Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) today revealed the all-new BharatBenz range of heavy-duty, BS IV-compliant trucks. The range comprises three product families of haulage trucks, construction trucks and tractors. The manufacturer claims they deliver significantly better fuel economy as well as offer lower maintenance costs.
Speaking at the product launch in Chennai today, Erich Nesselhauf, MD and CEO, DICV, said: “Under the tagline of ‘Profit Technology’, we are introducing our all-new BharatBenz heavy-duty trucks designed to deliver the best-in-class package of productivity, efficiency and safety.”
Referring to the nationwide transition to new BS IV emission norms, he added: “Our entire portfolio of BharatBenz BS IV trucks comes at the price level of our BS III trucks.”
The BharatBenz range of trucks above 9 to 49 tonnes has been available as BS IV variants since August 2016, says DICV. By the end of March 2017, more than 1,000 trucks had been delivered to customers and have clocked over 42,000,000 kilometres. The company says feedback collected from these early customers has been very positive.
These trucks are using a system based on Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology proven in thousands of Daimler CVs in many overseas markets over a decade. DICV says it has tested this technology in Indian operating conditions for over a million kilometres. SCR uses an aqueous urea-based fluid called AdBlue, which is sprayed into the exhaust stream to break down dangerous nitrogen oxide emissions into harmless nitrogen and water. AdBlue consumption is only a fraction of fuel consumption, so refill intervals are fewer, says the company. AdBlue is available nationwide at all BharatBenz dealerships and other outlets.