Croner PKE


The new Croner. Ahead of time.
Go the extra mile with the truck that makes every moment count.


Croner is named after Chronos, the god of time in Greek mythology, because it saves you time – and that saves you money. It means more time on the road and less time in the workshop. So you and your customers stay happy longer.

Croner is built to save your business time with a host of features – adding up minutes, hours and days saved with reliability to keep you running on the road for years.

Croner saves you days with service intervals longer than the industry standard. And hours upon hours with smart aftersales support, driver training, and accessible parts that give you faster maintenance. With a comfortable cab, high torque UD engines and our best-ever fuel efficiency, Croner makes every moment count on every run you make.

Croner keeps your business moving on time, every time. With maximized productivity and minimized downtime, it’ll deliver satisfaction to you – and your customers –
for years, no matter what the task.

General Specifications

Axle Configuration 4×2
GVW 16t – 17t
Engine GH8E
Power 250Hp(186kW); 280Hp(209kW)
Torque Nm 950; 1050
Transmission 9-speed MT; 6-speed AT
GVW/GCW 16t-17t
Brake type Full air braking system, automatic slack adjuster, spring-based parking brakes, exhaust brake system
ECS Euro3
Usage Cargo; Dump

Wide range of choices to keep every type of business on schedule

Croner is a versatile medium-duty truck platform you can rely on. Croner will get the job done faster, better and safer than ever before.

Catering for medium-heavy duty usage with a powerful 6-cylinder engine for regional, long haul and heavier load.

GVW 16T – 17T
Engine (GH8E)

  • 250hp/186kw (Euro-3)
  • 280hp/209kw (Euro-3)


  • Manual 9-Speed
  • Automatic 6-Speed


  • 2.3m Sleeper

Flexible cabin layout

PKE has a 2.3-meter wide sleeper cab.
• The sleeper cab improves driver comfort and efficiency on long-and medium-haul drives.

Flexible, powerful driveline

The new 8-liter engine, powered by UD Trucks’ advanced technology, combine reliability with top class performance. Delivering high torque from low rev with flat torque curves, this modern engine provides:

  • Better pulling power and easier driving.
  • Improved fuel efficiency.
  • Extended maintenance intervals.
  • Longer life of the engine.


UD Trucks Croner manual and automatic gearboxes for 5L engine

Robust manual and automatic transmissions

All Croner models come with a choice of reliable and durable manual and automatic transmissions.
• The manual 9-speed transmission is robust and durable, and able to cope with the toughest demands in various operation conditions.
• The highly reliable automatic transmissions, optimized for on road logistics and garbage compactors, are factory installed and available for all models.