BharatBenz launched its
all-new BS IV heavy-duty truck range in New Delhi and NCR. The trucks meet the
new BS-IV emission standards and are introduced at the price level of the
brand's earlier BS-III trucks. It includes the three product families of
haulage trucks, construction trucks, and tractors.
Rajaram Krishnamurthy, Vice
President, Marketing and Sales, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd.
(DICV) said, “Delhi and NCR remains one of BharatBenz’s key focus markets. With
our all-new BharatBenz heavy-duty trucks, we aim to convince many additional
customers in the region – thanks to our best-in-class ‘profit technology’
package of productivity, efficiency and safety with BSIV emission norms.”
The BharatBenz product range
of trucks above 9 to 49 tonnes has been available as BS-IV variants since
August 2015. Even before the transition to the BS-IV standard on 1st April
2017, more than 1,000 BharatBenz BS-IV trucks had been delivered to customers
and clocked up more than 42,00,000 kilometres. Feedback collected from these
early customers has been very positive: besides the further improved fuel
economy and lower maintenance costs, customers appreciate the fact that
BharatBenz BS-IV vehicles also work with BS-III fuel, if required.
BharatBenz BS-IV vehicles meet
the upgraded norms using a system based on SCR technology proven in hundreds of
thousands of Daimler commercial vehicles in many markets for over a decade.
DICV had tested this technology in Indian operating conditions for over a
million kilometres before starting to roll it out to customers in 2015.
The SCR technology uses an
aqueous urea-based fluid called AdBlue, which is sprayed into the exhaust
stream to break down dangerous nitrogen oxides emissions into harmless nitrogen
and water. AdBlue consumption is only a fraction of fuel consumption, so refill
intervals are fewer. Adblue is available nationwide at all BharatBenz
dealerships and other outlets.
Smart features in these trucks
include cruise control for fatigueless driving, LED accented lamp and dual
chamber head lamp for better visibility, Reverse camera / display to cover
blind spots (standard in the premium variant), Tubeless tyres for higher
stability and tire life, Air-conditioning to keep the driver fit and alert
(optional equipment) and Fuel theft protection device. Other key safety features like crash-tested
steel cabins and Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) have been standard on
BharatBenz trucks since the brand’s market launch in 2012 already.
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