Ashok Leyland has 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 has become 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).
Commenting on the new BS-VI vehicles Dheeraj G. Hinduja, Chairman, Ashok Leyland, said, “Ashok Leyland has a rich legacy of technological innovations that have set the benchmark for the industry. Be it the in-line pump for BS-III or the iEGR for BS-IV, at Ashok Leyland, we have consistently stayed ahead of the curve. In focus with our aspirations of being amongst the top ten global Commercial Vehicle maker, we have yet again come up with an innovative technology to address the BS-VI norms. 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.”
Anuj Kathuria, Chief Operating Officer, Ashok Leyland, “We are extremely proud of our new range of BS-VI vehicles, which have been designed with precision and attention, and represents the best of our technological expertise and sophisticated R&D capabilities. Additionally, we have developed an entire new modular vehicle platform for this range and are 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 custom-built product configurator. With the highly competent line-up we are offering, we are also enhancing the competency of our sales and service workforce through rigorous internal training and dealer mechanic training.”
Dr. N. Saravanan, Chief Technology Officer, Ashok Leyland, said, “Our BS-VI trucks and buses are a hallmark of excellence and the new range has adapted many innovations to suit Indian conditions. We have effectively met the BS-VI emission limits through a combination of proven iEGR and a Best-in-Class SCR system while making minimal changes in the engine. All this ensures that we build upon our dependable engine platforms and deliver better TCO to our customers. Our priority is to provide efficient, clean, safe, accessible, and an affordable value proposition to our customers. We have been testing this new technology and have successfully covered over 5 million kilometres of field running.”
Ashok Leyland offers a 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. The company has also developed a range of mobility solutions to meet the future transportation needs of the ‘Envisaged Smart Cities’.