Eicher launches 2 new CNG variants in Eicher Pro Range
Date: 19 Jun 2018
Eicher Trucks & Buses,
part of VE Commercial Vehicles launched new variants for Eicher Pro 1000 series
in the CNG category in a bid to further strengthen its green energy portfolio.
Eicher introduced CNG in Eicher Pro 1049, which is one of its most successful
products in the Light and Medium Range.
Eicher also introduced another
CNG variant Eicher Pro 1059 in the 5 Ton LCV category. These new additions are
aimed to capture the last mile delivery segment of customers in the green corridor
of the Delhi NCR region. The development is also in line with the ‘Clean Fuel
Corridor’ being created by the government across the northern belt.
The brand new CNG range is
powered by fuel efficient E483 4 Cylinder 2 V CNG engine with long oil drain
interval and ease of service and maintenance. The Eicher Pro 1049, ideal for
intra city distribution applications and last mile connectivity, has had a
successful run in the last two years. The Eicher Pro 1049 comes with the
longest cargo body (10ft) & highest payload (2.5T) in the sub 5T segment,
offering great value to the customer, with benefits of both of a pickup vehicle
and a truck. Pro 1049 also has the best in class fuel tank capacity of 170
litres which translates to longer trip distances; and low wait times at CNG
stations due to the smart dual fuel filling valve (Industry First) that is
compatible with all CNG stations. The CNG version is the most relevant upgrade
for customers and city transporters who need best in class space, payload,
service interval, power and pick up with lowest maintenance- an opportunity to
grow their business and increase profitability.
Moreover, the Eicher Pro 1059
CNG version with 12ft and 14ft cargo body lengths has been introduced to
address critical city applications such as voluminous cargo. Both Pro 1049 and
Pro 1059 CNG vehicles have been designed to ensure convenient and effortless
loading and unloading, easy maintenance and longer service intervals, safety of
goods and superior uptime.
The two CNG trucks have been
introduced in Delhi, Haryana and UP markets and will be available across India
in various cargo body option right from 10ft to 14ft.
Shyam Maller, Executive Vice
President, Light & Medium Duty Trucks and Buses, VE Commercial Vehicles,
“The Light and Medium Duty Segment in the commercial vehicle industry,
especially in the sub 5T category has great potential to grow as it addresses
the critical last mile connectivity and distribution network in rural,
semi-urban & urban areas. We have been successful in garnering a 26% share
in this category, and have the most comprehensive CNG range in the LMD segment.
Last year, we sold close to 3000 units and recorded a growth of close to 80%.
Delhi NCR has benefited immensely from the policy thrust to harness inexpensive
and clean technologies like CNG, and presents a great opportunity for us to
grow further. Our new CNG range in the LCV category underlines our commitment
towards clean technology and sustainability, hence driving ‘Green Profitability’
and meeting the needs of the end customers.”