Most popular BS6 trucks on sales now
Published On May 20, 2020
Among the several BS6 launched by OEMs thus far we pick the most popular ones-including variants across the total industry categories. The selects truck belongs to different payloads that are now available for retail sales.
The Indian trucking industry is quite vibrant with several popular truck models across various categories. The market has now moved to the stringent BS6 emission norms which help trucks to emit fewer carbon footprints.
Truck makers in India have been burning midnight fuel in revamping their complete portfolio to comply with the new emission norms. Despite the COVID-19 challenges, all the major OEMs have already introduced their BS6 trucks in some important volume-driven categories, and few other products are likely to reach the retail outlets in less than few weeks.
We try to pick the top BS6 trucks families that have been introduced that are available for retail sales. However, selecting top models among the extensive truck models from all OEMs is easier said than done. This is more so as the truck market is categorized in different tonnage, payload, engine sizes, and cargo applications.
While we always cover new models launches and different trucks in various segments, yet, the top BS6 truck ranking is arrived across the entire truck segment right from SCVs to the HCVs based on their popularity in terms of overall market share in the particular category and also total truck market. This may not be the most accurate way of ranking these vital products, but we want our reader to stay informed on the top BS6 truck which is available for sale right now.
Mahindra Bolero Pikup
This ubiquitous last-mile delivery pickup is undoubtedly the most popular trucks in India. The Bolero Pik-up range is now available in the BS6 powertrain with several of its variants.
Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) has kept the interior and exterior unchanged, thus maintaining the essential characteristic of this segment with key elements such as the powerful engine, comfortable cabin, bigger cargo bodies and exceptional mileage.
The Bolero Pik-up maintains its appeal as the most reliable, robust and suitable last-mile delivery vehicle both in urban, semi-urban and rural use. Also, keeping in mind the demand for this Pik-up across variants states, Mahindra is offering the BS6 model in both diesel and CNG powertrain. Mahindra has continued all the earlier variants of this popular pickup including Bolero Pik-up ExtraLong, Bolero Pik-up ExtraStrong, Bolero Pik-up 4x4, Bolero City Pik-up, Bolero Maxitruck Plus, Bolero Camper, Bolero Maxitruck CNG, Bolero Pikup CNG.
Tata Ace Gold
The Ace family of mini-trucks still rules the roots in the small commercial vehicle (SCV) category in India. The compact design, easy to operate, greater load-carrying capacities and affordable price made this four-wheeler aspirational. Millions of India become a proud owner of a four-wheeler and earning a living from this vehicle.
Tata Motors now brings its popular truck-Ace Gold in its BS6 avatar offering in diesel, petrol and CNG options. First showcased at the Auto Expo 2020 in February in an only petrol variant, the company now launches diesel and CNG variant too. The BS6 Gold promises all the performance elements of its BS4 predecessor and even goes few notches above.
Eicher Pro 2095
We pick this Eicher medium-duty truck among the most popular trucks on basis of its earlier generation 10-12T GVW category where the company is a leader with a family of trucks. There are other key models in this category between Pro 2095 to Pro 2110 with several variants that together make Eicher the most popular brands in this critical medium-duty truck segment.
The Pro 2095 BS6 comes with a 120HP engine with 350Nm of torque @1200-1500 rpm with modern cabin and superior aggregates too.
Tata Motors 2818
Tata Motors has two products in this category with two engine options: the 2818 and 2821 GVW truck equipped with 180HP and 210HP engines respectively both in Cowl and 2818 Signa Cabin. The two trucks come with powered packed features and modern aggregates.
While the 180HP engine continues in this truck, considering the industry trend of a higher power, the firm has also introduced the more powerful 210HP engine that would be more suitable for this segment. Both these trucks are now optimised for higher performance with quality aggregates and overall durable vehicles.
Ashok Leyland 2820
Ashok Leyland has been one of the leading players in this category with its popular and firmly established multi-axle trucks.
The 2820 is offered with a choice of iGen6 series engines tailor-made for the customer’s cargo and different operating needs. The 2820 get the more powerful 200HP, refined H series 6-cylinder BS6 engine with maximum torque of 700 Nm.
BharatBenz emerged as one of the strong players in this category. The firm has introduced its 2823R multi-axle truck. The 2823R 6x2 is a powerful truck equipped with BharatBenz profit plus technology built on five key pillars including superior fuel efficiency, higher safety and comfort, industry best reliability, lower maintenance, and fully connected trucks.
BharatBenz BS6 portfolio now comes with a promise of up to 10% higher fuel efficiency, 6% lower maintenance, 20% longer service intervals and 8 years of warranty on each truck.
Despite nearly two months lockdown, truck makers have launched most of their BS6 trucks, and the list is rather long. Check out Trucksdekho comprehensive list of BS6 trucks available for sale.