The 8-litre Quon will sit alongside the 11-litre version that was released in 2017 and which we tested extensively last July. Although UD is a Japanese company, it is part of the Volvo group and hence has been able to dip into Volvo's safety and technology bin to largely benefit the Quon.

The 8-litre Quon comes in two variants, the CD 25 360 which is a 6x2 and the CW 25 360 which is a 6x4. Our test truck was the 6x2 version loaded to around 90 per cent of its GVM.