Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles, a joint venture company of Eicher Group and Volvo Group of Sweden will soon be introducing an Automated Manual Transmission truck in the medium duty truck segment in the country.
ENGINE E494 3.8 litre 4Cyl 4V CRS engine with Volvo group EMS 3.0
TRANSMISSION Eicher ET40S6 / AMT ( 6 Forward, 1 Reverse) - 115CD
POWER 165 hp@2600 rpm
CARGO BODY Length (ft) 20/24/31.5 Width 2332mm/7.6ft TYRES 10R20 – 16PR (Standard radial Tyres)
Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles, a joint venture company of Eicher Group and Volvo Group of Sweden will soon be introducing an Automated Manual Transmission truck in the medium duty truck segment in the country. The new VECV Pro 3016 AMT model will be India’s first AMT truck in this segment. The only instance of an AMT coming into the truck territory was when Ashok Leyland had introduced the AMT in their Dost LCVs which failed to take offin a big way.
But an AMT in the mid duty segment is expected to bring about a revolution in the Indian trucking industry. Truckers in India, unlike those in developed countries have always led miserable lives, thanks to outdated technologies, bad infrastructure, horribly made truck interiors and lots of other reasons. All that could change with the new Eicher Pro 3016 AMT.
Motown India got a chance to drive this truck at the Pithampur plant of VECV in Madhya Pradesh. Like a car, this AMT too has the feature of an Auto Mode as well as a manual mode. On the AMT gear lever, you have two buttons on either side. One is the N which means Neutral, the other is the F button which means function.
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