L -R: Vinod Sahay, CEO, Mahindra Truck and Bus, Mahindra & Mahindra receives the BS VI homologation certificate for its Blazo range of HCVs from Capt. Dr Rajendra B Saner-Patil, director of Central Institute of Road Transport (CIRT).
Mahindra Truck and Bus (MTB) today received the BS VI homologation certification for its Blazo X heavy commercial vehicle range from the Central Institute of Road Transport (CIRT). The safety and homologation division of CIRT, a joint initiative of the Ministry of Shipping & Transport & the Association of State Road Transport Undertakings (ASRTU) offers certification and homologation of motor vehicles as per Central Motor Vehicle 1989.
The Blazo X range comes with the company's FuelSmart technology and the comprises multi-axle rigid truck, tipper and tractor trailer, between 28- to 55-tonne GVW. The new BS VI generation of the Blazo X range will be equipped with Mahindra's iMAXX telematics technology, which is enabled with IoT, AI and machine learning capabilities. This the company says will give customers accurate and full visibility of their trucks and operations for maximising asset utilisation and minimising cost of operation.
Vinod Sahay, CEO, Mahindra Truck and Bus said, “The awarding of the certificate is a proud moment for us since it is the culmination of our efforts to ensure that our BS VI vehicles feature the same tried and trusted engine and aggregates with minimal change. This will enable our customers to focus on their businesses, rather than worrying about the new BS VI technology-related changes in their trucks. Going ahead, in BS VI era too, we will ensure that we stay ahead of the curve and provide higher earnings and hassle-free ownership experience to our customers”.
Capt. (Dr.) Rajendra B Saner-Patil, director, Central Institute of Road Transport said, “It’s a pleasure to complete the testing for certification for the Mahindra Blazo X BS VI series, comprising multi axle rigid truck, tipper, cargo and tractor trailer with capacities ranging between 28- to 55-tonne, in the stipulated time and issuing the first BS VI certificate in 2020 for Mahindra Blazo X HCV series. We wish good luck to Mahindra & Mahindra for their business plans.”
Mahindra Truck and Bus has always been at the forefront with innovations and has got the best-in-class technologies, leveraging the same tried and trusted mPower CRDe engine. Mahindra says it has adopted SCR, DOC, DPF and EGR technologies in the very same engine, so that when the trucks become BS VI compliant, the part level changes are kept to minimal. Hence customers can focus on their business without worrying about BS VI.
In addition, the company says it has used a Mid-NOx strategy with mild EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) to improve emissions consistency and reduce AdBlue or DEF consumption. With the new Blazo X range the Mahindra says it will ensure a cleaner environment and peace of mind when it comes to operating economics for the customers.
The BS VI trucks will continue to be supported by the company's service and spares network — over 153 3S dealership setups, 200 authorised service centres, a wide spares network of retail outlets, 34 strategically located Parts Plazas and 3 service corridors namely, Kashmir-Kanyakumari, Delhi-Mumbai and Kolkata-Chennai.