Daimler Truck’s subsidiary Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) held a sneak preview for selected Indian journalists revealing the new BharatBenz heavy-duty truck. „The trucks are based on existing Daimler commercial vehicle platforms. Indian specialists developed the trucks for the local market, where they are also built,” said Andreas Renschler, Daimler AG board member responsible for Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses.
“This is the most effective way for us to participate in the growth of India’s volume segment. Our product range focuses on quality, reliability, and efficiency and particularly targets the modern domestic segment, which shows huge growth potential and reflects the growing demands of Indian customers,” Renschler added. On March 2 2012 BharatBenz will unveil its entire truck lineup in the 6 to 49-ton range. While trial production has started, the final inauguration of its 400-acre plant near Chennai is expected by April.