Japanese brand brand UD Trucks, through its official distributor UD Trucks and Prime Quest Solutions, Inc., recently launched its all-new Croner medium-duty truck. Adhering to the brand’s “The truck the world needs today” mantra, the Croner is pegged as the truck which would help Filipino entrepreneurs to save time and boost productivity. It is, after all, named after Chronos, the Greek god of time.
How exactly is the UD Croner a time saver? For starters, its Philippine-spec model has options for two gross vehicle weight (GVW) models: LKE and PKE; and their wheelbase variants, which can offer up to several different basic configurations to suit specific demands of various industries. Additionally, the air suspension on all variants is available as an option to protect customers’ cargo especially when travelling on rough road conditions.
The UD Croner LKE runs with a Euro 4-compliant GH5E diesel engine that produces 210 hp. While it would seem to be underpowered for such a truck that weighs around 12 to 14 tons, this power output helps in delivering a hefty 825 Nm of torque, more than enough to haul heavy loads. The UD Croner PKE, meanwhile, carries a Euro 4 GH8E diesel motor that churns out 250 hp and almost a thousand NM of torque, 950 NM to be exact. All variants can be had with a 6-speed transmission available in either manual or automatic.