UD Trucks Releases All-New Condor PK/PW Series
— Combining heavy-duty truck cab comfort with medium-duty truck economy —
UD Trucks Corporation (formerly Nissan Diesel Motor Co., Ltd.) announced the nationwide sales launch today of the all-new Condor PK (9-ton class payload) and Condor PW (12-ton class payload) series following the execution of a full model change.
The newly released Condor PK and Condor PW models feature a new cab design that expresses a unified family identity with the Quon heavy-duty truck series along with the nimble maneuverability characteristic of medium-duty trucks and achieves outstanding aerodynamic performance, safety and comfort. In addition, the new Condor models share the same axle parts and brake parts with the Quon heavy-duty truck series to construct suspension and brake systems for enhanced peace of mind.
Powering the Condor models is the self-developed GH7 engine equipped with a newly developed common rail system with a higher maximum fuel injection pressure. For the first time, the Condor series is now fitted with the UD Particulate Cleaning (UDPC) system and a urea selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system. These emission control technologies for reducing particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions were previously refined on the Quon heavy-duty truck series. As a result, the new Condor models deliver better fuel economy combined with improved environmental performance that complies with Japan's 2009 exhaust emission regulations.
Moreover, like the Quon heavy-duty truck series, "UD Genuine After Market Product" which is comprehensive after-the-sale service product is set out, and the new Condor models come with, as standard equipment, the "Fuel Economy King" system that advises the driver on driving techniques for improving fuel economy and a multifunction display with a newly added function for monitoring the vehicle's operational status via the Internet. These features are fitted to further strengthen the support functions for improving operation rate, fuel-efficient driving and safe driving.
1. Major Features
(1) All-new cab design
・ The cab is executed in a simple, clean design that expresses a unified family identity with the Quon heavy-duty truck series as well as the nimble maneuverability characteristic of medium-duty trucks. This all-new cab design projects a dynamic, rugged image of a tough truck designed for work.
(2) Improved aerodynamic performance, safety and comfort achieved with the new cab
1. The aerodynamic design techniques honed on the Quon heavy-duty truck series were utilized to reshape the cab front end, bumper, roof and back corner panels for reduced air resistance.
2. The cab width was increased by 14 mm over that of the previous models, and the ample distance between the driver’s seat and the top of the windshield provides comfortable head room. These and other improvements contribute to enhanced cab comfort.
3. Visibility has been improved by discontinuing the center sash on the window glass on both sides.
4. Crash safety performance has been further improved. The high-rigidity cab suppresses deformation of the cab structures around the occupants in the event of a collision to ensure their survival space. Knee protectors have also been newly adopted to reduce the impact to the knees and thighs.
(3) Adoption of newly developed GH7 engine
1. The fuel economy of the engine itself has been improved by adopting a newly developed common rail system that raises the maximum fuel injection pressure to 2000 bar. All of the 9-ton class payload Condor PK models meet Japan's fuel efficiency standard for heavy-duty vehicles.
2. Power performance has been improved by adopting a variable nozzle turbocharger (VNT) that improves low-rpm torque to achieve a flat high torque curve across the entire operating range from low to high speed.
(4) First Condor series application of PM and NOx reduction systems
・ The UDPC system and urea SCR system used on the latest generation of the Quon have been adopted on the new Condor models to reduce PM and NOx emissions. These emission control technologies combine with the newly developed GH7 engine to reduce PM and NOs emissions so as to comply with Japan's 2009 exhaust emission regulations.
(5) Brake and suspension systems for greater peace of mind
・ The Condor models share the same full air brakes, brake lining, axle parts and other components with the Quon heavy-duty truck series to construct brake and suspension systems for greater peace of mind.
(6) Enhanced support functions for improving operation rate, fuel-efficient driving and safe drive.
1. Like the latest generation of the Quon, "UD Genuine After Market Product" which is comprehensive after-the-sale service product is set out to improve operation rate.
2. The Condor models are fitted with the "Fuel Economy King" guidance system that uses voice messages and screen images to advise the driver on driving techniques for improving fuel economy. A multifunction display is also provided that incorporates a new function for monitoring the vehicle's operational status via the Internet. These standard equipment features support fuel-efficient driving and vehicle operation with peace of mind. (Excluding mixer trucks)
3. An idling stop system (ISS) which supports fuel-efficient driving is available as an option. (Excluding mixer trucks and refrigerator trucks)
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