India’s third largest heavy commercial vehicle manufacturer Asia MotorWorks (AMW), which has redefined the Indian trucking industry with its feature-rich and value-priced trucks, is now moving to the next level by showcasing its next generation models at the Auto Expo 2012.
AMW has unveiled the next generation 4928 TR tractor, 2528 TP tipper and a luxurious new front engine bus called MAGNUS at the Auto Expo on January 6, 2012. Also on display is a new 37 tonne, 10*4, five axle, haulage truck called the 3723 HL, which is a first of its kind vehicle in the country.
These new generation models will complement the existing range of trucks and have been developed indigenously by AMW. They showcase the company’s increasing expertise in product development and set new benchmarks in terms of aesthetics, features, performance, comfort and safety in the Indian CV market.
The new generation 4928 TR is a 49 ton tractor that features a striking new cabin and is powered by a state of the art, 267hp, common-rail, electronically controlled, Cummins diesel engine, mated to a nine-speed Eaton gearbox. The 4928 TR will have a multitude of applications including the movement of container cargo across the upgraded Indian highway network.
AMW, which has a 26% share in the 25 Ton and above Tipper segment, is set to strengthen its position in this segment with the unveiling of its new generation 2528 TP model. It features a new cabin, and is powered by a state of the art, 267hp, common-rail, electronically controlled, Cummins diesel engine, mated to a nine-speed ZF gearbox. The model is aimed at the mining and construction segments and will also meet deep mining requirements as they evolve across the country. It offers excellent driving comfort and increased productivity to owners.
The ultra-modern air-conditioned cabin on both models is offered in day and night trim, which is on display at the Expo. It meets global standards of aesthetics, safety and ergonomics and was styled by Stile Bertone in Italy, which is a world leader in automotive styling and design. With a length of 2307mm, width of 2435mm and height of 2913mm, it is one of the largest cabins in the market.
The cabin is also fully suspended to ensure stability and ride comfort and it has the largest capacity of in-cab storage in the class. Apart from its striking size and shape, which matches any contemporary European truck, the cabin also features an LED screen for entertainment, GPS navigation system, and sleeping berths for the driver in the night cabin version.
AMW also announced its intention to enter the bus market with the unveiling of its luxurious new MAGNUS model. This 14.3 metre long inter-city bus will offer a host of comfort features to ensure a stress-free journey and take on established competitors at the very top of the bus market in India.