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BharatBenz clears BS4 factory stock ahead of the deadline

Published On Mar 28, 2020By Trucksdekho Editorial Team

First CV makers to clear all the BS4 stock in advance, ensuring zero inventory at the company.

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), the maker of BharatBenz trucks has announced the clearance of its remaining BS4 stock with zero units left in the factory and less than a handful of vehicles left at dealers nationwide. Despite considerable headwinds in the market including the ongoing slump in the CV industry and the challenges presented by the recent COVID-19 lockdown, DICV was able to beat the March 31 deadline for the final registration of BS4 vehicles.

Satyakam Arya, Managing Director & CEO, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles said, “From the beginning, we fully believed in the necessity of BSVI as a way of creating a greener future for India. This made us proactive in developing BSVI technology so we could discontinue BSIV as quickly as possible. Rather than continuing to sell these higher-emission vehicles until the last day, we instead prioritized the environment. We are pleased to announce that our efforts have paid off and DICV once again leads the transition to a new emissions norm.”

DICV was the first CV manufacturer in India to attain BS6 certification for its globally proven OM900 engine series last July, attaining a homologation certificate for its heavy-duty tractor-trailer model 5528TT. The company then began series production of its BS VI-compliant OM 926 engines and MD 2 Box After Treatment Systems three months ahead of schedule right here in India.

DICV premiered an all-new BharatBenz CV range in January 2020 that set new benchmarks for medium and heavy-duty trucks with improved fuel efficiency, safety and connectivity. Sales of these models are now well-underway with several lakh kilometres already driven by satisfied customers.

“As we approach the March 31 deadline, we have less than a handful of BSIV trucks left at our dealerships. Like our customers and the rest of the Indian public, we are looking forward to moving into the next stage of our future – BSVI", said Rajaram Krishnamurthy, Vice President Marketing and Sales, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles.

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