Genlyon heavy trucks delivered to Vietnam
On 27th August the delivery ceremony took place at the SIH factory in Chongqing marking the delivery of a fleet of Genlyon heavy duty trucks produced in China by the joint-venture SAIC Iveco Hongyan, to Openasia Heavy Equipment, Iveco’s dealer in Vietnam.
It is the first time that Saic-Iveco Hongyan has exported their products through the Iveco global distribution network, which is in line with Iveco’s strategy of exporting products manufactured by its Chinese JVs to international markets.
The commercial vehicles supplied to Vietnam covers an extended range of 20 Genlyon units comprising tractors, tipper trucks and concrete mixers in various configurations.
All the vehicles are equipped with the Cursor 9 engine in-line 6 cylinder common rail engine rated from 340 to 380 cv. The engine is locally produced by the Iveco Saic-Fiat Powertrain Hongyan joint venture company.
Launched in March 2009, in the National Olympic Stadium in Beijing, the Genlyon was awarded “2009 Truck of the Year” in China. It has profited from Iveco’s European quality and technological excellence, allowing a strategic entry of Genlyon in the heavy duty vehicle segment in the Chinese market. The vehicle is an outstanding full-range product based on the Iveco Stralis platform, aiming to offer customers a very reliable top of the range commercial vehicle with excellent performance and class leading fuel economy.
Departing from Chongqing, the vehicles will arrive in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City during the second half of September. Prompt after-sales service and spare parts availability will be guaranteed by the state-of-the-art facilities of the Iveco dealer in Vietnam.