Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt Ltd (DICV), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, on Wednesday, announced the start of production of light-duty truck (LDT) range at its Oragadam plant, near here.

The trucks are based on Fuso Canter platform. Three LDTs – 9-tonne Rigid, 12-tonne Rigid and 12-tonne Construction BharatBenz – are being produced, a release said. The announcement follows the market launch recently of the company’s three heavy-duty trucks.

DICV Managing Director and CEO Marc Llistosella said: “We are well on track with our growth strategies and will have a good product mix. With fuel prices soaring, customers will want trucks that are more fuel efficient, reliable and robust. BharatBenz LDT range will offer quicker turnaround time and the lowest total cost of ownership.”

The LDT features a four-valve per cylinder, 140 HP and 170 HP engines.

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