NISSAN Buses UD Trucks



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UD Trucks

UD Trucks Corporation
Type Subsidiary of AB Volvo
Industry Trucks and buses
Founded May 1, 1950 (historical December 1, 1935)
Headquarters Ageo, SaitamaJapan
Key people Joachim Rosenberg,Chairman[1]
Yusuke Sakaue, President
Parent Volvo
Subsidiaries Dongfeng Nissan-Diesel Company(50%)

UD Trucks Corporation (UDトラックス株式会社, UD Torakkusu Kabushikigaisha) is a Japanese company whose principal business is the manufacture and sales of light, medium and heavy duty diesel trucksbuses, bus chassis and special-purpose vehicles. The company is owned 100% by the Volvo Group since 2007. Formerly known as Nissan Diesel, the company changed its name to UD Trucks on February 1, 2010. Already before the name change, the UD name was prominently displayed to separate the identity from that of their former owner Nissan Motors.

1930 datsun

1930 Datsun

The UD name was originally used for the company’s Uniflow Diesel Engine (known as Two-stroke Engine), developed in 1955, but is now marketed as meaning “Ultimate Dependability”.

On February 15, 2010 it was announced that UD Trucks had taken over the import and sales of Volvo trucks in Japan, as a consequence of Volvo’s ownership.


DATSUN (1931-1945)DATSUN (1931-1945)


In 1935, Nihon Diesel Industries, Ltd, in KawaguchiJapan on the outskirts of Tokyo was established. The company started production of KD-series 2-cycle diesel engines. In 1940 production of 4.5-ton-payload TT6 series trucks started. In development of 7.5-ton-payload TN93 series trucks, featuring the largest payload capacity in the Japanese market, and the nation’s first monocoque-type BR3 series buses with rear-mounted engines. In 1949 development of 7.5-ton-payload TN93 series trucks started. There were Datsun Cars and some Buses.


01 Nissan Diesel, 6TW12, White TruckNissan Diesel 6TW12

In 1950 the company name changed to Minsei Diesel Industries, Ltd.; and the company was on the way to becoming a comprehensive transport equipment manufacturer. In 1955 the UD name was born, when Minsei Diesel Industries introduced a range uniflow-scavenging 2-cycle diesel engines. Of course, the UD stood for “Uniflow Diesel”, named after the engine they had invented for use in their trucks. The production of various trucks and buses with 81 kW (110 PS) UD3, 110 kW (150 PS) UD4 and 169 kW (230 PS) UD6 engines began. In 1957 the development of Japan’s first RFA series air-suspension buses and 10-ton-payload 6TW10 series trucks called “Jumbo” in overseas markets began.


02 Nissan Diesel 780 in Bangkok, decayingNissan Diesel 780

In 1960 the company name was changed again, this time to the Nissan Diesel Motor Co., Ltd. Forward-control trucks and truck tractors were also introduced. In 1963, there was the initial production of compact 4-cycle 40 kW (55PS) SD20 and 44 kW (60PS) SD22 diesel engines. 70 to 80-ton crane-carrier truck series were introduced to the line up. 1969 saw the introduction of 4-cycle 136 kW (185PS) PD6 and 99 kW (135 PS) ND6 diesel engines for heavy-duty vehicles. Diesel products were sold in Japan at a separate dealership sales channel called Nissan Diesel. In 1969, the 780-series replaced the 680-series bonneted truck.


03 Nissan.CW.340.Diesel.Truck.1.CambodgeNissan Diesel CW 340

In 1972 saw the marketing of V-type 206 kW (280 PS) RD8 and 257 kW (350 PS) RD10 diesel engines. In 1973, light-duty trucks were produced for the Nissan Motor Company.


04 K-U31L-Hitachi-DentetsuU31L

In 1982 there was the introduction of new forward-control cab for CWA52/45 series trucks, CKA-T series truck tractors and ultra-modern U(A)21, U(A)31, RA51 series buses. As of 1985 the company had a wide range of light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks, as well as buses and special-purpose vehicles such as crane carriers. In 1989 there was an agreement with IVECO of Italy to jointly develop low-pollution diesel engines.


05 Nishinihon-JRBus-748-3902-JONCKHEEREJonckheere Monaco

In 1992 Nissan Diesel Philippines Corp. started manufacturing deluxe coaches in cooperation with Jonckheere Bus & Coach NV/SA of Belgium. In 1995 Nissan Diesel produced its two million vehicles since commencing production in May 1950. 1996 brought about the establishment of P.T. Astra Nissan Diesel Indonesia, a joint venture company with Marubeni Corporation and P.T. Astra International, and the Dongfeng Nissan Diesel Motor Co., Ltd, a joint venture company with Sumitomo Corporation and Dongfeng Motor Corporation.


In 2000 Nissan Diesel introduced new heavy-duty trucks in Japan and Asian countries. It also acquired the sales operation from Nissan Diesel Sales Co., Ltd. In 2003, Nissan Motor and Nissan Diesel reached a basic agreement on a light-duty truck joint venture. There was also the signing of development assistance contract for air suspension of buses with China’s Dongfeng Motor Corporation.

01 Quon-mixerQuon-mixer

Nissan Diesel was purchased by the Volvo Group in 2007 and is now a subsidiary. After the transaction between Nissan Motor and Volvo, Nissan Diesel’s business relation with Nissan Motors continued as normal and the Nissan Diesel & UD brand names are unchanged. AB Volvo also acquired the truck division of Renault in 2001.

02 Fukuokaunyu Truck01Fukuokaunyu Truck

Starting from 2007, OEM supply agreement between Nissan Diesel and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation became effective, with both companies supplying engines to each other for use in new buses, and supplying some buses to each other with the partner’s badge. In August 2009 Nissan Diesel and Mitsubishi Fuso announced a plan of further co-operation of bus manufacturing, including the establishment of a joint company for the bus business, but on 29 October 2010 both companies announced that they had discontinued the discussions concerning this issue, and the OEM supply agreement would also be ended.

03 FHI Fuji-go 001FHI Fuji-go

Nissan Diesel has changed its name to UD Trucks on 1 February 2010.


UD Trucks are marketed in 70 countries. Some of the main markets are Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia Australia and around the Southeast Asia region.

04 Nissann Diesel and FHI Makers plates 001Nissan Diesel and FHI Makers plates

On September 12, 2012, UD Trucks of North America announced that is will no longer be part of the North American truck market. Reasons given for this decision was a combination of factors, including the continued shrinking of the cab-over-engine market segment and the accelerating cost of regulatory compliance.


06 UD Nissan Diesel ice cream delivery trucksCondor



1 UD Trucks Quester 008UD Trucks Quester 008 Quester

2010 Nissan Atlas Truck

2010 Nissan Atlas Truck Atlas


Nissan Diesel Big Thumb

Nissan Diesel Big Thumb Big Thumb

Quon see beton mixer


07 Nishitetsu Bus 9369-01Space Runner RA

UD Trucks ceased its Japanese bus production in 2010, but in 2014 launched a new series of UD Buses for the Indian market.

Former bus models:

01 Nissan Diesel Space Arrow 02 K-RA60S 03 648-6921-JR-East-P-RA53T 04 North japan H200F 0457 05 2007 Honshikaikyo-n9903-20071002 06 JR Kyushu Bus Kagoshima 07 2007 Shizutetsu-shimizuliner-20070924 08 Friendly Airport Limousine 09 JRbus 3175 10 JR-bus-Tohoku-648-7902 11 Yamakobus-10002 12 Dōnan bus S200F 2293 13 Kawasakicitybus Space Runner 14 Nishitetsu_Bus_9369-01 15 SeibuBus_A7-182 16 Tokyubus-meguro8703-interior-20070614 17 PKG-AP35UK_IZUHAKONE-2406_front 18 SeibuBus_A0-536 19 Nissan Diesel Space Runner RP EnoshimaDentetsu_548 20 Fujikyu-Shonan-M7452 21 KeihinKyukoBus_C7636 22 Ryukyu-Bus-3E 23 538-1908-JR-East-K-UA31L OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 25 Chitose-Sougo-Bus 26 NE-UA4E0HSN_Fujikyu_F7652 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 28 Akan-bus_109 29 Kantobus-b1117-kichi53-20070925 30 NishiTokyoBus_A5731a 31 Keio_Bus_M503 32 Nissan Diesel RN Dazaifu City community bus01 33 KC-RN210CSN-Fujikyu-Shizuoka-W7859 34 Keiobus-b79952-mu02-20071004 35 Keio_Bus_S722

09 ALPS The Bus, Inc. - Nissan Diesel SR Euro - 707 a.k.a. Consolacion

Nissan Diesel JA450SSN

See also

1930 datsun 1942 Nissan-180 1962 Nissan Caball Bus 1965 Nissan GC240N 1966 Datsun Cablight 1967 singapore-traction-company-nissan-omnibus 1970s' Nissan Echo 1975 Nissan Diesel Space Runner RP 1988 Nissan Civilian 2 1994 Nissan Diesel Space Runner RA 2007 Honshikaikyo-n9903-20071002 2007 Kantobus-b1117-kichi53 2007 Keiobus-b79952-mu02 2007 Nissan Diesel Space Arrow Fujiexp-lakeliner 2007 Nissan Diesel Space Runner RA Kawasakicitybus 2007 Nissan RN KK-RN252CSN Keiobus 2007 Shizutetsu-shimizuliner 2007 Tokyubus-meguro8703-interior 2009 Nissan CB31N Fairfax B60F 2010 Nissan Atlas Truck 2013 Nissan JA452S coaches Akan-bus ALPS The Bus, Inc. - Nissan Diesel SR Euro - 707 a.k.a. Consolacion BatesNissan-LogoHistory ChichitetsuKankoBus_201 Chitose-Sougo-Bus Civilian Civilian4 Civilian-GC341rear Civilianinterior Civilianrear CivilianSR-II CivilianW40 datadedit DATSUN (1931-1945) datsun banner-634 datsun bus Datsun Civilian 25 seater Datsun Orange bus Dōnan bus S200F East-K-UA31L East-P-RA53T FHI Fuji-go 001 Friendly Airport Limousine OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Fujikyu-Shonan-M7452 Fukuokaunyu Truck01 JR Kyushu Bus Kagoshima JRbus 3175 JR-bus-Tohoku Kawasakicitybus Space Runner KC-RN210CSN-Fujikyu-Shizuoka KeihinKyukoBus Keio Bus M503 Keio Bus S722 K-RA60S K-U31L-Hitachi-Dentetsu Nanbu-bus-101 NE-UA4E0HSN Fujiky Nishinihon-JRBus-748-3902-JONCKHEERE Nishitetsu Bus 9369-01 Nishitetsu Bus NishiTokyoBus A5731a Nissan 4R94 citytrans Nissan 538-1908-JR-East-K-UA31L Nissan Ad Nissan ALPS The Bus, Inc Nissan Diesel SR Euro 707 a.k.a. Consolacion Nissan Blue Bird Diesel Nissan Bus_2 Nissan Caball C240 in Thailand Songtaew Nissan Caball Nissan Caravan E20 Nissan Caravan E23 Nissan Cherry Cab Nissan civiele Nissan Civilian 1 Nissan Civilian 3 bus-Laos Nissan Civilian 4 Nissan Civilian 201 Nissan Civilian ChichitetsuKankoBus 201 Nissan Civilian, aufgenommen im Mai 1999 auf Dscherba Nissan Civilian Nissan CM80K Nissan Del Monte Express nissan diesel 2 Nissan Diesel 780 in Bangkok, decaying Nissan Diesel -Banbros Bus Mawingo Kenia Nissan Diesel Big Thumb Nissan Diesel FHI Bus Nissan Diesel RN Dazaifu City community bus01 (2) Nissan Diesel RN Dazaifu City community bus01 Nissan Diesel Space Arrow Nissan Diesel Space Dream P-GA66T-Yokohama-Blue-Line Nissan Diesel Space Runner 7 Nissan Diesel Space Runner JP Hokutetsu Bus 323 Nissan Diesel Space Runner JP Hokutetsu Nissan Diesel Space Runner RM Nissan Diesel Space Runner RP Enoshima Dentetsu Nissan Diesel Space Runner RP EnoshimaDentetsu 548 Nissan Diesel U Nissan Diesel U31RCN Nissan Diesel UA Nissan Diesel UAa Nissan Diesel, 6TW12, White Truck Nissan Echo 201 Nissan Echo NISSAN HELENA spanje Nissan Homy Nissan JA450S Malaysia Nissan KC-JP250NTN Yokohama City Bus 6-4477 Nissan KC-RM211GSN-Izuhakone-2800 Nissan KC-RN210CSN-Fujikyu-Shizuoka-W7859 Nissan KC-UA521NAN-Kanachu-Ha127 Nissan KK-RM252GAN-kai-Izuhakone-2741 Nissan KL-JP252NAN Keio Dentetsu Bus S40542 Nissan KL-UA452PAN Fujikyu shonan m8263 Nissan K-RA60S Nissan K-U31L-Hitachi-Dentetsu.jpg UD Nissan Nissan NE-UA4E0HSN Nissan P-RM81G Kantetsu-kankou-bus,tamatukuri-station,inasiki-city,japan Nissan P-U32L-Kambara-from-Kanachu Nissan RA K-RA60S Nissan RN KK-RN252CSN Keio Bus S722 Nissan RP U-RP210GAN Fujikyu-Shonan-M7452 Nissan Scorpion RX102 Nissan Space Arrow A BKG-AS96JP Yamakobus 10002 Nissan Space Arrow Euro Tour KC-JA520RAN Nissan Space Arrow Euro Tour KC-JA520RANa Nissan Space Arrow Euro Tour KC-JA530RAN Nissan Space Runner A Non-Step LKG-AP37FK SeibuBus Nissan Space Runner PKG-AP35UK IZUHAKONE Nissan Space Runner RA PKG-RA274KAN SeibuBus Nissan Space Runner RA Nissan Space Runner RP PK-RP360GAN Keihin Kyuko Bus Nissan Space Wing A BKG-AS96JP Dönan bus S200F Nissan U U20Hkai Ryukyu-Bus-3E Nissan U-JP211NTN Nish iTokyo Bus E5705 Nissan URbus Nissan U-UA440LAN Akan-bus 109 Nissan U-UA440NSN Chitose-Sougo-Bus Nissan.CW.340.Diesel.Truck.1.Cambodge nissan Nissan_Civilian_204 NISSAN_ECHO_GC140_BackView NISSAN_ECHO_GC140_FrontView Nissan_Logo nissan3 nissan-atlas Nissann Diesel and FHI Makers plates 001 Nissan's first Car Carrier the violet North japan H200F 0457 PKG-AP35UK_IZUHAKONE- OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Quon-mixer Ryukyu-Bus-3E SeibuBus A0-536 SeibuBus_A7-182 Staff_transportation_vehicle_2go UD LKA211N UD Nissan Diesel History UD Nissan Diesel ice cream delivery trucks UD Trucks Quester 008 U-RGW40-kai-Fujikyu-Yamanashi-9543-1 Yamakobus

Author: Jeroen

In Dutch, my homelanguage: Ik ben Jeroen, tot januari 2015 was ik al dik 26 jaar werkzaam in een psychiatrisch ziekenhuis in een stad vlakbij Werelds grootste havenstad Rotterdam. Eerst als verpleegkundige/begeleider op high care, later op afdeling dubbeldiagnose (verslavingen) en ook nog een tijdje als administratief medewerker. Ik heb een spierziekte "Poli Myositis" (alle spieren zijn ontstoken) daardoor weinig energie. Sinds augustus 2015 is daarbij de diagnose Kanker gesteld, en ben ik helemaal arbeidsongeschikt geworden en zit middenin de behandelfase. Gelukkig ben ik daarnaast getrouwd, vader, en opa, en heb de nodige hobby's. Een daarvan is transportmiddelen verzamelen en daarmee een blog schrijven. Dit blog begon met bussen, maar nu komen ook sleepboten, auto's trucks en dergelijke aan bod. Kijk en geniet met me mee, reageer, en vul gerust aan. Fouten zal ik ook graag verbeteren. In English: I'm Jeroen, till januari 2015 I was already 26 years working as a nurse in a psychiatric hospital, near Rotterdam, Worlds biggest harbour with more than 98 nationalities living within it's borders. First I worked on closed high care ward and the last years on a ward with mainly addicted people. I liked my work very much. In 2007 I got ill. I got the diagnose Poli Myositis, a musscle dissease. Al my mussles are inflamed. And last august I got another diagnose. Cancer. It's plaveicelcel carcinoma and treated with Chemo and radioation. So I've even less energy than the last years. Still I try to make something of my life and the blog is helping with surviving with some pleasure.

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