Nissan Diesel Condor

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Nissan Diesel Condor
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Overview
Manufacturer Nissan Diesel (1975-2010)
UD Trucks Corporation (2010-Present)
Also called Ford MK/LK/PW (AUS)
Production 1975-present
Body and chassis
Class Truck
Body style Truck (standard cab (Worldwide), crew cab (Australia only))
Powertrain
Transmission Nissan (manual), Aisin (automatic)

The Nissan Diesel Condor (kana:日産ディーゼル・コンドル) is a line of medium-duty commercial vehicle produced by Nissan Diesel (now UD Trucks), first introduced in 1975. The range was primarily available in other big-size and mid-size trucks.

Most mid-size and big-size models of the truck are distinguishable by a front 'Condor' badge, but the common Nissan Diesel or UD badge is usually used on the rear.

In the United States, where it is sold as an UD, its principal competitors are Bering MD, Mitsubishi Fuso FK, Chevrolet W-Series, GMC W-Series, and the Isuzu F-Series. Its Japanese market competitors are Mitsubishi Fuso Fighter, Isuzu Forward, and Hino Ranger. In 2011 a new generation Condor MK/LK was introduced, and from now on the UD name is used in all markets, rather than Nissan Diesel.

First Generation (1975–1983)[edit]

The first Condor appeared in 1975. Two types of engine ED6 (a swirl chamber) and FD6T (a direct injection, with turbo). Turbo engine car is referred to as the "Condor GF", it had been standard equipped with power steering and cooler. At the same time, medium-sized to share a part of the power train and chassis bus RM90 have also been announced. In 1979 it minor changed from ED6 to FD6, from an emissions regulations, cab design is also changed. In 1981, it changed to new "NISSAN DIESEL" emblem in the front part is changed. The Condor 6 of 6t product class was also released. Engraved "UD" was found in the center portion of the front wheel in the Condor primary.

Second Generation (1983–1993)[edit]

The second generation Condor launched in 1983 following emissions compliance. Changes the engine FE6 type in some improvement in 1984. In 1988, it minor changed to the front grille, with Condor S was added, and in 1989 it introduces ABS. In 1990 the first year of Heisei emissions compliance on its Condor range. In China, the Condor CM series is marketed as the Dongfeng EQ2102.

Third Generation (1993–2011)[edit]

In 1993 the third generation of the Condor range was introduced as the Fine Condor, and in 1994 it added 4WD package. Minor changes included exhaust emission regulations in 1994 and in 1995 the Condor SS ultra-lightweight specifications was added. In addition, the CNG vehicles on its Condor range, and soon after, in 1997 it added PW (with 10 tons) and a short cab Condor Z, does similar to Condor S is out of print and accordingly. Also the same year, It adopted a shock absorbing steering. Low-floor 4WD was also added. From a 1998 exhaust emission regulations in 1999 other than 10-ton Condor PW.

On 26 January 2000, the Allison 5-speed steel automatic transmission and setting the vehicles added in the Condor range.

On 15 March the MK series features a carbon fiber composite material using a wing body and set the vehicle. Weight of 250 kg is attained as compared with the conventional aluminum wing vehicle and achieve maximum loading capacity 4000 kg. It minor change came in May 2000, Previously adopted the inverted trapezoidal large front grille, which is employed in the CNG vehicles, car design has also been renewed. In addition to the wide-cabin vehicles, new standard cabin vehicle is added, ABS and driver's seat SRS on all models the air bag is equipped.

In May 2004 the Hino J07E / J08E change to the engine in order to meet 2003 exhaust emission regulations, CI was also changed. On 7 April 2006, As an option the 5-speed automatic transmission in the cargo system, garbage disposal system of CNG vehicles to be equipped with a J08C type engine.

In June 2008 it improved a medium-sized license corresponding the GVW 11-ton truck was added.

Fourth generation (2010–present)[edit]

In April 2010, it preceding of the original third generation announced the development of the 8 ton class model PK series from the fourth generation, following name its change to UD Trucks in February 2010. It was introduced in Japan, it plans to sell in the US and other markets.[1]

On 23 August 2010 the 9-ton PK series and 12-ton PW series were introduced while other models continue selling the third generation.

The majority of the cab of the parts, the engine of development and production house GH7 engine is equipped. The first time adopted the urea SCR system to Quon the "FLENDS (Friends)" in Condor, NOx is reduced. At the same time, comply with the post-new long-term exhaust gas regulations. Car name font has also been redesigned to the same design "Condor" and Quon. On November 22 the new 8-ton PK series is added. In July 2011 it upgraded MK series, with a 5 and 6 tons class and LK 4 ton class trucks equipped with the GH5 and GH7 engines.

Lineup[edit]

UD 2300 LP (Nissan Diesel Condor) ice cream delivery trucks

Japan[edit]

Nissan Diesel Condor CP200
  • CM
  • MK215 hh
  • LK
  • PK
  • PW
  • CPB87N
  • CMF87L
  • SP215NSB

US & Canada[edit]

  • UD 1300
  • UD 1400
  • UD 1800
  • UD 2000
  • UD 2300, DH, LP
  • UD 2600
  • UD 2800
  • UD 3000
  • UD 3300

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Press Information: UD Trucks Releases All-New Condor MK/LK series". UD Trucks. 2011-07-11. Archived from the original on 2012-02-03. 

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