Eicher Trucks and Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles launched the Eicher Pro 1049 in the sub 5-tonne category priced at INR 7 lakhs for the Bharat Stage III going up to INR 8 lakhs for Bharat Stage IV.
Pitted against Tata 407 from Tata Motors, Eicher Pro 1049 has a gross weight of 4.9 tonnes. It is ideally suited for last mile connectivity for transporters of perishable goods in urban, semi-urban and rural areas be it fruits and vegetables, beverages, milk and milk products besides poultry and water bottles.
Eicher Pro 1049 is powered by an E483 TCI BS III, Turbocharger with intercooler capable of 95 ps power at 3,200 rpm and 285 Nm torque at 1,440 rpm. The model has ground clearance of 230mm and fuel tank capacity of 60 liters. High payload, longest cargo body, low maintenance, best in class fuel efficiency and superior cabin comforts are the highlight of the new Eicher Pro 1049.
Eicher Pro 1049 is a part of Eicher 1000 Series. With this new launch in the 5T segment, the company expects to leverage its market share. Eicher Pro 1049 is designed at the company’s Pithampur plant in Madhya Pradesh while the company plans on selling 2,000 units of this new model each month.