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Daimler to enlarge BS-VI BharatBenz portfolio with 8 new launches

New Delhi: Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) on Wednesday launched eight new products in its BharatBenz range of commercial vehicles including six trucks and two buses. All of these new vehicles are equipped with the latest user-centric design elements and features, the company said in a statement.

Daimler's Indian subsidiary has introduced six new trucks called the BSafe Express (Reefer Vaccine Transport Truck), 1917R, 4228R Tanker, 1015R +, 42T M-Cab, and 2,828 construction vehicles. The company said the two new BharatBenz buses to hit the road are the 1017 variant with a wide body with a capacity of up to 50 seats and the available 1624 chassis with equivalent suspension.

Additionally, COVID-19 prevention features are available across the range, including infection-resistant cloth seats, safety kits, and mist sterilizers, DICV added.

Satyakam Arya, MD, and CEO, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles, said, “In today’s rapidly-changing environment, it is vital to meet the dynamic needs of society. With this in mind, we proudly introduce BharatBenz’s expanded new range with special COVID-prevention features. Both new and current customers will be delighted by our updated portfolio offering the industry’s best TCO, as well as our new loyalty program designed to reward the customers for their trust placed in brand BharatBenz.”

Based on Profit + technology, the BS-VI range of Bharat Benz trucks provide the best fuel efficiency, superior safety and comfort, unparalleled reliability, low maintenance costs, and connected trucks and buses, the company claims. With an investment of over Rs 500 crore, the company has developed new parts and facilities for BS-VI.

Daimler India has its plant in Orgadama, near Chennai, where it produces trucks from 9 to 55 tons, as well as BharatBenz buses, Mercedes-Benz buses, and bus chassis.

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