Daimler has revealed another piece of the puzzle suggesting Indian built trucks may be bound for Australia with plans to launch a six to nine tonne ‘Titan’ range for the Indian and export markets.

Transport and Trucking Today exclusively revealed in issue 105 that Indian built Fuso trucks were bound for Australia to fill the void between Fuso’s light duty Canter and medium-duty Fighter, and it is believed BharatBenz is be the likely candidate to be branded as Fuso in Australia.

The addition of Titan to the brand’s portfolio was confirmed by Daimler Trucks Asia boss Marc Llistosella at Hannover.

“We will start in India Titan next year with trucks from six to nine tonne made in India for the domestic and export markets,” Llistosella said.

“We are picking some good markets with good size where we can position ourselves exactly where new Fuso needs to be.”

Daimler’s Indian entity Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) has agreements in place with Fuso Truck and Bus under the umbrella of Daimler Trucks Asia.

Since its inception four years ago BharatBenz has sold more than 40,000 units and exported a further 5000. The brand’s 400 acre Oragadam plant is has a capacity of 36,000 trucks per year.

DICV also announced at the Hannover Truck Show that it will start exporting fully equipped Mercedes Benz buses to 50 Middle Eastern countries from November this year.