VE Commercial Vehicles Limited (VECV) launched the new Eicher Pro
6000 series next generation heavy-duty trucks on January 20, 2015 in New Delhi.
The Pro 6000 series of Eicher trucks include the Pro 6031 (31TGVW 8X2), Pro
6025 (25TGVW6x2) haulage trucks and Pro 6025T (25T GVW6X4) tipper truck. The
Pro 6000 series heavy-duty trucks are an addition to Eicher’s line-up of next
generation trucks which will help them consolidate and build on their market
share which has seen a slight fall from FY 2013.
The Eicher Pro 6000 series trucks represent the synergistic manufacturing
and development between the Volvo Group and Eicher Motors. At the launch of the
new Eicher Pro 6000 series, Philippe Divry, Senior Vice President, Volvo group
and VECV board member said, “Volvo Group & Eicher Motors came together in
2008 with a vision to modernise the Indian commercial vehicle industry and
today we present the most professional, holistic and progressive approach to
Indian trucking, the Eicher Pro 6000 series. Volvo Group’s world-class
technology and Eicher Motor’s frugal cost expertise and management have led to
the creation of a range which will set a new benchmark among customers with
high demands on profitability and driver effectiveness”. VE Commercial Vehicles
has invested over Rs. 2000 crores in the development and R&D of the new
trucks which are being launched and the ones to come in the future. Divry also
added “With the launch of the Pro Series of trucks by Eicher, our strategy to
expand in Asia and other growth markets gets further strengthened.”
Vinod Aggarwal, Chief Executive Officer, VE Commercial Vehicles
Limited said “The launch of Eicher Pro 6000 series is a significant milestone
Eicher’s journey to becoming a strong player of the commercial vehicle
industry, especially for the heavy duty segment”. Speaking about the product
Aggarwal also stated that “The Pro 6000 Series is a range of next-generation
heavy duty trucks which offer best-in-class fuel efficiency, higher
productivity and a host of modern and intelligent features”.
A K Birla, Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing and
Aftermarket, Eicher Trucks, Buses and Engines, VECV said “We are positive that
the new Pro 6000 series trucks will help consolidate our position in the
heavy-duty trucks segment”.
The Eicher Pro 6000 series has been developed while keeping
customers at the centre of the product development process. Eicher Pro 6000 series
VEDX5 uses a 5 litre engine while the VEDX8 uses an 8 litre engine which has
been designed in collaboration with the Volvo Group. The VEDX5 also uses Volvo
Group’s new generation Engine Management System (EMS 3.0) for better fuel
efficiency. The Pro 6000 Series has on board telematics (Eicher Live), fuel
coaching and a cruise control as well. Another useful feature which Eicher
Motors has added onto the Pro 6000 Series is an advanced on board diagnostics systems
that enable owners and manufacturers to take a proactive approach towards the
maintenance of the truck. The diagnostic system gives fault indicators to
drivers through visual signals, messages and alarms. Eicher Motors is also
offering the Eicher service network which ensures preventive and corrective
maintenance of the truck. The new Pro 6000 Series trucks have an ultramodern
truck cabin which has been ergonomically designed with state-of-the-art
features for a comfortable driving experience and improved driver efficiency.
The sleeper cabin provides an efficient workspace for drivers as well.
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