As the BS-VI emission norms deadline is fast approaching vehicle manufacturers working round the clock in getting their products and manufacturing process ready. Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) today announced the rolled out its first Bharat Stage VI (BS VI) heavy-duty powertrain from its manufacturing facility at Oragadam.Three months ahead of schedule, DICV is now commencing series production of its BS VI-compliant OM 926 engines and MD 2 Box After Treatment Systems right in India. The engine will be offered with two power options (230 HP and 280HP), allowing customers to benefit from the outstanding combination of robustness, parts localization and fuel efficiency provided by the six-cylinder classic series engines used in the BS VI range. DICV in July this year has already secured BS VI certification for in India trucks from ARAI.
Speaking on the company’s BS VI production, Mr. Satyakam Arya, MD & CEO, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles, said, “Daimler Trucks already has eight years of experience delivering over 14 lakhs BS VI-equivalent vehicles to customers. It is therefore no surprise we are again leading the industry in the transition to cleaner-emission commercial vehicles.”
In 2017, DICV joined a global partnership with Daimler entities in Brazil, Germany and the US with the goal of upgrading key components to BS VI standards by January 2020.