There are a number of myths that have been surrounding commercial vehicles when they go through newer emission norms for example the transition from BSII to BSIII. With the new BSIV emission norms implemented for vehicles of each segment including commercial vehicles, BharatBenz has introduced a new range of commercial vehicles compliant with BSIV emission norms. According to the company, the transition from BSII to BSIII also brought in higher maintenance, lower fuel efficiency and higher initial cost. As per BharatBenz, the new BSIV trucks are lower on maintenance as well as mileage wherein a commercial vehicle operator would benefit.
Rajaram Krishnamurthy, Vice President, Marketing and Sales Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV) said, “Delhi and NCR remains one of BharatBenz’s key focus markets. With our all-new BharatBenz heavy-duty trucks, we aim to convince many additional customers in the region – thanks to our best-in-class ‘profit technology’ package of productivity, efficiency and safety with BSIV emission norms.”
In order to enhance the safety quotient, the new heavy-duty trucks will be offered with ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) as a standard fitment. Cruise control, reverse parking camera, tubeless tyres and an air-conditioned cabin.
With the introduction of the new BSIV emission norms, commercial vehicles as well as two wheeler segment were the worst hit due to existing inventory of BSIII vehicles. While some companies took back the inventory from their dealers, some dealers offered heavy discounts on their existing BSIII models.