Daimler subsidiary premieres all-new commercial vehicle portfolio for India

In News2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJanuary 30, 2020

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), Daimler‘s commercial vehicle subsidiary in India, this week showcased its all-new range of BharatBenz vehicles for the Indian market. On display were more than a dozen medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses, updated inside and out. 

“BharatBenz‘s new CV range offers Indian customers the solution they need for the future, setting new benchmarks for medium- and heavy-duty trucks with improved fuel efficiency, safety and connectivity,” said Satyakam Arya, MD and CEO, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles.

Just three years after the introduction of BSIV (Euro 4 equivalent) India will move to BSVI (Euro 6 equivalent) this year, skipping BSV entirely. The new BharatBenz range achieves BSVI compliance months ahead of the government‘s April 2020 deadline. DICV leveraged Daimler Trucks‘ global network of technological expertise to quickly and efficiently localise proven Euro 6 technologies for use in the Indian market. 

Apart from a new bold styling for its medium- and heavy-duty trucks, the all-new generation of BharatBenz CVs offers ‘ProfitTechnology+‘. This package of technologies and features ensures industry-leading fuel efficiency, safety, comfort and reliability for the benefit of Indian customers. 

Key among the new technologies showcased was the introduction of Daimler Truck Asia‘s telematics solutions ‘Truckonnect‘ and ‘Bus Connect‘ for BharatBenz products. These connectivity-enhancing services allow operators to track and analyse their vehicles in real time. The benefits of this include improved fleet and fuel management, reduced running costs, increased utilisation of assets and improved driver performance.