UD releases new models

Two new medium duty Condors were launched at the Brisbane Truck Show.

UD releases new models
UD Trucks has released two new models in its Condor range.


UD Trucks has released two new models in its medium duty Condor range at the Brisbane Truck Show.

They are the Condor PD and the Condor MK Tipper.

The Japanese manufacturer is also celebrating its 80th year of operation.

"The PD is now fitted with the lazy axle from Japan. Previously these were a retrofit in Australia, adding cost and time to deliveries." vice president of UD Trucks Australia Jon McLean says.

"The PD model was our highest-selling medium duty model last year and allowed us to increase sales and market share significantly."

As the name suggests, the PD 24 280 has a 23.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass and produces 280hp (206kw) with 883Nm of torque. There is the choice of an Allison 6-speed automatic gearbox or a 9-speed Eaton manual.

The new UD Condor MK Tipper is also on display at the Brisbane Truck Show.

It features a 240hp (180kW) engine with 716Nm of torque and an Allison automatic transmission; and is the first factory-fitted tipper to be offered by UD in Australia.

"We’re confident that the MK Tipper is going to be very popular for light duty construction tasks with the truck weighing five tonnes while taking a massive 5.5 tonne load," McLean says.

Meanwhile UD has also announced a complimentary insurance package.

"Customers of UD Trucks can be confident that their truck is covered for the first 12 months at no cost to them."

Technology packages will also now come as standard. They include telematics which can remotely monitor fuel use and driver behaviour  via the internet; audio system upgrades; and reversing cameras.

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