Giti Tyres Big Test
 February 2021     UD TRUCKS QUON CG32-460 8x4   Story Dave McLeod Photos Gerald Shacklock

Giti Tyres Big Test -Missin Nissan returns

When UD Trucks (aka Nissan) dropped an 8x4 option from its New Zealand model lineup, it gave lots of customers no choice but to go elsewhere.

That, even in a small market like ours (or maybe moreso, because every sale counts), can be a persuasive way of influencing head office.

And so it’s apparently been with the missing UD/Nissan twin-steer, as Kiwi UD brand manager John Gerbich freely concedes: When the decision was made to exit the 470-horsepower/350 kilowatts 8x4 from the...

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