Comparison: Tata LPT 1918 vs Ashok Leyland 1920 Vs Eicher Pro 6019
Published On Dec 02, 2020
One of the high volume segments in the overall cargo truck market in India, the 19T haulage trucks, also known as medium-duty, finds applications in a variety of cargo transportation needs on interstate and inter city routes. We compare the top three products in the category to tell you what each one has on offer.
The medium-duty trucks are often used for both intercity and interstate movements of goods of almost all types. Be it FMCG, fruits or vegetables, white goods, e-commerce, market load or courier & parcel, the 19T gross weight trucks find favour among individual owners and fleet-operators alike. These versatile truck offer driving convenience, large cargo deck, higher payload and cargo-carrying space, superior mileage, along with the flexibility to take part or full loads of cargo.
Before the new axle load norms came into effect- the 19T GVW segment was categorised as 16T- after the new norms, an average 25% gross weight increase has been allowed across the medium and heavy trucks categories. The 19T GVW trucks are a highly popular category with an average annual sale that is quite close to the 25T multi-axle haulage trucks used for long-haul transportation. Thus, OEMs regard this as a crucial volume driver and offer some of the best trucks to attract both the mass market buyer and the more modern ones too, with features and new technologies.
Tata Motors, the market leader, has a strong position in this segment like other major heavy-duty segments of the Indian trucking market backed by superior product and ease of ownership. Ashok Leyland is the second largest player with an equally strong offering. Eyeing a slice of this growing market competition is heating up in the segment OEMs such as Eicher, Mahindra and BharatBenz trying to challenge the incumbent.
We compare top 3 cargo rigid trucks -Tata Motors LPT 1918, Ashok Leyland 1920 and Eicher Pro 6019 in this category that are most popular among truck buyers. What does each one of them offer? Read to find out.
To offer a value for money truck which not only affordable but also easy to operate & maintain and partical to use. OEMs have packed the trucks with myriad features on this medium duty truck. Tata Motors LTP 1920 cowl-the ultimate segment leader comes with value features that enhance the appeal of this truck. The LPT 1920 gets 3-mode fuel economy switch, reverse parking assistance, electronic anti fuel theft, gearshift advisor, new gen telematics, modern instrument cluster, among others.
Likewise, Ashok Leyland 1920 gets all new cab designs, superior noise, vibration and harshness characteristics for a comfortable cabin and driving experience. It offers four cabin options to suit various applications. The cable CSO for a car like smoother gear shifts, a proximity/accident hazard audio warning. Furthermore, advanced guidance and navigation features for trip optimisation.
Taking on the dominating rivals the Eicher Pro 6019 to get key technologies that help make this a compelling truck including the comfortable cabin, cruise control, fuel coaching, M-Booster + and Eicher Live telematics solutions to run an efficient fleet with optimum fuel and productivity.
Besides the features, the highly efficient powertrain and aggregates are equally important for the truck buyer. Here all the three trucks score high in terms of offering the best combination of price, performance and productivity. The LPT 1918 Cowl is fitted with Cummins ISBe 5.6 BS6 180 engine that offers 180hp of power at a whopping 850 Nm of torque and tuned to a familiar standard TATA G750 manual synchromesh gearbox. The key aggregates such as axles are from Tata Motors, in-house designed and developed ones. The suspensions, clutch, brakes gearbox, and chassis frame are designed, keeping in mind the precise applications of these trucks.
Ashok Leyland 1920 gets the tried and tested company’s in-house A-series 6-cylinder BS6 engine, which produces 200hp of power at an adequate 700 Nm of torque. The iGen6 series engines that suit the load – road requirements and its well-established iEGR technology that combines the higher power and torque for greater mileage. On the overall aggregates such as superior suspension, improved overall frame of the truck with high strength steel, improved braking and all metal front facia of the cabin for higher safety.
The Eicher Pro 6019 has got the Eicher VEDX5 BS6 engine that offers 210hp of power at a maximum torque of 825 Nm, tuned to a 9-speed manual gearbox. The front suspension is parabolic and the rear is semi elliptic, heavy-duty rear axle to allow you to carry the higher load along with optimised brakes and clutch. A standard tilt and telescopic power steering for comfortable driving experience, a comfortable and modern Eicher Signature cabin for fatigue-free driving and superior in cabin experience.
Clearly, all the products in the category offer almost everything a truck buyer wants along with the promise of superior after-sales support. Tata Motors, the leader in the segment with a wide margin offers both the cowl and full-built variant in the segment for the value and premium customers.
The LPT 1918 Cowl price ranges between Rs 22.1 lakh to 22.92 lakh. While Ashok Leyland 1920 is slightly pricier ranging between ₹ 23.92 - ₹ 24.88 Lakh as it offers four cabin & several cargo load bodies options. Eicher Pro 6019 price is ₹ 21.09 - ₹ 29.30 Lakh. All prices are indicative ex-showroom New Delhi and may vary between states and cities. Remember, the prices are determined taking into several factors such as variants and combinations of cargo bodies, cabin, aggregates and features; hence the prices are likely to fluctuate with what you choose. You can check the precise on-road price in your city or town of a particular brand.