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Setra wins readers award in Switzerland

Readers of “Swiss Camion” vote Setra into 1st place Setra picks up 36 percent of votes Echandens/Kloten – Setra has picked up an award from the readers of “Swiss Camion” magazine in Switzerland. With a monthly circulation of almost 20,000 copies and published in both German and French, the magazine is one of the most […]

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Daimler Trucks celebrates its first production anniversary in India

5,000th BharatBenz truck rolls off assembly line at Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) Production of FUSO trucks in India since May 2013 Plants in Chennai and Kawasaki are important mainstays for the “Asia Business Model” of Daimler Trucks Asia Stuttgart/Chennai, India – Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), a 100% subsidiary of Daimler AG, is celebrating […]

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Mercedes-Benz Right hand drive Bus

Right-hand-drive range expanded – Mercedes-Benz Tourismo: right-hand-drive version to feature new engines that meet future Euro VI emissions standard The new Euro VI-compliant Mercedes-Benz OM 470 engine One engine, two output ratings and three transmissions Low fuel consumption, low emissions Tourismo: a passenger door on each side Mercedes-Benz is adapting the right-hand-drive version of the […]

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Mercedes Benz Truckstore

The value in a second chance Often there is good life yet in a truck that has done its first stint of duty. REVVING UP THE INDUSTRY. Breathing new life into seasoned trucks – that’s the challenge that sets the team at TruckStore apart from their rivals. As a Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles “Value Chain” offering, […]

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Mercedes-Benz Actros achieves great fuel efficiency with new hypoid axles

Two Mercedes-Benz Actros 6×4 truck-tractors, fitted with the latest Mercedes-Benz RT440 hypoid rear axles as standard, have achieved significant fuel savings of more than 5% in test runs in the Eastern Cape. Fuel economy in vehicles can be improved in many ways, including increasing engine efficiency, reducing aerodynamic drag, rolling friction and improving the fuel […]

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Full Speed with United Forces: Daimler Trucks Bundles Asia Business for Further Growth

Daimler Trucks continues to expand its presence in new growth markets The “Asia Business Model” will tap into the full synergy potential of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) Kawasaki and Chennai plants positioned as important Daimler Trucks production locations in Asia From 2nd quarter 2013 Daimler will […]

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Test drive with the Mercedes-Benz Arocs

Trial drive with the Mercedes-Benz Arocs: Impressions behind the wheel at the Rheinkalk surface mining site in Dornap Active in the most difficult terrain Powerful – even in the moderate version Power in abundance even from “small” engines Mercedes PowerShift 3 keeps everything moving better Dynamic on-road handling reminiscent of the Actros There is certainly […]

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World Premiere of the New Generation Unimog and Econic

Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks: World Premiere of the New Generation Unimog and Econic Unimog and Econic: cleaner, stronger, and more efficient in Euro VI Thoroughly updated operating concepts and cabs Unimog: Unparalleled new synergistic traveling drive sets new standards in the segment Econic: fuel consumption down by as much as four percent despite unchanged payload and […]

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Trucks Econic: Innovative, efficient, ergonomic and environmentally acceptable

The new Econic: Innovative, efficient, ergonomic and environmentally acceptable State-of-the-art BlueEfficiency Power drive technology Cost-savings with up to four percent lower fuel consumption and reduced repair and maintenance costs Successful low entry model with a new design and many different versions Retention of the previous payload also with Euro VI Mounting bodies easier due to […]

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New set-up for Unimog and Econic

Unimog U 4023 and U 5023: Setting standards for off-road mobility Perfection off-road, better handling with centrally-positioned engine New BlueEfficiency Power Euro VI engines with higher output and higher torque Chassis concept with torsionally flexible frame, torque tubes and coil springs retained Strong and reliable, many details improved New engine power take-off with increased applications […]

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The Unimog U 216 to Unimog U 530

Unimog U 216 to Unimog U 530: New powerful implement carriers New entry models Unimog U 216 and U 218 Work and power hydraulics World premiere: Smooth changeover from driving with hydrostatic traction drive to manual transmission precisely designed for the job Unimog versatility: Over 1000 implements and applications The product range of the Unimog […]

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Mercedes Benz Unimog

Strong new image for globally unique concepts – Unimog and Econic: Cleaner, more efficient, more powerful BlueEfficiency Power engine generation with four-cylinder and six cylinder engines from 115 kW (156 hp) and 260 kW (354 hp) Powerful and environmentally acceptable: Thoroughly renewed with state-of-the-art drive technology, control concept and cab Unimog: New unique synergetic traction […]

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Mercedes-Benz Actros wins international design award once again

iF product design award 2013: Mercedes-Benz Actros wins international design award once again iF design award” for the new Actros in the product design category Fourth renowned design award to be claimed by the flagship truck Kai Sieber, Head of Design for Mercedes-Benz Trucks & Vans: “Our focus is on achieving the most perfect possible […]

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BharatBenz India Sell 1000 heavy-duty trucks

A Big Hit: Over 1,000 BharatBenz heavy-duty trucks sold in India after only 3 months Three-month review: shortly after the sales start in 2012 Daimler sells over 1,000 Indian BharatBenz trucks BharatBenz truck portfolio receives national award “Apollo Commercial Vehicles of the Year 2013” Market launch of other new models planned in 2013 Three months […]

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Mercedes-Benz Heavy-Duty Trucks at Brazilian Carnival in São Paulo

Daimler is promoting the Brazilian Carnival in São Paulo with Mercedes-Benz trucks as lead vehicles for the floats Atego, Actros and Axor trucks are staged by the samba school “Escola de Samba Sociedade Rosas de Ouro” Daimler is committed to social integration and culturaldiversity in Brazil A strong showing for the medium- and heavy-duty Mercedes-Benz […]

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Mercedes-Benz Arocs Trucks

New Mercedes-Benz Arocs construction site truck to give business a further boost in 2013 “The three new Mercedes-Benz vehicles clearly deserve a triple A rating,” said Andreas Renschler, the Daimler Board of Management Member responsible for Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses, at the Arocs world premiere, which took place today in Munich.

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Daimler Trucks demonstrates its ability to deal with crises

 Sales up significantly despite sharp differences among markets Product offensive continues Business picking up in Russia, India, and China Market conditions will remain challenging in 2013 The commercial vehicle sector is significantly affected by cyclical fluctuations. Nevertheless, its medium and long-term outlook is very promising. Daimler Trucks has prepared itself for fluctuating business cycles and […]

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Stars and diamonds over Russia: Daimler shines in Europe’s booming growth market with Mercedes-Benz and Fuso trucks

Daimler is driving forward with two-digit growth rates in its Mercedes-Benz truck sales in the premium segment in Russia, and is additionally doubling its sales of the Fuso light duty trucks in the country Daimler Trucks has expanded its strategic partnership with Kamaz and is tapping into the promising “modern domestic segment” with Daimler components […]

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Unimog delivers Christmas Trees

The same procedure as every year: Unimog transports heavy Christmas trees Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 400 transports 3.5-tonne spruce measuring 17 metres from Wald-Michelbach to Walldorf Every year in November there is a very special task awaiting Mercedes-Benz Unimog vehicles all over Germany: mighty firs and spruces have to be fetched from the forests and taken […]

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Mercedes-Benz Unimog: Unimog clears leaves from the roads

Indispensable for maintaining road safety at this time of year Anyone who has been unfortunate enough to get into a spin on a road covered in wet leaves will know just how dangerous road conditions can be at this time of year. Trees and bushes shed their leaves, and a dangerous covering can build up […]

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MERCEDES-BENZ AROCS – THE NEW FORCE IN CONSTRUCTION

Strong, sturdy and efficient 16 output variants from 238 hp to 625 hp Mercedes PowerShift 3 as standard for the first time in a construction vehicle Loader for weight-sensitive operations Grounder for extreme operations Stuttgart – Mercedes-Benz Trucks is continuing to revamp its range of trucks at top speed. The new specialist for construction work […]

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Mercedes-Benz Actros wins two prestigious design awards

“German Design Award 2013” for the Actros in the “Transportation and Public Space” category “Focus in Gold 2012” award from the Design Center Stuttgart in the “Vehicles” category Stuttgart/Frankfurt/Ludwigsburg – The new Mercedes-Benz Actros has won not one but two prestigious design awards: the German Design Award 2013 in the “Transportation and Public Space” category […]

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Unimog to conquer the DRC

The Unimog is described as a rugged and highly manoeuvrable off-road machine – one-of-a-kind, strikingly dynamic, incomparably strong, and absolutely reliable. In short, it is the ideal work and transport vehicle for even the most arduous conditions. Francois Pieterse, Rupert Jooné and Analize van Aswegen from Anglo American Exploration Africa take ownership of their Unimog […]

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Mercedes-Benz Citaro and Setra ComfortClass 500

Record Run Buses 2012: bus efficiency test over 20,000 km for the new Euro VI-certified Mercedes-Benz Citaro and Setra ComfortClass 500 Five buses in operation around the clock for five days straight Three Citaro buses in line service in Wiesbaden Two Setra coaches will complete 1800 km on motorways each day Identical conditions, technology and […]

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Difficulties At Tgrsa Cars

Difficulties At TGRSA

DELMAS, MPUMALANGA – Round 4 of the National Extreme Festival at the Red Star Raceway near the Mpumalanga town of Delmas proved to be a tough day at the office

Breyten Odendaal

5 July, 2022

Van Market Supply Shortages

Van Market In Decline Due To Supply Shortages

Tuesday 5 July, 2022 The UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market declined for the sixth consecutive month in June, falling -23.0% to 26,443 units and rounding off a challenging first half

Breyten Odendaal

5 July, 2022

Car Market Affected By Supply Shortages

Car Market Performance Affected By Supply Shortages

Tuesday 5 July, 2022 UK new car registrations fell -24.3% in June, according to the latest figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The month saw

Breyten Odendaal

5 July, 2022

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