. All new Pro 6049 with 250 HP set to modernise the tractor segment
Introduces Pro 6041 – India’s first 41 tonnage rigid truck
by Suman Gupta
June, 2018, 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 two new technologically superior 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
6×4 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
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.”
About Eicher Trucks & Buses : Eicher Trucks and Buses has the lineage of three decades of operations in India. Adopting the most professional and holistic approach to modernize the Indian trucking industry, their brand philosophy, “Go Pro”, promises to deliver best-in-class fuel efficiency, higher loading capacity, superior uptime and overall vehicle life time
profitability. Eicher Trucks and Buses (ETB) is present in the LMD range with a strong presence in the 4.9T-16T truck segment and an ever increasing market share in
16T-49T heavy duty trucks segment. Eicher Pro Series buses also have a strong presence in the Light and Medium segment along with a leadership in the school bus
About VE Commercial Vehicles Limited (VECV): VE Commercial Vehicles Limited (VECV) is a joint venture between the Volvo Group and Eicher Motors Limited. In operation since July 2008, the company includes thecomplete range of Eicher branded trucks and buses, VE Powertrain, Eicher’s components businesses as well as the sales and distribution business of Volvo trucks within India. VECV’s vision is to be recognized as the industry leader driving modernization in commercial transportation in India and the developing world.