Thursday 2, June 2016

Abu Dhabi – MENA Herald: Emirates Motor Company (EMC), the Mercedes-Benz authorised distributor in the emirate of Abu Dhabi and the flagship company of Al Fahim Group, has launched three models of Mercedes-Benz’s medium-duty truck variants – Accelo 915 C, Atego 1418 and Atego 1725 in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.
The launch of the range of trucks at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi, was attended by senior members of the Al Fahim family as well as executive management from the Emirates Motor Company and the Daimler Commercial Vehicle Middle East Regional Office.
The launch is in line with EMC’s ongoing efforts to increase its market share in the UAE’s fast growing commercial vehicles market where the medium-duty truck segment has shown strong signs of growth in the past few years. The new models boast added safety features as well as improved fuel efficiency and maneuverability on the roads.
Bilal El Ribi, the General Manager of Commercial Vehicles at Emirates Motor Company (EMC), said: “As the demand for medium duty trucks is anticipated to surge in Abu Dhabi, the introduction of the new Accelo 915 C, Atego 1418 and Atego 1725 models demonstrates EMC’s continued commitment to delivering best-in-class commercial trucks that meet the evolving demand of our customers. The new range of Accelo and Atego models underlines the sustained focus of the Mercedes-Benz brand on quality, high-performance, capability and convenience. We are confident that our in-depth understanding of the market and excellent sales and aftersales track record will help us meet and surpass customer expectations in this extremely competitive segment.”
Of the three models launched, the Mercedes-Benz Accelo 915 C, the smallest of the trio, is equipped with a 150 hp four-cylinder engine and boasts a payload of 5.8 tonnes. The Accelo’s cab has the capacity to accommodate a driver and two passengers.
The Accelo’s bigger brother – the Atego 1418 – offers a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 14 tonnes and a six speed synchromesh gearbox with a two speed real axle. The truck is powered by a 177 hp four-cylinder engine.
The largest of the three – the Atego 1725 – Offers a 245 hp six-cylinder engine and offers a GVW of 17.1 tonnes.
Mercedes-Benz trucks are widely recognised for their agility, reliability and quality and EMC’s fleet line up comprises a raft of light, medium and heavy-duty trucks.