Ashok Leyland & Nissan Motor Company recently unveiled their first Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) – the Ashok Leyland ‘DOST’. The product will be launched to the market in the second quarter of FY 2011-2012. The ‘Ashok Leyland DOST’ will be produced in Ashok Leyland’s Hosur manufacturing plant.
Powered by a specially developed, 55hp high-torque, 3-cyclinder, turbo-charged Common Rail Diesel engine, the vehicle has a payload capacity of 1.25 Tones. Reflecting the growing expectations of the Indian LCV customer, the Ashok Leyland DOST will be available in 3 versions – a base version with manual steering, a mid version with power steering & a higher version which will have dual tone interiors, power steering & AC. The vehicle will be available in both BSIII & BSIV versions.
Mirroring the evolution of the entire Indian car and light truck market, the Small Commercial Vehicle segment (vehicles less than 3.5 Tones) has been witnessing a perceptible upward shift in terms of features, performance & payload. The Ashok Leyland DOST has been positioned as a contemporary, powerful yet highly efficient product. With the hub-&-spoke model fast gaining ground, it is well-placed to ride the robust demand for vehicles making last mile deliveries. It will be available through a newly developed LCV Exclusive network, the company said.
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