EICHER TRUCKS AND BUSES LAUNCHES ALL NEW SKYLINE PRO 6016
With Busworld India coming up from 6-8 October Eicher Trucks and Buses introduces an all new HD bus, the Skyline Pro 6016. This new bus, in the category called “staff car” in India, is as very first Eicher bus equipped with a Volvo 5.1L VEDX5 engine with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology.
Skyline Pro 6016 marks the introduction of Volvo Group technology based 5.1 litre VEDX5 engine in Eicher’s bus range. The engine delivers best in class performance of 155 kW (210 hp) and torque of 825 Nm @ 1200 to 1600 rpm. Advanced technology features and quality aggregates ensure Skyline Pro 6016 fulfils and delivers on its ‘Born Smart, Made Reliable’ positioning.
Eicher states the Skyline Pro 6016 is developed including advanced technology features and quality aggregates and has a Exhaust After-treatment system (EATS), 16.2 T GVW and Volvo Group’s EMS (Engine Management System). It also comes with intelligent features such as engine protection system for better engine life, intelligent driver information system (IDIS 2.0), fuel coaching and cruise control. The vehicle has a robust Domex chassis along with safety features like engine exhaust brake and larger pneumatic brakes. The new bus is available in multiple long wheelbase variants along with an option of light weight 425 litre HDPE fuel tank. Mbooster+technology enables the driver to switch between Eco+, Eco & Power modes based on road and occupancy conditions for better fuel efficiency. To maximise on-road performance its designed with a flat driver area, sandwich type compact engine hood, a bigger alternator and a larger clutch.
Eicher Skyline Pro 6016 was recently deployed for a good cause of creating a mobile Covid-19 ICU unit. It was fabricated by the Grace Cancer Foundation in the city Hyderabad. The mobile unit incorporates medical functions such as an ICU unit, Cancer screening, Mammography, X-ray and sample collection in addition
Eicher Trucks & Buses is part of VE Commercial Vehicles Limited, a joint venture between the Volvo Group and Eicher Motors Limited.
Eicher currently produces a wide range over 150 fully built and bus chassis variants across light, medium and heavy-duty applications. The buses are built at Eicher’s bus manufacturing facility in Baggad, Madhya Pradesh. The HD Bus market in India accounts for over 35% of the industry volume.