Truck Review: UD Quon GW 26 420 & GK 17 420

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The Quon model range is the top of the UD line-up in Australia and the include both 6x4 and 4x2 configurations with Japanese signature traits of compact simplicity and functionality coupled with forward thinking features.

Both the Quon GW 26 420 and GK 17 420 are powered with the GH11 420hp engine and the market-leading Escot V 12 speed automated manual transmission (AMT).

While UD Trucks are all manufactured in Japan, over their 40 plus years in Australia they have built a reputation strong and dependable trucks which have the durability to cope with the harsh conditions across Australia. The smart gear selection together with overdrive ratio of the AMT is another example of features clearly suited to the demanding Australian trucking environment.

Facts and Features

The UD heavy duty range is considered one of the cleanest on the market and the GH 11 engine has been designed to improve fuel efficiency with environmentally-friendly features. Ultra-high-pressure fuel injection deliver the flat torque curve, combined with a Variable Geometry Turbocharger and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR).

With the drive to cleaner engines, UD Trucks selected SCR rather than exhaust gas recirculation due to improved fuel economy; lowering greenhouse gas emissions; delivering increase in engine life and extending the intervals between engine oil drainage.

Cabin Simplicity

The cab of the Quon GW 26 420 and GK 17 420 are idea for purpose – the driver with a day of multiple jobs, loading and unloading, interspersed with reasonably heavy traffic interludes.

Good cabin ergonomics with easy reach for all required controls and good visibility with mirrors providing great view back and front. The foot brake and throttle are well positioned on the floor.

The 6X4 GW is extremely quiet on the road, available in two wheelbases and well suited to construction and building applications, prime mover and single trailer configurations, tipper or tipper and dog and vehicle transport usage.

The 4x2 GK is a metro workhorse for general freight applications.

Safety features include electronic braking system (EBS) with ABS and ASR traction control and driver airbag. Suspension is the UD Trucks six rod or the 4 Hendrickson HAS 460 Airbags.

Service and Support

If you’re considering a Quon, another consideration is the UD Trucks aftersales package which is considered a leader in the market with extended warranties, roadside assistance and service agreements.

UD Trucks are available from dealers throughout Australia.

If Japanese simplicity matched with power to tackle harsh Australian conditions are important to you, then speak with Jade Truck Loans to discuss a great finance deal on a UD Quon GW 26 420 or GK 17 420.

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