Bharat Benz rolls out first set of all-new commercial vehicles in India
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- 02:54 pm, September 26, 2012
Based on Mercedes-Benz Axor platform, the new heavy duty trucks are said to be more economical than the competition.
The Indian commercial vehicle segment is all set to witness some interesting action now that Daimler AG, world’s top truck maker has rolled out its first set of trucks under the Bharat Benz brand name.
The three heavy duty models – 2523R, 3123R and 2523C are now commercially available through a number of state-of-the art dealerships. The 2523R and the 3123 R fall have been specifically designed for the transport segment while the 2523C is for the construction purpose. The 2523 range is priced between Rs 15.7 to 17.2 lakh while the 3123 range costs between Rs 18.7 to 20.2 lakh.
These three models are first among the range of 17 models that Bharat Benz will eventually launch over the next 17 months. Based on the Mercedes-Benz Axor platform, these heavy duty trucks are powered by a 230PS, 6-cylinder diesel engine. The company says these new models have been developed to offer class leading performance and economy and that these trucks boast 10 per cent better fuel economy in comparison to existing products in the market.
According to the company, the dealerships are already set up in South and Western regions of the country while facilities in the north and the eastern regions will be operational in the coming weeks.
First Published on 02:54 pm, September 26, 2012
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