SERDANG: The new Quester 8L (litre) heavy duty truck has been launched by Tan Chong Industrial Equipment (TCIE), UD Trucks’ sole distributor in Malaysia.
With the new addition of the Quester 8L to the existing Quester 11L offerings, UD Trucks now offers the widest range of applications for sector ranging from long haul, mining and distribution to construction work and regional transportation.
The new Quester 8L comes in 4x2, 6x2 and 6x4 models, adding to the existing models from the Quester 11L of 4x2, 6x2, 6x4 and 8x4.
Now, customers can enjoy one year free maintenance on the UD Quester series as well as a two year vehicle warranty.
In addition, TCIE will be offering a special early bird promotional price for orders on two of the UD Quester models from now till June 30 2016, for a limited number of vehicles.
“UD Quester is the first real heavy duty Japanese truck designed with heavy duty chassis, heavy duty cab and associated heavy features with a proven record of fuel efficient engines and quality,” said Tan Keng Meng, executive director of TCIE.
Mats Nilsson, president of Volvo Group Malaysia said, “The multiple and reliable variants of all UD Quester Trucks are equipped with many great features and one of them is the UD Telematics. This on vehicle electronic system helps customers monitor the health of their trucks and driving behaviour. One of the key features UD Telematics has is its ability to coach the driver in manning the vehicle in the most fuel efficient way. Hence, it is economical for the company and reduces carbon emission to the environment,” he added.
UD Telematics comes factory fitted in every UD Quester truck.
Customers opting to use UD Telematics will be able to have an insight on their fleet, with the system providing realtime locations, fuel reports and allows UD Trucks to monitor the health of the vehicle.
This ensures less downtime for their fleet, consistent fuel savings and less costs for their businesses in the long term.
“TCIE takes aftermarket services very seriously,” said Tan.
“We have 42 service centres nationwide providing easy access to drivers to bring in their vehicles anytime. To top this, we also have fully equipped mobile service trucks with genuine parts to reach trucks drivers who are unable to come to us,” he said.
“We believe in providing reliability and a total solution to our business partners. This is also the very reason why TCIE is the first private partner in APAC outside of Japan to assemble locally the UD Quester trucks in our Segambut plant,” he elaborated.
TCIE recently rolled out the completely knocked down (CKD) Quester rigid trucks, assembled in their Tan Chong Motor Assemblies Sdn Bhd in Segambut.