leading commercial vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja
Group showcased its wide range of Bharat Stage (BS) VI trucks and buses. After
receiving the certificates, confirming compliance to BS-VI emission standard,
from Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), Ashok Leyland becomes the
first Indian OEM to meet the BS-VI emission norms across the full range of
heavy duty trucks (GVW of 16.2T and above).
In continuation to its commitment to innovation, again with its indigenous technology, the company has come out with amid-NOx technology for BS-VI vehicles. Ashok Leyland has addressed the requirement for the new norms with a relevant and customized approach once again. Along with this, Ashok Leyland will be introducing the Modular Vehicle Platform that will efficiently cater to the diverse needs of the customers.
Commenting on the new BS-VI vehicles Dheeraj G. Hinduja, Chairman, Ashok Leyland, said that be it the in-line pump for BS-III or the iEGR for BS-IV, the company has consistently stayed ahead of the curve. “We are the first OEM to get BS-VI certification for our complete range of heavy duty trucks. This will be introduced with the new Modular Vehicle Platform which will provide customised solutions to address our customers’ specific needs,” he noted.
Anuj Kathuria, Chief Operating Officer, Ashok Leyland said the company has developed an entire new modular vehicle platform for its new range of BS VI vehicles and is confident of meeting the increasingly dynamic customer requirements, with multiple options of Loading Spans, Cabins, Suspensions, and, Drivetrains. These combinations would be offered to the customers through a custombuilt product configurator, he added.
Dr. N. Saravanan, Chief Technology Officer, Ashok Leyland, said the new range of BS-VI trucks has adapted many innovations to suit Indian conditions. Ashok Leyland today offers a comprehensive range of trucks and buses catering to an entire gamut of day-to-day commercial vehicle needs - from intercity light commercial vehicle to 49-tonne long haul trucks and wide range of buses, to safe transport and driver-friendly choices.
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