Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), a 100 per cent wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, Stuttgart, Germany, is to launch its new BharatBenz 3134 for the niche deep-mining segment in the second quarter of this year. The BharatBenz 3143 was already showcased at the IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Germany last September. It was specially designed keeping in mind the ultimate requirements of the Indian mining sector. Highly researched and meticulously engineered, the BharatBenz 3143 will be made and sold in India, targeting the niche deep-mining segment, hitherto operated by highly priced premium deep-mining trucks from global players. With high levels of localization, the product will offer the Indian mining truck owners an unbeatable value proposition and higher return on investments. Developed on the existing HDT platform – the Mercedes-Benz Axor platform - the BharatBenz 3143 is the first truck with higher horse-power (430 HP) made-in-India, optimally engineered to meet the most demanding operating conditions at the mining sites.