Category Archives: Truck and bus launches

Eicher 6000 Series launched in South Africa

By | 2018-08-29

Eicher, the Indian-based truck maker in the global Volvo Group, launched the Eicher 6000 Series range of heavy trucks last week. The 6016 model is a 16-tonne GVM freight-carrier, while the 6025 model is a 25-tonne GVM construction tipper, fitted with 5-litre and 7.7-litre Volvo Group engines respectively. The former 6016 model has a six-speed… Read More »

Croner from UD Trucks launched in South Africa

By | 2017-06-14

Croner an entirely new platform UD Trucks Southern Africa (UDTSA) launched its Croner truck last week at the Kyalami Raceway in Midrand, Johannesburg. The worldwide launch of the Croner took place in Thailand two months ago, the same country from which Southern Africa’s Croner components are sourced and packed, before they are shipped for assembly… Read More »

Daimler OF1723 bus chassis seen at SABOA 2017

By | 2017-05-29

Daimler OF1723 bus chassis sourced from India Daimler Trucks & Buses South Africa (DTBSA) had a ‘soft’ launch of the Daimler OF1723 bus chassis at SABOA 2017. The chassis is brought into South Africa fully built up (FBU), from the Daimler India Commercial Vehicle (DICV) plant in Chennai, India. While the chassis is based on… Read More »

FUSO FJ26-280C tackles SA construction segment

By | 2017-05-15

FUSO FJ26-280C signals brand expansion Guests from India, Japan, South Africa, and the Netherlands gathered in Mercedes-Benz South Africa’s (MBSA) East London manufacturing plant to celebrate the launch of the FUSO FJ26-280C last week. FUSO is a brand of Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa (DTBSA). The event also signalled the expansion of MBSA’s commercial… Read More »

Fuso says FJ to skepticism

By | 2016-08-23

The Fuso FJ16-230 is the second product to be sourced from Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) for the South African market – and there’s “a lot more” coming – despite market scepticism. “Many people said we couldn’t successfully launch a product built in India, under the Daimler brand, in South Africa,” explains Kobus van Zyl, executive… Read More »