~ All new Pro 6049 with 250 HP set to modernise the tractor segment ~ ~ Introduces Pro 6041 - India’s first 41 tonnage rigid truck ~

Mumbai - Eicher Trucks & Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles Limited, introduced two new heavy duty trucks, taking its vision of modernising commercial transportation further. Riding on the success of its Pro 6000 series, the Company launched the technologically superior two new trucks Eicher Pro 6049 and Eicher Pro 6041 in the 49 Ton and 41 Ton categories respectively.

The new tractor trailer - Eicher Pro 6049 offers customers a choice to upgrade to a more modern and efficient truck addressing the mass market for variety of applications in 6x4 tractor category. It has been designed to deliver optimum performance and peak power at 250 HP keeping customer profitability in mind. It manifests the prowess of the Eicher Pro 6000 series and offers a refined trucking experience with the superior VEDX BS IV SCR engine, newly designed ergonomics and robust Eicher aggregates for best in-class fuel efficiency. The all new Eicher Pro 6049 is a unique combination of modernization and cost efficiency.

Eicher Pro 6041 is India’s first 41 tonnage rigid haulage truck and offers a payload advantage of 3.5 ton over a 37 tonnage truck. The vehicle is powered by VEDX8 engine, which is the biggest and the most fuel efficient engine available in the category. At 250 HP and 950 Nm torque, the engine delivers the highest power and torque combination in its segment. Pro 6041 is also the first vehicle in its segment to get an overdrive gearbox for higher top speed and better mileage. The product is a revolutionary breakthrough in the trucking industry, to meet growing demand in high value applications. Commenting on the development, Vinod Aggarwal, MD & CEO, VE Commercial Vehicles said, “The commercial vehicle industry in India is very dynamic and going through a lot of transformation with migration to more productive and higher tonnage trucks. With the implementation of GST and better road infrastructure, this migration is only going to become more pronounced. At VECV, it has been our vision to drive modernisation and the launch of two new trucks with better technology is in line with this vision.”

Mr Aggarwal further added, “These trucks - Eicher Pro 6049 and pro 6041 are designed to maximize business profitability while optimizing on the overall cost efficiency. Both these trucks boast of class leading fuel efficiency and industry first features like revolutionary “Mbooster +” technology that optimizes acceleration through multi-mode system, Volvo Group Engine Management System EMS 3.0 for precise fuel injection, a power packed and reliable driveline, Intelligent Driver Information System (IDIS) with unique “Fuel Coaching” feature for real time fuel efficiency improvements, state-of the- art “Eicher Live” telematics, and host of other value added offerings, thus bringing improvement to all key transportation elements like Fuel Efficiency, Productivity, Uptime and Safety.”