Eicher’s new BS VI truck and bus range promises reduced fuel costs, improved productivity

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 03 Mar 2020

VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) unveiled its entire BS VI range of trucks and buses across 4.9- 55 tonne tagged with Eicher’s innovative BS VI solution - Eutech6. The BS VI trucks and buses boast of higher fuel efficiency and duty-cycle based SCR solutions for high reliability and low maintenance.

Leveraging the Euro 6 expertise of over 6 years, the new range will feature an efficient and reliable exhaust after-treatment system (EATS) and engine technology tested for over 5.6 million km.

The new platform combines VECV’s Euro 6 expertise with reliable engine technology and fuel-efficient driveline. It also features enhanced Uptime - a proposition to ensure efficient upgrade to BS VI with 24x7 uptime support and higher profitability for the customer’s business.

Speaking on the Eutech6 launch, Vinod Aggarwal, managing director and CEO, VE Commercial Vehicles said, “In line with our vision towards modernising commercial transportation, Eicher’s new BS VI offering takes a lead in providing the most comprehensive & innovative solution for our customers. Our efficient and reliable BSVI engine technology is backed by over 6 years of experience of supplying Euro 6 base engines to the Volvo Group. Coupled with this, our new Uptime solution is aimed at ensuring a differentiated aftersales experience for our customers.”

The uptime centre at Pithampur will offer service support with a team of diagnostic experts offering remote diagnostics, predictive diagnostics and specialised field support to all BS VI Eicher vehicles. This is in addition to the 24x7 Eicher on-road service (EOS) to provide highway assistance across the country.

The company has added new competence development centres and mobile training facilities to cater to the need of strengthening the ecosystem, taking the total to 18 such training delivery points. In addition, ‘Uptime Enablement’ of all workshops in the network is progressing to ensure the availability and adequacy of people, process and infrastructure to work effectively and deliver a superior uptime to customers in the BS VI environment.

Aggarwal added that,“Eutech6 solution will not only reduce fuel costs but will significantly improve productivity for our customers with new uptime solutions. Our extensive competence development program for technicians in our dealer network and for drivers of our customers will ensure seamless transition to BS VI across India.”

Eicher had unveiled India’s first BS VI offering in June 2019 with introduction of new-generation Pro2000 series and deliveries have already started in select markets and the entire new range of trucks and buses will be available throughout the country starting this month.