VE Commercial Vehicles Limited (VECV), a Volvo Group and Eicher Motors joint venture, announces start of sale of Eicher Pro 6000 series, next generation of heavy duty trucks, in South Africa. This marks the entry of Eicher brand into high potential heavy duty commercial vehicle market in South Africa. The new range consists of Pro 6016 (8 ton payload) 16T GVM heavy duty freight carrier and Pro 6025T (10 Cubic meter) 6×4 25T GVM heavy duty construction tipper which marks the entry of Eicher brand in to high potential heavy duty commercial vehicle market. Pro 6000 series aim to set new benchmark of efficiency and productivity in its segment.
VECV brings together, the Volvo Group’s global expertise and world-class technology along with the innovative engineering and proven DNA of fuel efficiency from Eicher.. Together with a growing network in South Africa, Eicher is ushering in “the Pro League of Trucking.”
Taking one step forward towards its vision of ‘Integrating global technology with local commercial transportation ecosystems’, Eicher brings in trucks powered with VEDX engines which are designed & developed in collaboration with Volvo Group.
Announcing start of sales of Eicher Pro 6000 Series, Mr. Surender Singh, Vice President & Country Head, VECV South Africa said “the Eicher Pro 6000 Series marks a milestone in journey of Eicher Trucks in South Africa, entering the heavy duty commercial vehicle industry. The Eicher Pro 6000 Series is the range of next-generation heavy duty trucks that offer class-leading fuel efficiency, superior uptime, and enhanced driver comfort, safety and efficiency through various cabin features & intelligent systems. The trucks have undergone rigorous endurance & performance testing for over 100,000 kilometers in South Africa. Together with strong support solutions, the new series promises to deliver maximum lifetime profitability to the customer and fast track their business growth.”
The new range of Eicher Pro 6000 series has been developed keeping customers as central to the product development process and the learnings from the customers in real world conditions. The Eicher Pro 6000 Series of trucks will meet the needs of market segments such as haulage, distribution, construction, industrial loads, courier and perishables. This new range of trucks is geared to revolutionize the levels of productivity in the heavy-duty trucking industry, with the infusion of global engine technology, cabin design and intelligent systems from the Volvo Group, and South African aftersales support.
Eicher Pro 6000 trucks will be available across the country at 15 strategic locations in South Africa, ensuring a high level of Sales and aftersales support for best uptime of the vehicle. VECV has joined hands with country’s well-established dealership groups such as AAD Group, BB Motor Group, Billson Trucks, CMH Group, Ermelo TTC Group, Imperial Group, Morgan Group, Shorts Commercial Vehicles & Premier Truck and Bus.
Eicher Pro 6000 Series is powered with the VEDX5 and VEDX8 engines, designed in collaboration with the Volvo Group. Engines are equipped with Volvo Group’s Engine Management System (EMS 3.0).
Pro 6000 series cabin is adapted from Japanese design and meets AIS 029 safety standards. It is equipped with Intelligent Driver Information System which provides live information to the driver on truck operational parametersand advanced on-board diagnostics. It is also equipped with features such as air suspended seat for driver, heater, air-conditioner and power windows. All this ensures comfort, safety and enhanced efficiency for a driver.
On board diagnostics enables proactive maintenance of the truck. The system throws up fault indicators to the driver in the form of visual signals, messages and alarms. Together with the fully equipped Eicher service network, this ensures preventive and corrective maintenance of the truck, thus delivering superior uptime.
The Eicher Pro 6000 heavy-duty trucks and tippers promise maximum lifetime profitability by delivering best-in-class fuel efficiency & productivity, superior uptime and high driver comfort, safety and efficiency.