Ashok Leyland 1612 IL: A Popular Vehicle in the M&HCV Segment
Published On Jun 29, 2016
One of the leading commercial vehicle manufacturers in India, Chennai-based Ashok Leyland has a carved a niche for itself in heavy and medium vehicles. The company is also the largest supplier of logistics vehicles to the Indian army and is known for its tactical vehicles, especially its Stallion range of trucks which is produced by Ashok Leyland Defence Systems, a newly floated company by the Hinduja Group. Ashok Leyland is the flagship company of the Hinduja Group and has its manufacturing facilities in five locations in India. Let us have a look at one of the most popular vehicles rolled out by this key market player – Ashok Leyland 1612 IL.
Ashok Leyland 1612 IL is a strong performer in the medium commercial vehicle segment and is priced at INR 15.7 lakh (ex-showroom). The vehicle comes with an H Series CTI3K, DI Turbocharged Intercooled engine with inline FIP that is backed by 4 engine cylinders. The proven machine complies with the BS-III emission norms and generates a decent power of 120 bhp @ 2400 rpm and a good 415 Nm torque @ 1500-1700 rpm.
Ashok Leyland trucks are known for providing some of the best gradeability numbers in the segment. In keeping up with this legacy, 1612 IL offers a gradeability of 21% and ensures a smoother maneuverability on hilly terrains. The vehicle has a turning radius of 9300 mm and a wheelbase of 4800 mm (that supports an overall length of 8760 mm), thus guaranteeing better vehicle road contact and maintaining the stability on roads. Ashok Leyland 1612 IL also has a good ground clearance of 260 mm, a GVW of 16200 kg and a payload 11500 kg, making the truck ideal for use in a variety of applications such as carrying market loads, parcels, containers, and agri perishables.