UD Trucks has introduced a new range of medium-duty trucks to their lineup. Dubbed the Croner, UD says it was specifically designed for growth markets across Asia, Africa, Middle-East and South America.

The Croner features three options for gross vehicle weight models: MKE, LPE and PKE. To add flexibility and utility, there are 21 different configurations to suit the demand of various industries. Air suspension is also available as an option for rough roads along with automatic transmission. UD also said that the Croner trucks are built with quality parts which promise better productivity and reduced downtime.

“UD Trucks believes that more time spent on the road and less time in the workshop adds up to the success of our customers’ business. It is our aim for Croner to make every moment count, through maximizing productivity and minimizing downtime on every run our customers make,” said Jacques Michel, President, Volvo Group Trucks Asia & JVs Sales.

UD Trucks launches Croner line

UD adds that these trucks are also made to be fuel efficient. With the new engine and automatic transmission, it allows UD trucks to be more fuel efficient, allowing customers to save on fuel.

To help extend the lifespan and making sure the trucks are in optimum condition, UD employs a set of UD Extra Mile Support services. These include UD genuine parts, driver training and trust service agreements which overall ensure trucks such as Croner have a long life span. The Croner will be built in Thailand at UD Truck's Bangkok factory, and will be exported out to the other markets.

UD Trucks is a leading Japanese total transport solution provider that was first established back in 1935. In 2007, they became a part of the Volvo Group. They were previously called Nissan Diesel, but in 2010 changed it to UD trucks to separate their identity from the automaker. Since then, UD Trucks has expanded its sales network in Japan and more than 60 countries worldwide.