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.

Commercial Vehicle - - COVER STORY -

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...

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