Fist mid-size low floor EV bus in KoreaBase model is from SKYWELL, Chinese bus makerHomologation is started and goal to launch before end of 2018KEVCOOP is cooperative of Korean car industry companies and they showed up mid-size low floor ev bus as first time in Korea. DPECO is one of members from KEVCOOP and DPECO was lead this project from the beginning. CEO of bus companies invited on the ceremony and they get lot of impression from the model.■ ‘HU-SKY HS85’, first mid-size low floor ev busNew model is named as ‘HU-SKY HS85’ and it developed from base model from SKYELL, one of the famous Chinese bus maker. Length is 8.5M and adopted LFP battery. It also installed motor from Prestolie, USA brands and other global major parts distributor is used. ‘HU-SKY HS85’ can drive 140km per one charge and 129kWh of battery storage. Relatives said “We have plan to launch before end of this year. It is 1st mid-size low floor bus in Korea and we hope it can help disables who using public transportation. Hu-SKY HS85 is also ev bus, so bus company will get benefits from operating ev bus and subsidy also can expect from local governments.”For now, ‘HU-SKY HS85’ can get almost 600,000 USD of subsidy from government for adoption of ev bus and from 2020, can estimated get another 600,000 USD of subsidy for adoption of low floor city bus.
Nwerly launched 9.1m / 8.8m high power 14t truck on Sept.Increase load space and output, maximize profit for userTATA Daewoo newly launched new model called ‘New-Prima’ truck in Korea on September, 2018. TATA is currently focus on cargo truck market and consistently launched new line up on segments.They launched new 8.8m cargo truck, ‘Prima’ on last October and this time, launched ‘Prima High power’ truck which extended cargo box into 9.1m. According to changing situation of cargo truck market, ‘Prima high power’ model adopted chassis and axle from large size model and it make maximize capability of transportation. Also installed sleeper cab. ‘Prima high power’ is suitable for heavy weight transporter with needed high horse power such as wing-body cargo truck and tanker. Convenient options are also can be supported same as flagship models like 25t cargo. 8.8m cargo truck
Aggressive marketing with ‘A/S policy’ beside the ‘high quality’ISUZU, one of famous global commercial vehicle manufacturer now focus on Korean market with their own 3.5t model ‘ELF’ truck.It is been just a one year since ISUZU has launched in Korean market and still now, it can be estimated as successful.Curo Motors, domestic dealer in Korea, has expand A/S policy to support extended sales numbers and heighten quality of service. As a part of such policy, Curo Motors carried out ‘2018 summer service camp’ promotion inclusive support free inspection event on nationwide. Besides with policy, Curo Motors established 17 places of Service center on major logistics base within a year.Mr. Min Byeong-Kwan, CEO of Curo Motors, said “We will keep on focus to support our customers which are keep on increasing. We also have plan to expand our service networks for customer’s satisfaction and maintain optimal performance on customer’s vehicle.”
Showed up 1.5t commercial van and 3.5t chassis modelSales price is from $47,000 to $57,000Plan to launch 3.5t van and mini bus model on 2019IVECO, famous commercial vehicle brand from Italy finally launched own commercial van line up ‘New Daily’ in Korea on 4th of September, 2018.CNH Industrial Korea, Korean branch of Iveco had ceremony for launching event on Incheon, Korea.CNH Industrial Korea now has a mid-size commercial vehicle line up with other models such as tractor, dump truck and mid-size cargo truck. It can be helpful to spread IVECO’s influence on Korean commercial vehicle market.‘New Daily’ is a famous commercial van model in global and showed up as first time on 2016 in Europe. Korean model is 3rd generation model.In Korea, it showed up as 1.5t commercial van model and 3.5t chassis can possible to modify into variety of commercial specially equipped vehicle.‘New Daily’ has options for wheel base 4.100mm and 4,350mm and also can choose between manual transmission and automatic transmission.Company officials said they will release double cap model in the future and has a plan to launch 3.5t commercial van and mini bus until end of next year.8-speed automatic transmission ‘Hi-Matic’, which first applied on same level
Volvo now has largest number of A/S center among the imported brandsRecently, Volvo truck Korea has open ceremony on their 30th A/S center in Kwang-yang city on 24th of August.New A/S center will offer called as ‘one-stop service’ from general repair to painting. Mr. Kim, Young Jae, CEO of Volvo truck Korea said “New A/S center is opened for response customer’s needs which increasing in south reign. Volvo truck Korea will keep focus on customer’s benefit and offering high quality of service.”Volvo truck Korea has been offer night time maintenance service since 2016 and it is first time among the truck brands in Korea. Now Volvo truck Korea provide night time maintenance service on 13 A/S networks in Korea.
Test on 40km length of highway including keep on track, passage tunnelProved Hyundai can make 3rd level of technologyDeveloping crowd driving and fully autonomous driving technologyHyundai succeed on test autonomous driving system on commercial vehicle. It is first time to tried in Korea. This test is carried out on 40km length of highway using with 4oT of Hyundai trailer truck. Test has been processed according to level 3 regulation from SAE(American Society of Automotive Engineers).Level 3 has standards with possible to avoid obstacles and keep on driving track during the operation. Driver can intervene when critical danger situation.Hyundai has test with actual transportation materials for considering in real situation. Test has been successfully operated including keep on driving track and change track, recognition of movement of vehicles in front and stopping ability depending on change of traffic environments. During the test truck has been keep on speed limit on 90km/h.Company officials said “We proved we can make logistics innovation with this technology. We expect level 4 autonomous driving technology also can be achieved in soon.”Hyundai announced will develop crowd driving technology until 2020.
Van and chassis type model will show up from SeptemberRecruit local dealer for prepare to launchCHN Industrial Korea, which importer and seller of IVECO in Korea, announced recruit local dealers for ‘New Daily’ start to sell from September.‘New Daily’ is widely known commercial van model from IVECO on global as ‘Daily’ and second generation model of it. ‘New Daily’ is been sold on global from 2014 and it is first time to show up in Korea.Korean model is certified Euro6 type C emission and adopt 180hp ‘F1C E6’ Engine, ZF automatic transmission. ‘New daily’ will show up in 2 type: commercial van model and chassis cap model can renovate to specially equipped vehicle. CNH Industrial Korea officials said “’New daily’ is already proved reliability and merchantability from the global, so we have confident it can be successfully launch in Korea.”
From 410hp to 580hp, 7 type of Dump, 11 type of Cargo truck showed up Swedish brands Scania introduced ‘All-New Scania’ line up at Dong-tan service center in Korea on 25th of July. Scania will start to sale in Korea from now on.All-New Scania models are 7 type of 22.5t dump truck and 11 type of Cargo truck and they have different cabin type such as P, G, R, S. Engine power also can be chosen from 410hp to 580hp.On the event, the new CEO of Scania Korea introduced to the public and had performance to deliver the key shape statue. Dong-tan service center, which ceremony has hold, is established by almost 19million$ of investment and it is largest investment by history of Scania Korea. This facility is operating from May 2018.
2,209 units until May, Domestic brands drop 17.9% than 2017Volvo truck achieved 10% of market share on newly registeredCargo truck registered 5,000~6000 units per a year. For large-size truck, (over 9t, up to 8l engine) has recorded 2,209 units until May, 2018. It is reduced records 17.9% compare with same period on 2017.Market share for domestic brands are shrunk 26%, but imported brands grow 6.1% than same period of last year. Among the brands, only MAN grow over 2 times than last year.
Focused on ‘High performance’, ‘long driving distance’, ‘rapid charging’Better environmental convenience than other clean energy vehiclesAs the air prolusion is becoming more seriously, clean energy commercial vehicles are highly focused in Korea recently. Not just for EV vehicles and Hydrogen electric vehicles, NGV and CNG truck technology is developing lead by government. LNG tractor will be supplied as initial project in soon, technology which conversion diesel engine to natural gas engine on 5t models, LNG bus is also developing can drive in long distance. High performance, long driving distanceThe reason focused on natural gas commercial vehicle especially on large size is it has high performance and long driving distance. It can make difference with other clean energy vehicles such as LPG, EV and Hydrogen. In Europe, natural gas commercial vehicles are already showed up by IVECO and Volvo truck.In Korea, TATA Daewoo will have a test for high power LNG tractor from this July. CNG cleaner truck and CNG parcel service truck will also have demonstrative operation in soon.Industry official said “considering current technology level, EV and Hydrogen commercial vehicles are hard to expand because of high cost even with government subsidy. It will be more convenience adopt natural gas commercial vehicles start from large size commercial vehicles which discharge more exhaust gas.”