kscarbel Posted August 27, 2013 Share Posted August 27, 2013 Transport Topics / August 26, 2013UD Trucks (formerly Nissan Diesel), part of the Volvo Group, announced Monday it has introduced a new heavy truck brand called Quester, developed specifically for emerging growth markets.Volvo said the line will expand UD Trucks’ customer base and contribute to its truck strategy by boosting competitiveness and capturing growth opportunities in evolving markets.It will provide a platform for a wide range of applications, including long-haul transportation, regional distribution, construction and mining, Volvo said.Quester production will begin in the third quarter in Bangkok, Thailand. Besides serving the domestic Thai market, the plant will serve as an export hub for Southeast Asia (e.g. Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam) and beyond.In the near future, the Quester range will be manufactured in China (with joint venture partner Dongfeng) for the Chinese market, and later in India, Volvo said.“UD Trucks, with a proud and long-standing tradition of developing high-quality trucks for the Japanese market, has exported trucks to markets across Asia, Africa, South America and the Middle East for many decades,” said Joachim Rosenberg, executive vice president of group trucks sales and marketing for Volvo’s Asia and Pacific region. “However, we have never developed products for customers outside Japan. With Quester, we are entering a new era by introducing an all-new truck range, specifically designed for growth markets,” Rosenberg said in a statement.Engines8-liter GH8E Horsepower Torque (N.m / ft.lb.)220 850 / 627250 1140 / 841280 1190 / 878330 1330 / 98111-liter GH11E (rebadged Volvo D11, aka Mack MP7, Renault DTI11)Horsepower Torque (N.m / ft.lb.)370 1780 / 1313390 1850 / 1364 420 2040 / 1505Model Capacity Power (HP) ApplicationCKE 4x2 46,300lb GVW 220,250,280,330 Local distributionCDE 6x2 68,343ln GVW 250,280,330 Local distributionGKE 4x2 123,459 GCW 280,330,370,390,420 TractorGDE 6x2 123,459 GCW 280,330,370,390,420 Tractor or regional distribution rigidGWE 6x4 176,370lb GCW 280,330,370,390,420 Tractor / VocationalCWE 6x4 74,957 GVW 280,330,370,390,420 Dump / MixerCGE 8x4 90,390lb GVW 280,330,370,390,420 Construction / Mining Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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