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UD Trucks’ heavy construction Quester 6×4 Rigid-40T and 8×4 Rigid debut in Middle East

New vehicles complete Quester range in the region

Japanese heavy trucks’ manufacturer, UD Trucks unveiled its new Quester trucks models designed for heavy construction at a special event held in Ras Al Khaimah yesterday.

The Volvo Trucks-owned company said that the Quester 6x4R-40 Tons and 8x4R with hub reduction completes the heavy-duty Quester range which originally launched in the MEENA region in 2016.

The Quester is UD Trucks international heavy truck range and shares similarities to its well-known Quon range which is available in Asia. With much of the testing of its vehicles taking place in the region, UD Trucks said its new Quester trucks have been “designed, sourced and manufactured for customers in the Middle East” and other growth markets.

According to UD Trucks, the new models boast a reinforced front suspension, higher ground clearance and an 11l engine (GH11E) which is ‎based on the Volvo Group’s global ‎technology resources; “in combination with Japanese ‎manufacturing quality. Features such as fuel economy, payload, robustness and a wide range of applications, not only to meet different needs of the customers but also extend the uptime of the truck.”

In a statement it further added: “The Quester range was developed with a Japanese hands-on, field-oriented approach established on a customer and factory floor perspective. It performs impressively, provides good value and satisfies owners’ expectations in every aspect. Quester is built and refined based on insights from customers’ day-to-day needs and cutting-edge knowhow gained from UD Trucks’ experience in Middle East and the Volvo Group’s global footprint.”

“We are very excited about the arrival of the Quester 6x4R-40T and 8x4R which complete the Quester model range line-up,” commented Mourad Hedna, president of UD Trucks Middle East, East and North Africa. “ The Middle East conditions are tough, with the varied terrain, high temperatures and payloads. To ensure the new models meet the needs of our customers, we tested the model in real conditions for over a year in Qatar. We are confident that the now complete range of Quester with its proven fuel-efficient engines and UD Trucks quality – will set ‎new standards of efficiency in the Middle East and other growth markets.”

 

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