BharatBenz launches Light Duty Trucks


BharatBenz, fresh from having sold 1,048 trucks in the last quarter of the 2012 calendar year is looking to up its game even further as it entrenches itself into the mass-market truck sector.

It has launched three new trucks two of those are rigids and one is a tipper based on Daimler Group Company Mitsubishi Fuso Canter trucks. The 914 and 1214 are designed for the rigid, haulage segment that constitutes a major chunk of all commercial vehicles sold in the country. The 1217 tipper rounds off the range of the new Light Duty Trucks it has launched today.


The nine-tonne GVW 914 and 12-tonne GVW 1214 are powered by the 4D34i, four-cylinder common rail diesel engine that produces 140 bhp while the 12-tonne 1217 tipper is powered by a 170 bhp version of the same engine. BharatBenz claims a minimum 10 per cent better fuel efficiency for its trucks over comparable rivals.

The prices of the trucks, ex-showroom Chennai are as under (incl. VAT)

9-tonne rigid: Rs 10.15 lakh (cab and chassis

9-tonne rigid: Rs 10.66 lakh (fully built)

12-tonne rigid: Rs 11.11 lakh (cab and chassis)

12-tonne rigid: Rs 11.62 lakh (fully built)

12-tonne tipper: Rs 11.75 lakh (cab and chassis)

12-tonne tipper: Rs 13.58 lakh (fully built).