Eicher Trucks and Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd, recently unveiled India’s first BS VI compliant range of Eicher Pro 2000 series of light-duty trucks. The new range of trucks will expand the light-duty portfolio of Eicher, is expected to address a wider range of applications and help enter new segments. The Pro 2000 series is designed with segment-specific customer needs to deliver higher profitability, with features for enhanced reliability, safety, comfort and efficiency.
The new range of Eicher Pro 2000 series comes with two new engine platforms, built to deliver best-in-class fuel efficiency and a range of power options, compliant with BS-VI emission standards. This new range has two new smart cabins developed for safe and comfortable driver operation in 1.8 m and 2.0 m configurations. These are equipped with new features such as touch-screen infotainment, Bluetooth and telematics connectivity. The new range will address the needs of the modern and smart businessman, not just in India but across the world.
The new range sets new benchmarks for driver safety. The ergonomically designed cabin offers a better turning radius, reduced NVH levels and comfortable driving environment. The Pro 2000 series will be equipped with Eicher Live, an advanced telematics solution for the business owners to manage trips, fuel and uptime of the range of vehicles. The Pro 2000 series offers best payload and comfort which makes this range ideal for the logistics and intra-city applications.
The two new variants- Eicher Pro 2049 and Eicher Pro 2095XP will be powered with industry best features. The Eicher Pro 2049 has been designed to cater to the last mile distribution with a 1.8m cabin. With a high legal payload of 2.7 tonne, dual mode m-booster technology and larger loading space, the mini truck offers the lowest turnaround time to ensure faster delivery. The Eicher Pro 2095XP offers the highest payload of 7.2 tonne in the category and comes with five cargo body options across 14.1, 17.6, 19, 20 and 21.5 ft. The vehicle is a smart choice for a fleet owner, with infotainment and Bluetooth connectivity, better cabin comfort, telematics and fuel coaching – offering a car-like cabin experience.
Speaking at the launch, Vinod Aggarwal, MD & CEO, VE Commercial Vehicles said, “It is a moment of immense pride for us to usher the automotive industry into its next evolution with BS VI emission technology. We have always believed in investing rigorously in R&D to stay ahead in the industry by improving transportation efficiency and the Pro 2000 series is a testament to that mission. With a strong blend of technology and engineering innovations, we are yet again bringing in a new benchmark for the industry, offering our customers a radically differentiated experience in the CV space. We have a superior and long-standing expertise in manufacturing and exporting base engines for Euro VI requirements of the Volvo Group for the last six years. This extensive experience with Euro VI allows us the first mover advantage to deliver products engineered to cater to the new emission norms in the country. The select models that we unveiled will be fuelled by our two new BS VI engine platforms, equipped with all new state-of-the-art cabin and industry-first features.”
On Eicher Pro 2000 series, he further added, “We are leaders and innovators of the Indian LMD trucks market, and the new Eicher Pro 2000 series takes logistics and intra-city distribution to the next level, focusing on the driver and his comfort. We believe the winning combination of best-in-class fuel efficiency, better turnaround, more payload, superior cabin aggregates and a competitive price point will help reduce the operating costs for customers, resulting in higher profitability which makes the Eicher Pro 2000 series – Business ka Badshah.”
Meanwhile, the Eicher Pro 2000 series will also be available in BS IV range across all markets.