BUSMAKERS NEWS * India: Daimler's
* Chennai - Daimler to launch bus series in India next year
(Photo: 'BharatBenz' brand, Mercedes-Benz launched its City Bus)
Mumbai,India -The Business Standard, by Swaraj Baggonkar -November 12, 2014: -- Entering its next phase of expansion Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) will launch its bus range in the domestic market to compete against strong incumbents like Tata Motors and Ashok Leyland... The Chennai-based company, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Germany's Daimler AG, will launch its city buses under its home grown brand BharatBenz starting next year... The new buses, which are slated to be made locally at the company's new Oragadam plant in Chennai, will compliment its parent's luxury intercity bus line sold under the Mercedes-Benz brand... A new Rs 425 crore bus plant built within the premises of the truck making plant will commence operations in the second quarter of next year. Buses will be offered in the 9 tonne and above categories having front and rear engine configurations. The plant has an installed capacity of 1,500 units per annum in the first phase and can be expanded to 4,000 units per annum...
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