Ashok Leyland gets BS-VI ready, exhibit modern truck range
Published On Nov 04, 2019
The Chennai based CV major is fully ready with its complete range of BS-VI products and confident that BS-VI fuel will be available across the country ahead of April 2020 deadline for a smooth transition towards the new emission regime in India.
Ashok Leyland today demonstrated its wide range of Bharat Stage (BS) VI trucks and buses. Following the final certification from the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), the company became the first major Indian OEM to meet the BS-VI emission norms across the full range of heavy-duty trucks (GVW of 16.2T and above). Thus, reaffirming its commitment to sustainable transportation with technologically superior products.
Ashok Leyland has always been a constant innovator in the commercial vehicle industry in India. Taking a step towards further innovation, its indigenous technology, the company has come out with a mid-NOx technology for BS-VI vehicles. Ashok Leyland has addressed the requirement for the new norms with a relevant and customized approach once again. Besides this, the company will introduce the Modular Vehicle Platform that will efficiently cater to the diverse needs of the customers.
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 makers, 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.”
Dheeraj G. Hinduja, Chairman, Ashok Leyland
Anuj Kathuria, Chief Operating Officer, Ashok Leyland said, “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 entirely 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 affordable value proposition to our customers. We have been testing this new technology and have successfully covered over 5 million kilometers of the field running.”
By its extensive range of products, Ashok Leyland caters the total transportation needs- - from intercity light commercial vehicle to 49-tonne long haul trucks and a wide range of buses, to safe transport and driver-friendly choices. Ashok Leyland has pioneered technological innovations in the truck and bus segment and is fully equipped with a range of buses powered by alternate fuels aimed at reducing pollution and promoting an eco-friendly transport system in India. The company has also developed a range of mobility solutions to meet the future transportation needs of the envisaged smart cities.