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Daimler India Commercial Vehicles starts series production of BS VI powertrain ahead of schedule

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles' start of production of BS VI powertrain comes not only before the government’s April 2020 BS VI transition deadline, but also ahead of their own internal schedule.

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Updated: Oct 16, 2019, 07.56 PM IST
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DICV, the domestic arm of the German auto group received certification for BS VI for its engines in July this year
CHENNAI: Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) rolled out its first Bharat Stage VI (BS VI) heavy-duty powertrain from its manufacturing facility at Oragadam on Wednesday, well ahead of schedule.

DICV, the domestic arm of the German auto group received certification for BS VI for its engines in July this year. 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.

“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,” said Satyakam Arya, MD & CEO of DICV.

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 combination of robustness, parts localization and fuel efficiency provided by the six-cylinder classic series engines used in the BS VI range, DICV said in a press release on Wednesday.

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