Daimler Plans To Launch New Sub-9 Tonne Trucks In India By 2017

Automaker Daimler AG is aiming to expand its product portfolio in India as it plans to launch sub 9-tonne trucks from next year, which will be sold both in domestic and export markets.

The new product range, which the company terms internally as ‘Titan’, would have trucks ranging between 6-9 tonnes.

“We will start in India with the product called Titan next year. We will start the products below 9-tonne from India to India and also to the world. That’s very important because now it’s the third product,” Daimler Trucks Asia Head Marc Llistosella told.

Stuttgart-based Daimler AG is present in India through a 100 per cent subsidiary — Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV).

The Chennai-based company currently sells medium duty and heavy duty trucks ranging between 9 and 49 tonnes in the country under the brand name BharatBenz. Besides, the DICV-built FUSO trucks from Oragadam plant near Chennai are exported to markets in South East Asia, Africa, and Latin America.