Ashok Leyland 4940 Euro 6 – The Future of Trucking
Published On Mar 01, 2016
It was not until last year when the Indian commercial vehicle industry witnessed growth in medium & heavy truck segment and this steady growth has given manufactures tons of confidence to work on some innovations. The hard work was visible at the recently held Auto Expo 2016 where many of the truck makers showcased class leading products and technology. Among the many new trucks displayed, Ashok Leyland was able to become the eye-candy of buyers with its 4940 Euro 6 compliant truck.
While the developed cities from Beijing to Paris, London to New Delhi and many more are going gaga over increasing pollution, 4940 Euro 6 has emerged as a potential solution for buyers who share amiable thoughts towards environment alongside government.
However, developing a truck with emission norms to be reduced to 1/10th of the current one was challenging, but Ashok Leyland pushed the limits to get the work done. Apart from the significant reduction in emissions, the design and comfort too has been taken care off well enough to provide leisure and performance.
The Performance Expert
Coping up with its counterparts in terms of performance was important for Ashok Leyland while cutting the carbon production and so the auto maker developed a completely new and exclusive Neptune 6-Cylinder 8.0 Liter Common Rail engine. The power house is able to belt out hefty outputs of 400 bhp @ 2,200 rpm and 1,600 Nm torque @ 1,200 - 1,700 rpm. Helping it perform right from the ignition is an electronically-controlled Common Rail Fuel Injection system which also ensures monstrous torque at low rpms.
As far as reduction in emission is concerned, Ashok Leyland does it with a class apart Exhaust After Treatment System (EATS), Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC), diesel Particulate Filter (PF) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCD). These all tech gizmos help 4940 to achieve Euro 6 norms while offering staggering performance and impeccable mileage.
Sneak Peek at Features
Offering comfort inside a truck cabin used to be a cliche but the trend is in the end phase of its cycle with most of the makers trying to pamper the driver. Designed ergonomically with features including suspended seats, TFT display instrument cluster, tile and telescopic power steering, sleeper berth offering enormous comfort, extended storage space and more, 4940 Euro 6 would be serving as a comfort evangelist for its contemporaries.
From the outside, it doesn’t look less than an oversized sports car with state-of-the-art looks, modern, profiled headlamps and corning lights. Also, with its 600 liter fuel tank, fog lights and parabolic suspension along with stabilizer bar, the long journey becomes a trip to Havana for drivers.
The Safety Aspect
It’s evident that Ashok Leyland doesn’t not refrain itself from experimenting and using whatsoever technology required. This whole new 4940 Euro is also a masterpiece of today’s technology that keeps the performance on a high while providing necessary safety as well. Apart from regular air brakes, there is Electronic Braking System (EBS) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) to help driver stop the truck under injury prone situations. The overall frame structure is also rock solid with durable chassis structure and lab-tested high strength material.
Being one of the top two commercial vehicle manufactures in India, Ashok Leyland has extra pressure of retaining the spot besides sales numbers and technological innovation. The industry has started to recover after treading water for a couple of years and it seems that the company is ready to make the most of the situation. The 4940 Euro 6 not only addresses the environmental issues but also ensures high productivity, stupendous performance and belligerence to competitors.
Visit Auto Expo - Virtual Tour to check out Ashok Leyland's pavilion at Auto Expo 2016.