Capital Equipment News April 2019


The UD Kuzer is specifically aimed at fleet owners looking for flexibility to operate in the urban logistics environment.

Ticking all the right boxes

A light medium duty truck for easy urban driving, the new UD Kuzer introduced locally by UD Trucks Southern Africa ticks all the right boxes with its design focus on better flexibility, productivity, uptime and fuel efficiency – in accordance with the Japanese truck maker’s ‘Ultimate Dependability’ mantra, writes Munesu Shoko.

U D Trucks Southern Africa has revealed its new Kuzer, a new Heavy Commercial Vehicle (HCV) that is set to be a strong contender in the segment, owing to its 150 hp engine, said to be the largest horsepower in this class size, as well as the 25% extra torque compared with trucks currently available in the segment. This is comple- mented by a 10% improvement in fuel efficiency compared with the previous model. It arrives as a single model, the RKE150 42R, in a 4x2 freight carrier configuration. With a 150 hp engine, it is driven by a 6-speed manual transmission and comes with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 8 999 kg and a wheel base of 3 850 mm, making it a perfect fit for inner city logistics. According to Gert Swanepoel, MD of UD Trucks Southern Africa, the new Kuzer addresses fleet owners’

requirements for an efficient, safe and dependable commercial truck. “Following the vision of UD Trucks’ founder, Kenzo Adachi, to make the truck the world needs today, Kuzer has been developed and built with steady design, modern solutions and a robust engine,” says Swanepoel.

Key specs Model

Kuzer RKE150 42R


8 999 kg

Wheel base

3 850 mm


UD GH4E 150

Emission Standard

Euro III

Maximum output

110 kW @ 2 800 rpm

Maximum torque

490 Nm @ 1 400-1 800 rpm


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