The GH5 and GH7 engines

The new Condor models are powered by the GH5 and GH7 engines fitted with a newly developed common rail system that increases the maximum fuel injection pressure for achieving high levels of power and torque in a small displacement volume. Moreover, they are equipped with UD Trucks’ Final Low Emission New Diesel System (FLENDS), a urea selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system that combines an SCR catalyst for reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions with a UD Particulate Cleaning (UDPC) device for reducing particulate matter (PM). These emission reduction technologies have been refined on the Quon heavy-duty truck series, and, together with the GH engines, they enable the new Condor models to provide both excellent fuel economy and environmental performance. All the Condor MK and Condor LK models meet Japan’s fiscal 2015 fuel consumption standards for heavy vehicles and comply with Japan’s 2010 exhaust emission regulations.

CLK42 C3

Perfect Condor

These latest Condor trucks are configured primarily as wing and van types, offered in a variety of “Perfect Condor” finished vehicle packages, including the bed, and providing highly practical specifications and enhanced cargo-carrying capabilities to better meet customers’ diverse business needs. Moreover, like the Quon heavy-duty truck series, the new Condor models come with UD Genuine Aftermarket Product programs that provide comprehensive after-sales services. UD Information Service is also available that uses a multifunction dashboard display to give drivers eco-friendly driving advice for improving fuel economy and has advanced functionality for monitoring the vehicle status. This service collects and analyzes information on a truck’s condition, operational status and other aspects, making it possible to provide customers with valuable information for boosting their vehicle operating rates, improving fuel-efficient driving and supporting safe vehicle operation. 

Condor MK/LK 380*250

Adoption of a new cab design

The Condor cab is designed around UD Trucks’ “SAFES CABIN” (Safe Cab) concept that incorporates a full roster of safety equipment in pursuit of occupant safety. In addition, the highly rigid cab construction serves to suppress cab deformation around the occupants in the event of a collision so as to ensure their survival space. Knee protectors are also newly provided to cushion the impact to the knees and thighs.

Cab comfort was enhanced by increasing the width of the cab proper by 114 mm over that of the previous models and also by enlarging the interior space substantially. Direct outward visibility was increased by adopting a straight door waistline design, reducing the cross section of the pillars and using center-sashless windows, among other improvements. 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.