allison automatic transmission, and superior ergonomics, cab space and comfort for the driver.
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About UD Trucks
UD Trucks is a leading Japanese commercial vehicle solutions provider, active in more than 60 countries on all continents. Since its inception in 1935, the company has been an innovation leader with a clear vision to provide the trucks and services the world needs today.
The company is committed to go the extra mile for smart logistics with the most dependable solutions for demanding customers. To best support across applications and geographies, UD Trucks offers a full range of heavy-duty trucks – Quon and Quester, medium duty trucks – Condor and Croner, and light duty trucks – Kazet and Kuzer, as well as associated operational and financial services.
For more information, please visit www.udtrucks.com
About Tan Chong Industrial Equipment (TCIE)
TCIE (Tan Chong Industrial Equipment Sdn Bhd) was incorporated in December of 1972 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad. In 1978 TCIE expanded its business activity when the company was appointed as the sole distributor of UD Trucks in Malaysia. Today, TCIE is recognised as one of the leading distributors of commercial vehicles in Malaysia with a well-established sales and service network of 26 branches and dealers nationwide. Our vision is to play a prominent and essential role in developing our nation’s road transportation system by providing innovative and technologically advanced commercial vehicles to meet the sophisticated demands in the transportation industry.
For more information, please visit www.tcie.com.my