MAN Trucks India today unveiled two heavy commercial vehicles – the CLA EVO 25.300 6×4 BS4 Construction Tipper and the CLA EVO 49.300 6X4 BS4 Tractor Head. The CLA EVO range was unveiled on the inaugural day of the International Trade Fair bauma CONEXPO India 2016. These vehicles are manufactured indigenously at the company’s plant in Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh which caters to both Indian market requirements as well as export to Asian, the Middle East and African countries.
The CLA EVO 25.300(6×4) tipper is powered by a high performance, BS IV compliant 300HP MAN D-0836 engine mated to a 9–speed gearbox. This engine is Turbo charged, Inter cooled with Electronically Controlled Common Rail System which makes it fuel efficient, environment friendly and most reliable. MAN Planetary Rear Axle with Hub Reduction, inter axle and differential lock provides superior traction and high ground clearance. The product offers maximum comfort and safety for drivers thanks to its aerodynamic cabin with heat and sound dampeners and an optional AC. Man will reportedly follow the Selective Catalytic Reduction to achieve the BS4 emission norms.
The CLA EVO 49.300(6×4) Tractor Head is equipped with proven MAN D-0836 Turbo charged engine that delivers 300HP, highest in its class of vehicles. A BS IV compliant engine coupled with a 9-speed gearbox with crawler gear helps the engine run within the optimal rpm range, reducing fuel consumption. Strong rigid Front Axle, Hypoid Rear Axles provide superior traction, unmatched reliability and gradeability. This product offers maximum driving comfort and safety, with a new generation aerodynamic flat roof sleeper cabin with single bed along with heat and sound dampeners.
MAN Trucks though have a rugged line up of products, is almost dormant for years, with just few product launches and the company wasnot that aggressive in either sales nor marketing. Replacing the current Managing Director is Mr. Joerg Mommertz as Chairman & Managing Director with effect from 01.10.2016. He has around 36 years of diversified management experience. Mr. Mommertz began his career at MAN in 1991 as Service Manager and has held several management positions in Belgium, Scandinavia, Poland and Denmark. In his last assignment, he was Managing Director for MAN Trucks & Bus Russia. He said “Introduction of the CLA EVO series is an important milestone for MAN Trucks India. These vehicles are equipped with 300HP powerful and proven MAN D-0836 common rail engines complying to BSIV emission norms.”He added, “We are confident that these vehicles will meet the high standards MAN has set in the Indian market and perform well in the demanding and arduous construction and trailer segments.” Wish MAN does a fairly good job with new range under the new Boss.