UD Trucks and Allison Transmission recently held a joint event to showcase the Croner range and its advanced automatic transmission.
The event brought together partners from across the Middle East region and offered participants the opportunity to experience the capabilities of UD Trucks’ Croner line-up, while also learning how Allison Transmission is pushing the boundaries of technology with its cutting-edge automatic transmissions, explained the firms.
Participants were granted an exclusive opportunity to test a selection of Croner models on the Dubai Autodrome circuit.
According to UD Trucks, the 5 and 8-litre engines of the Croner provide impressive power and acceleration, while the advanced technology of the fully automatic transmission “ensures smooth gear changes and optimal fuel efficiency, delivering a superior driving experience.”
The integration of Croner’s robust engine with Allison Transmission’s cutting-edge technology provides a multitude of advantages to customers. These include increased productivity, decreased maintenance costs, and heightened vehicle uptime, leading to a substantial reduction in overall operating expenses. Furthermore, the Croner range between 11-19T is available with both manual and Allison gearboxes, offering customers a wider range of options to choose from.
The updated Croner vehicle offers waste management companies even more flexibility in choosing the right vehicle for their needs. The LKE series, which meets Euro 5 standards, provides a range of power options with 210 HP and 825 Nm torque, or 240 HP and 900 Nm torque. The PKE series offers 250 HP and 950 Nm torque, also meeting Euro 5 standards. With these options, waste management companies in particular and other sectors can choose the power range that fits their operations and terrain, all while enjoying the reliability and cost-effectiveness of the Allison gearbox and the real-time performance feedback of the new instrument cluster.
Mourad Hedna, President of UD Trucks Middle East, East and North Africa, emphasised the importance of the Middle East market to UD Trucks: “This close partnership with Allison Transmission is another example of our unwavering dedication to delivering dependable, efficient, and long-lasting trucks that cater to the unique requirements of our Middle East customers.
“The Croner truck offers a remarkable range of attributes and advantages, which include outstanding power and acceleration, fuel efficiency, and advanced safety features. The Croner has become an extremely popular model, known for its versatility, adaptability, and reliability, making it an ideal choice for businesses across a wide range of industries.”
Allison Transmission’s regional firector, Atak Talas, highlighted the company’s commitment to developing cutting-edge technology that can enhance the performance of commercial vehicles. Talas emphasised Alisson’s focus on delivering superior products that are designed to provide faster acceleration and smoother shifting, helping to improve the speed and efficiency of commercial vehicles.
“At Allison, we are dedicated to developing innovative technology that can help our customers optimise their operations in various ways. Our transmissions are engineered to deliver superior fuel efficiency, increased productivity and enhanced safety for our customers,” Talas remarked.