For the Indian transportation industry, 2018 was a highly dynamic year. Specifically if we talk about the Commercial Vehicles that were launched in 2018, the industry saw some great additions to the existing commercial vehicle models. Here we do a recap of the top 5 commercial vehicles launched in 2018.
1. Ashok Leyland 4123
This model from Ashok Leyland is a 16-wheel multi axle truck, a great model in the commercial vehicle segment. It comes in the 10×2 axle configuration. The main feature in this truck is the infamous twin tyre pusher lift axle. It has an H series CRS engine with the iEGR technology. It’s gross vehicle weight amounts to a striking 41.2 tonnes. The Ashok Leyland 4123 packs in 225 HP of maximum power, along with 800 Nm of maximum torque.
2. Tata Prima 4928 S
The Tata Prima 4928 S is an advanced model by Tata Motors, a step above Tata Prima 4028 S. It has a wheel base of 3890 mm. With a gross vehicle weight of 49 tonnes, the truck has the capacity to carry 39,570 kgs payload. The front suspension is developed with a parabolic leaf spring, while the rear is made up as the bogie type. A 6.7 litre, 6 cylinder turbocharged engine powers the truck. It has a maximum power of 267 bhp at 2500 rpm, along with 970 Nm at 1200 rpm maximum torque.
3. Mahindra Blazo 40 Tip Trailer
Under the Smart Fuel Blazo range, Mahindra and Mahindra launched the Mahindra Blazo 40 tip trailer. With a gross vehicle weight of 40,200 kgs, the trailer is equipped with navigating well through rough territory. The engine comes with an mPower Fuel Smart 7.2 litre, 6 cylinder motor. The maximum power of this truck comes out to be 260 bhp, and the maximum torque comes out to be 960 Nm. It is considered a powerful commercial vehicle on the market.
4. BharatBenz 3123R
Under the medium commercial vehicle (MCV) segment, BharatBenz launched the BharatBenz 3123R. The truck boasts of a payload capacity of 22.75 tonnes. The GVW of this model has been accounted as 31 tonnes. With a hydraulic power steering, this model also provides parking brakes as an additional feature. The engine is 6.4 litre BS-IV compliant, and has a maximum power of 231.2 bhp. The maximum torque recorded by 3123R is 850 Nm.
5. Eicher Pro 1114XP
A striking model by Eicher, the Eicher Pro 1114XP is a 16,020 kg haulage truck. It is powered by a CRS diesel, 4 cylinder engine. With a fuel tank capacity amounting to 190 litres, the truck has a pretty high utility for distant shipping. The maximum power of the commercial vehicle is recorded as 165 bhp, and the maximum torque as 490 Nm. It has enhanced stopping power as it comes with air brakes and an anti lock braking system.
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