En­trant de­buts in heavy-duty com­mer­cial vehicle mar­ket


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Eicher Mo­tors, a joint ven­ture with the Volvo Group, un­veiled its Pro 6000 se­ries range at the Fu­tur­oad expo in Jo­han­nes­burg re­cently as part of its model ex­pan­sion.

This, ac­cord­ing to the com­pany, marks the en­try of the brand into the high-po­ten­tial heavy-duty com­mer­cial vehicle mar­ket in SA.

The newly launched range con­sists of the Pro 6016 16-tonne gross vehicle mass (GVM) heavy duty freight car­rier with an eight-tonne pay­load and the Pro 6025T (10m³) 6x4 25tonne GVM heavy duty con­struc­tion tip­per.

The Pro 6000 se­ries aims to set a new bench­mark of ef­fi­ciency and pro­duc­tiv­ity in its seg­ment, the com­pany says.

Volvo Eicher Com­mer­cial Ve­hi­cles (VECV) brings to­gether the Volvo Group’s global ex­per­tise and technology with the en­gi­neer­ing and claimed fuel ef­fi­ciency of Eicher. To­gether with a grow­ing net­work in SA, Eicher says it is ush­er­ing in “the pro league of truck­ing”.

Tak­ing one step for­ward to­wards its vi­sion of “in­te­grat­ing global technology with lo­cal com­mer­cial trans­porta­tion ecosys­tems”, Eicher brings in trucks pow­ered by en­gines de­signed and de­vel­oped in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Volvo Group.


These are man­u­fac­tured in an en­gine plant in In­dia, which not only man­u­fac­tures Euro 3/4 heavy-duty en­gines, but also sup­plies Euro 6-com­pli­ant base en­gines in­ter­na­tion­ally to the Volvo Group.

“The Eicher Pro 6000 Se­ries marks a mile­stone in jour­ney of Eicher Trucks in SA, en­ter­ing the heavy duty com­mer­cial vehicle in­dus­try,” says Suren­der Singh, vice-pres­i­dent and coun­try head, VECV SA.

“The Eicher Pro 6000 Se­ries is the range of next-gen­er­a­tion heavy-duty trucks that of­fer class-lead­ing fuel ef­fi­ciency, su­pe­rior up­time and en­hanced driver com­fort, safety and ef­fi­ciency through var­i­ous cabin fea­tures and in­tel­li­gent sys­tems.

“The trucks have un­der­gone rig­or­ous en­durance and per­for­mance test­ing for more than 100,000km in SA.

“To­gether with strong sup­port so­lu­tions, the new se­ries prom­ises to de­liver max­i­mum life­time prof­itabil­ity to the cus­tomer and fast-track their busi­ness growth,” Singh says.

The trucks will meet the needs of most mar­ket seg­ments across haulage, dis­tri­bu­tion, con­struc­tion, in­dus­trial, courier and per­ish­ables, Singh says.

Eicher Mo­tors launched its new Pro 6000 mod­els at Fu­tur­oad.

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