BharatBenz LCV seen testing in Chennai with just days left for unveiling

Anything On Wheels' association with BharatBenz is nothing new. If you remember, we were amongst the first to spot the medium heavy-duty haulers from BharatBenz testing on Indian soil followed closely by a light commercial vehicle closely based on the Mitsubishi Fuso Canter. A while later, we spotted both the fleets together in the same Chennai-Bangalore Highway (NH4) and this was in August 2011. After a break of few months, BharatBenz issued a press conference in the beginning of 2012 announcing its plan to unveil the entire truck line-up in the 6-tonne to 49-tonne range on March 02, 2012.

In the same event, BharatBenz also unveiled a few teaser pictures of its heavy-duty truck which are shown here. If you have been reading our blog regularly and had a keen eye for detail, these teaser pictures are nothing as you would have easily made out all these details in the various spy-shots that we captured and uploaded in three posts. With less than a week remaining now for the unveiling assuming things are on schedule at BharatBenz, the company seems to be not content with the rigorous testing that it's trucks have already underwent, as we saw yet another open-bed light commercial vehicle on test last week.

With BharatBenz not relaxing the test schedules inspite of the proven track record of these models in many countries across the world, we are very sure that they are going to make life tougher for home-grown models from Tata and Ashok Leyland. How these companies are going to tackle BharatBenz in the long run remains to be seen.


  1. did spot any camouflaged Ashok Leyland trucks/buses after that Next Gen cab spotting..just curious

    1. Unfortunately no. You can rest assured that if at all I get to see any car/bike/bus/truck testing, I will post it in the blog without any delay. How about you? Were you able to spot and shoot something?