Eicher has introduced a new 7-speed transmission technology in the entire range of medium duty trucks in the Indian market. In the first phase, 7-speed transmission will be launched in Eicher Pro 3015 and Eicher Pro 1114XP. The new four cylinder E494 engine with 7 speed ET50S7 gearbox comprises of 7 forward and 1 reverse gear, designed for smooth gearshifts and less torque interruption. For those asking, Eicher has been known as “Mileage Ka Baadshah” for delivering best in class fuel efficiency in LMD segment.
According to Mr. Vinod Aggarwal, MD & CEO, VE Commercial Vehicles, "Eicher has always pioneered the use of intelligent technologies in their products in-order to provide best-in-class services to its customer. 7 speed is a revolutionary and advanced feature that will enhance fuel economy, increase pick-up and improve driving experience. Coupled with Volvo Group’s Engine Management system, Mileage Booster+, Fuel coaching and onboard diagnostics, it further strengthens our medium duty range, giving it a competitive edge.” With innovations like 7-speed, Eicher reinforces its commitment towards superior uptime for the vehicles and business profitability for customers.
The superiority is further enhanced by virtue of the fact that Eicher has the highest payload in the 14-15T GVW segment which drives significantly higher revenues. Commercial vehicles engines are designed to operate under various tough conditions and 7 speed transmission is a superior innovation, enabling the vehicle to operate at a higher torque range (due to flat torque curve) and eliminating the need to repeatedly shift gears. The technology will help driver to reach the top gear as early as possible by optimizing the drivability in lower gear and incentivizing performance in higher gear. The superiority is further enhanced by virtue of the fact that Eicher has the highest payload in the 14-15T GVW segment which drives significantly higher revenues.