With trucks shows, field days and expos cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19, truck buyers have less opportunities to check out multiple new models up close in the one place. If you don’t have time to do the rounds of the internet and dealerships for what’s new in the truck market, we’re highlighting a few new releases in our showcase article series.
Tip: no doubt you will be doing your own research on new models online. While browsing, don’t forget to have the Jade Truck Loan Calculator open in another browser so you can quickly calculate a rough ballpark on repayments for each truck you’re checking out.
In this article we cover both the heavy vehicle end of the market with the UD Quon 8×4 and the light commercial van market with an overview of the Renault Master SWB.
Showcase: UD Quon 8×4
With COVID-19 social distancing restrictions limiting in-person events, that is new truck release pr events, UD Trucks embraced technology and launched the new addition to the Quon range, the 8×4, via a video to the media and industry notables.
UD has described the Quon 8×4 has a highly versatile vehicle which will be suited to a wide range of applications such as general distribution, waste management uses, as an agitator, in a range of construction settings and plenty more. The 11 litre version would also be suitable for mining applications.
The Quon is available with 2 engine choices, 3 output choices, a number of wheelbase combinations to suit a wide range of applications and incorporates an impressive list of comfort, productivity and most importantly, safety improvements.
Engine choices are the 8.0 litre and the 11.0 litre with wheelbase choices, depending on engine size, starting at 4500mm moving up to 5200mm and top of the selection is the 5700mm. Whichever of the engines you select, both are Euro 6 compliant!
In the safety zone, disc brakes all-round, Traffic Eye emergency brake, optional driver alert system to detect drowsiness, electronic stability, lane departure warning and radar cruise control
Inside – the cab design and set up is in line with other Quon models- ergonomically sound and with that European edge of style.
Showcase: Renault Master
If you’re work is more local city and urban based, we bring the Renault Master into your viewing area as this light commercial van regularly ranks high in its category and has received an upgrade. According to the manufacturer’s spokesperson, this upgraded Master is designed to make the job of those in the delivery industry a lot easier.
In the 2020 version, you immediately notice the new front end on the Master. On the exterior, note the vertical grille, elevated bonnet line, C-shaped lights and chrome finishes. The interior has had a makeover with a redesigned dash and larger compartments for storage. Plenty of tech with a 7” touchscreen with useful connectivity.
For convenience, the centre seat becomes a handy work station or a third seat and there’s plenty of safety features as you would expect from this leading French manufacturer. There are 4 wheelbase lengths and 2 gearboxes so you should be able to find a combo that suits your workload.
To suit a range of applications, Renault offer a choice of packs: Trade, Business or Convenience, which each includes a selection of options.
Cheap Finance for New Models
Even before you make your final decision on which truck, it’s a good idea to speak with Jade Truck Loans and your accountant as to which commercial finance product is going to deliver your business the best ROI. While you’re considering the optional extras available on both the Quon and the Master, use our Truck Loan Calculator to give you at least a rough idea as to how those extras may increase your monthly repayments.
Jade Truck Loans offers the full portfolio of options including:
All Jade truck loans are tailored to suit individual businesses, your cash flow, financial projections and to ensure the loan works as hard for you as your new truck. We’re accredited with a large number of banks and lenders with access to industry-only lenders that specialise in truck finance. Giving Jade a competitive edge in sourcing cheap truck loans.
If you have strategic reasons for wanting your bank to finance your loan – no problem. Your Jade consultant will approach your bank on your behalf to source a quote and if accepted, will handle the loan paperwork to save you time and hassle.
The Government has extended the deadline for the Instant Asset Write Off program to 31 December 2020. You’ll need to have your new truck in operation in your business by that deadline to receive the benefit.
To arrange a great truck loan on a new or a used truck, contact Jade Truck Loans on 1300 000 003 for a quote.