UD Trucks launches GCC-specific Quester range
UD Trucks has officially launched its Quester range in the Middle East, a line of commercial vehicles specifically designed for the region
UD Trucks has officially launched its Quester range in the Middle East.
The models have been designed specifically for the region, according to the Japanese automaker.
The UD Quester range was unveiled at launch events in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Oman. The heavy-duty models can be used for a variety of applications, including on- and off-highway use, construction, distribution, and long-haul transportation.
Commenting on the UD Quester’s official regional launch, Lars-Erik Forsbergh, UD Trucks’ president in the Middle East, said: “We are very excited about the arrival of the Quester range in the region. With the new Quester, we have built on our tradition of reliability and durability to launch our new customer promise, ‘going the extra mile’.
“I am confident that Quester will be a big game-changer for UD Trucks. More than 400 full-time experts from around the world, with extensive knowledge and experience, have been involved in designing, developing, and validating Quester and its associated services.
“The team has spent over a million engineering hours and 65,000 test hours to build the ultimate trucking machine,” Forsbergh added.
Three UD Quester units were tested by six Saudi Arabian customers for a period of six months. The units – a water tanker, a tipper, and a garbage compactor – were operated in real working conditions, and the manufacturer received positive customer feedback.
Abduljwad Al Qenawi, materials management manager at Ahmed Soliman Al Fahhad & Sons, was one of the kingdom-based customers to test the UD Quester prior to launch.
“The Quester range has truly exceeded our expectations,” he said. “Its performance never ceased to impress. Even during the soaring heat of the summer and dusty conditions, the performance was excellent and more than satisfying.
“The gross vehicle weight of 34 tonnes and the net vehicle weight of 26 tonnes make the truck very suitable for our field operations, especially since we deal with waste collection and city sanitation. We are currently in the process of ordering 50 more waste compactors, which will more than likely be the UD Trucks Quester,” Al Qenawi concluded.