Eicher unveils its new bus at dealer conference

Eicher Trucks and Buses unveiled the next generation Eicher bus at the Eicher Dealership Conference 2023 in South Africa.

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This marks the entry of Eicher-branded buses in the South African market. The group’s commercial vehicles engineered for South Africa are backed by Volvo Group’s technology and processes, Eicher’s performance and uptime.

Drivetrain:

It boasts the latest generation Eicher E494 engine. Efficient 4-cylinder CRS engine with Volvo Group EMS, advanced fuel injection technology & EPS, delivering torque of 490 Nm and compliant with Euro 3 emission standards.

The newly launched 36-seater bus uses the Volvo Group’s engine management system (EMS), advanced APDA, larger clutch diameter with a clutch booster and intelligent driver information system.

The vehicle has a robust DOMEX chassis along with safety features such as an anti-lock braking system, emergency exits, fire extinguishers, a 3-point ELR seat belt for the driver and 2-point lap seat belts for passengers.

Interior:

The Eicher Skyline Pro 3009 has wide, comfortable and cushioned HHR seats with a longer wheelbase for more leg room, a spacious gangway, tubular hat rack for smaller luggage, front waveller suspension and rear parabolic spring suspension.

Truck Range:

This latest addition to the existing range reflects the company’s expansion plan. Currently, VECV South Africa offers Eicher Pro 6000 series and Eicher Pro 2000 series of trucks, ranging from 8-tons to 25-tons GVM, and the series includes the Eicher Pro 2080, Pro6016, Pro6016T, Pro6018TT tractor and Pro6025T tipper.

The Pro 6000 series is driven by the VEDX5 engine, which is based on Volvo Group’s global platform, and the Pro 2000 series comes with advance features like Mbooster+, fuel coaching, cruise control, tiltable cabin and a high-performance Eicher engine. These trucks are available in multiple configurations suited for various applications and more such models & variants will be introduced in the coming months.

Conclusion:

Eicher's service network has grown to 27 touchpoints in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Mozambique in Southern Africa, and plans to add more in the coming months in Potchefstroom, Springbok, Gaborone in Botswana, Katu, Malelane and Johannesburg in Linbro Park.

Mr Anirvan Banerjee, Vice President & Head Africa International Business and VECV South Africa, says they are pleased to introduce the Eicher Skyline Pro bus series in South Africa.

“Over the last five years, we have focused on providing a responsive service network of 27 touchpoints, parts availability with warehouse in Kempton Park and well trained & professional dealership service support teams. This new addition of bus series augments our range of Eicher trucks in South Africa with 8- to 10-ton payload capacity.

Eicher Trucks and Buses, a part of VE Commercial Vehicles, will be supplying their range of products through its regional partners in the country. The regional partners will cater to all the customers’ sales and servicing needs and are geared up to provide a differentiated customer experience through their network in the country.

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