Ashok Leyland delivers BSVI trucks to the customer in Bengaluru
Published On Mar 09, 2020
After NCR, the company chooses the southern market for its BSVI trucks.
In less than four weeks, India will move into a select group of countries globally to BSVI emission standards. Truck manufacturers are now fully-geared up with their portfolio with manufacturing schedules and ensuring the trucks are available at the dealerships across the country from 1st April for retail sale. However, given the current massive slowdown in the industry, it is unclear how sales will look like for OEMs. Remember that BSVI trucks due to higher technologies are likely to cost more, with the customer have to pay anywhere between 8-12% extra for new vehicles.
Ashok Leyland delivered the first batch of vehicles built on its new modular platform with i-Gen6 BSVI technology to its customers at Bengaluru. This is the second batch of customers after the company delivered it first batch to customers in NCR.
The BSVI trucks with the modular platform will offer multiple options of axle configuration, loading spans, cabins, suspensions, drivetrains on a single platform for a range of Trucks, Tippers and Tractors. This helps customers to configure vehicles based on their application and business needs.
The Modular platform will allow customization of the trucks, which in turn will deliver better operational economics to its customers. The company has also worked on providing improved safety and comfort in the new vehicles. The major aggregates now come with much-improved reliability and durability. The BSVI trucks equipped with Ashok Leyland’s next Gen i-alert fleet management system with remote diagnostics.
Anuj Kathuria, Chief Operating Officer, Ashok Leyland, said, “We are excited to introduce the innovative modular platform, which will help our customers to improve Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) including best in class operation and maintenance cost. The modular range can be customised to individual customer’s needs - load, terrain, application and operational requirements. We are introducing these vehicles much before the launch to establish the product superiority and enable the customer to get the benefits of higher performance and productivity.”
Earlier this year Ashok Leyland seeded the first batch of BS-VI compliant trucks to its customers in the Delhi-NCR region. The company has consistently relied on its in-house R&D talent and indigenous technology for leading innovations in the industry. To meet the BS-VI emission standard, the company has developed the innovative iGen6 technology that will ensure higher operating profits for customers.