DaimlerChrysler launches Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks in India

Mumbai: DaimlerChrysler India today announced its entry into the commercial vehicles market in India with the launch of its heavy-duty special applications trucks, the Mercedes-Benz Actros. Designed to cater to the high-tonnage special applications, the truck is available in two variants: the Actros 4040K and the Actros 4840K.

The Actros features state-of-the-art technology, robust build quality and the Mercedes-Benz standards of vehicle engineering and safety. Available as a completely built imported chassis, the Actros features a 12litre engine with delivery output of about 400 horse power at an rpm as low as 1800, which makes it the most powerful engine across the tipper segment of the Indian commercial vehicles industry.

"India is a promising market for us. We pioneered the luxury car segment in this country and now look forward to establish ourselves in this niche market" commented Dr. Wilfried Aulbur, managing director and CEO of DaimlerChrysler India.

DaimlerChrysler claims an almost 15 per cent of the share of global medium-heavy duty truck market. The 'truck group' at DaimlerChrysler sold a total of over 529,000 units In 2005, its best ever sales performance till date.