Future generation Captain 40iT Tractor Launched by Ashok Leyland
Published On Feb 01, 2016
One of the largest vehicle manufacturers in the country, Ashok Leyland today hosted the national launch of the first Captain 40iT tractor, from its popular Captain series of trucks in Jaipur. Designed specifically based on Indian requirements, the vehicle has been co-created with drivers and users through an extensive study of their lifestyle. Guaranteeing driver comfort, the vehicle is an optimal blend of performance and aesthetics.
The Captain 40iT is loaded with a turbocharged diesel engine that churns out 180 horsepower and generates maximum torque of 660Nm. Indigenously designed, the cab adheres to best-in-class ergonomic and styling standards. The vehicle is loaded with features such as spacious interiors, roof hatch and leg vent for ventilation and comfort in all weather conditions. Also, lockers that can be opened from the outside (for items required when the truck is parked), safe locker storage for valuables, comfortable sleeper berth, mobile charger, music player with a USB port, are sure to make Captain 40iT the preferred choice of many.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Rajive Saharia, President – Trucks, Ashok Leyland, said, “Captain 40iT reflects the same comfort, reliability, efficiency and versatility that the Captain series of trucks is renowned for, and comes to the market after extensive testing and proven reliability. It offers versatility and adaptability not experienced in the segment before. I am confident, the new Captain 40iT will maximize productivity and enhance returns on our customers businesses.”
Before being launched, the vehicle had to undergo rigorous on-road and extensive internal testing. The vehicle features an intelligent engine management system- the dual data switch – that ensures optimal fuel consumption on empty and full loads at the flick of a switch. A flat torque ensures lesser gear shifts, while the CRS engine ensures optimal performance. The new Captain 40iT offers better pickup, ease of repair, and the highest cab tilt angle in the industry.