The first BS-VI heavy-duty powertrain from Daimler India Commercial Vehicles has been rolled out from the Oragadam plant, two-and-half years after the introduction of BS-IV. DICV’s start of production comes not only before the government’s April 2020 BS-VI transition deadline, but also ahead of their own internal schedule. 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.
Satyakam Arya, MD & CEO, 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.”
Three months ahead of schedule, DICV is now beginning series production of its BS-VI compliant OM 926 engines and MD 2 Box After Treatment Systems 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.