ICV CARGO CARRIER OF THE YEAR
Nominees: a) Eicher Pro 1095 b) Eicher Pro 3014 c) Ashok Leyland Guru d) Tata Ultra 1518 d) BharatBenz 1014R Euro 5.
ICV cargo carriers are showing signs of growth. A good five nominations were received this year. A result of customer-centric approach that is also about blurring the boundaries between segments, ICVs are about technology, image, price and TCO. Part of the ‘hub and spoke’ transportation model that is continuing to evolve, ICVs are set to play an important role. They make modern and versatile cargo carriers that promise better value while being reliable and efficient. The winner in this space, the BharatBenz 1014R Euro 5 truck is reflective of its manufacturer’s pro-active nature. Employing a SCR exhaust after treatment, the truck, with a GVW of 10,600 kg, emits 40 per cent less NOx. Powered by a 140 hp, 3907cc diesel engine, the truck is aimed at urban usage where pollution levels can reach much higher than the stipulated value. Equipped with a six-speed transmission, the BharatBenz 1014R Euro 5 costs the same as a BSIV truck, and is modern and highly versatile.
WINNER: BHARATBENZ 1014R EURO 5 (L to R): Dr. Dhananjay Kumar, MD, Electric Vehicle Program, Thor Power Corporation, USA; Erich Nesselhauf, MD & CEO, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles; Ramesh Rajagopalan, VP – Customer Services, Daimler India...