Ashok Leyland Dost plus : Top features explained
Published On Jun 05, 2020
This popular last-mile truck from Ashok Leyland in its BS6 avatar comes with a more powerful engine, superior features, and promise of higher payload with a more comfortable cabin. We get to the major details.
Ashok Leyland Dost is among the most popular brands in the last-mile delivery and distribution business in India. The Dost mini-truck, since its inception, has been able to create a cult following among the small-time transporter, entrepreneurs, and even first time buyer in the overall small and light commercial vehicle segment. This compact truck is closely following the Mahindra Bolero Pickup and Tata Ace range in terms of popularity in the SCVs.
To cater to the broader customer segments, Dost is offered in several variants primarily based on the payload and overall vehicle sizes. The target is to cater to the diverse needs of the last-mile supply chain demands. The buyers of this truck are always on the look for a suitable vehicle for his precise application.
We take a closer look at the Dost plus truck- which is like the rest of the vehicles now comes in the stringent emissions norms and some other critical updates.
The most visible change in new Dost plus is the additional 20HP higher power engine- against the BS4 60 HP engine. Ashok Leyland has fitted the new Dost Plus with 80HP motor; which produces 190 Nm of torque to make sure truck carries higher payload without compromising pickup, and also the mileage. This ensures the customer can deliver faster shipments, hence helping to earn more profit every trip.
Dost is available in three variants the LE, LX and LS.
Here are the top 6 features
This truck like other Ashok Leyland trucks now gets the modern BS6 engine with I-GEN6 technology, design, and developed by the company’s local engineer for Indian operating conditions. It needs no AdBlue to run, yet promise better productivity and performance.
The all-new modern and well-established P15 engine ensures the truck runs efficiently, and productivity. This is with the promise of higher mileage without compromising on the payload. Ashok Leyland is promising 10% more fuel mileage and saving on the overall fuel expenses.
More Power & Torque
The 80 HP of power from the engine and 190 Nm of torque make sure the customer do more trips, faster delivery and carry a higher payload, taking care of better revenue and more economical to run.
The payload of 1500 kg is most suitable for bigger last-mile delivery, complemented by cargo body of 8ft and 7 inches with large enough15 inches of tyres.
Along with the performance and productivity, comfort is well-taken care by the truck maker. Dost Plus get company fitted AC and power steering for effortless driving. The overall cabin is roomy and spacious, ensuring fatigue-free driving for a longer trip and even during hot summer.
Day-today optimal truck performance is what matters to the customer. To run this truck smoothly helping to earn an extra profit, Ashok Leyland is offering 3 years or 1 km of warranty with the new Dost plus. Also, the regular service intervals are longer, thus incurring lower maintenance costs. The company says Dost Plus needs only 4.4 litre of engine oil as compared to more than 7 litre in the direct competition vehicle in the market.
Clearly, Ashok Leyland wants the customer not to look at the one-time acquisition price but making sure the customer spends considerably less on the daily running of this cost because this is directly linked to his profit earning capabilities.