Eicher Launches New Generation Eicher Skyline Pro Series Buses

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Eicher Skyline Pro (Copy)VECV’s (Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles) much awaited new generation Eicher Skyline Pro Series of light duty buses has been launched at Pune. The new buses will meet the demands of the emerging premiummarket segment providing enhanced passenger safety and comfort, better drivability, superior aesthetics & build quality and best in class fuel efficiency at economical cost thereby delivering higher profitability over vehicle’s life cycle.

During the launch function, Mr. Shyam Maller, Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Aftermarket, VECV said, “The new generation Eicher Skyline Pro Series buses have been developed as per our philosophy of relevant modernization to continuously improve transportation efficiencyin India and developing world thereby reducing cost of people transportation and increased productivity”.

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(L-R) Jagdish Rathod, National Sales Head – Buses, VECV; Shyam Maller, Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Aftermarket, VECV; Saral Talwar, MD, Talsons

Eicher Skyline Pro buses are available in school, staff and tourist variants with best in class features and seating capacity ranging from 36 to 60 High Head Rest and School bus seats as per the segment requirement. These buses have been equipped with the trusted and proven Eicher E-483 engine known for its low maintenance and best in class fuel efficiency. The longer length and higher width of the buses offer best of seating layout in the saloon area, higher seat pitch for more leg space and a wider gangway. These buses are provided with parabolic suspension and radial tyres for higher passenger & driver comfort and longer tyre life. The buses have the highest seat width on offering along with superior ergonomics for a comfortable travel experience which is the main requirement for staff and tourist operation.

Eicher, credited with the launch of the First Safe School Bus in India in 1996, has added an entirely new dimension to the safety feature offerings in the school bus segment with the new Skyline Pro School buses. Along with the 36 well known features, Eicher Skyline Pro school bus offers the individual retractable seat belts on all the seats for the safety of the children. The lowest first step and the floor height is also a unique offering for the front engine buses.

The Eicher Skyline Pro buses have been a result of synergistic working between the JV partners, utilizing the global expertise of Volvo and frugal engineering competence of Eicher. With the launch today, the Eicher brand enters a new phase of growth and consolidation in the commercial vehicle market.

Eicher Pro series range of Trucks and Buses involved an investment of 3 million hours of engineering effort, 7.7 million kms of testing and 50,000 hours of engine development. The Skyline Pro Range is being manufactured at Eicher’s state of the art bus body plant at Baggad(Indore-MP), the first plant in India with Robotic painting for bus providing high gloss retention for a long time, unique shell drop concept and computerized electrical system, checking rig, shower test, and dedicated test track to ensure a top quality product.

The Eicher Pro series range has undergone very stringent and gruelling test protocols to ensure superior up-time. Extensive testing has been done not only in the labs but also with some of the customers in real world conditions.

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(L-R) Jagdish Rathod, National Sales Head – Buses, VECV; Shyam Maller, Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Aftermarket, VECV; Saral Talwar, MD, Talsons

About VE Commercial Vehicles Limited (VECV): VE Commercial Vehicles Limited (VECV) is a 50-50 joint venture between the Volvo Group and Eicher Motors Limited. In operation since July 2008, the company includes the complete range of Eicher branded trucks and buses, VE Powertrain, Eicher’s components and engineering design services businesses, the sales and distribution business of Volvo Trucks as well as aftermarket support to Volvo Buses in India. VECV’s vision is to be recognized as the industry leader driving modernization in commercial transportation in India and the developing world.