DOST LiTE BS-IV Highlights
April 16, 2020: The Ashok Leyland Dost Lite is the latest model offering by the automaker under the Dost platform. Introduced in 2019, this mini truck gets robust payload capabilities besides offering an improved fuel economy and upgraded safety over the cabin. The Dost Lite gets a kerb weight of 1250kg to ensure an improved payload capacity of the mini truck.
Coming to its competitors, Dost Lite gets healthy competition from the Tata Ace, Mahindra Jeeto and the Piaggio Porter 1000. The vehicle comes in two variants, the Ashok Leyland DOST LiTE LE and Ashok Leyland DOST LiTE LS.
Powering the Dost Lite lineup is a similar BS-IV compliant three-cylinder 1478cc Ashok Leyland Turbo Charged Diesel Common Rail engine. The engine produces a maximum power output of 58hp along with a peak torque rating of up to 157Nm. The three-cylinder engine comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission.
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Ashok Leyland Trucks Dealers in New Delhi
B-37/C- Jhilmil Industrial Area\Ng.T Road\Nshahdra
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Kh 428, Rangpuri, Mahipalpur, Nh-8\Nnear Shiv Murti, New Delhi
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Ashok Leyland DOST LiTE BS-IV Mini Truck- Expert Review
The Ashok Leyland Dost Lite is well known as one of the latest additions to the company’s Dost platform. The vehicle has been a sales topper in its segment, ever since its launch in 2019. The vehicle has gained immense popularity due to its amazing features, including enhanced fuel efficiency and extended payload capabilities. This mini-truck provides fierce competition to the others mini-truck like Tata Ace, Mahindra Jeeto and the Piaggio Porter 1000, in its segment. The Irish-Cream coloured vehicle is available in a total of two variants, namely Ashok Leyland DOST LiTE LE and Ashok Leyland DOST LiTE LS. Besides its fuel efficiency and payload capabilities, the vehicle features a robust and powerful engine, capable of pulling the vehicle smoothly under fully loaded conditions.
- Enhanced Fuel Efficiency ensuring fewer halts during trips
- Wider Load Body enables improved load-carrying ability
- Longer Wheelbase and Wider Tyre to offer more traction over different terrains
- LSPV feature for improved safety
- Absence of Disc Brakes
The exterior design feature of the Ashok Leyland Dost Lite is designated for a gross vehicle weight of 2,545 kg and a maximum payload of 1250 kg. Dimensionally, the vehicle stands at 8.2ft length, 5.3ft width and 1.25ft height under loaded conditions. The wider load body and bigger side panel enable the vehicle to carry more load per trip. From the outside, the well-structured cabin of the mini-truck gets a protruding 1.4ft height at the front. Additionally, the broader and bigger tyres set of 185 R 14 increases the load-carrying capacity for the Dost Lite. Along with broader tyre and protruding cabin design, the wheelbase of 2350 mm offers a low turning radius, helping the driver to navigate easily through small city lanes without any extra efforts. Along with this feature, it also helps to enhance the stability of the car.
Inside, the Ashok Leyland Dost Lite provides a car-like comfort to the driver and co-driver, helping them to toil 14-15 hours a day, driving and moving the freight. Moreover, the cabin comes with sizable headroom and leg-space to assure the driver’s comfort. The overall cabin width is measured as 5.3 ft. There are sliding, reclining and foldable seats which enhance the comfort. Additionally, the vehicle gets provision for centre seat as well. However, the power steering is available only with the variant Ashok Leyland DOST LiTE LS. The other variant gets manual steering. Besides this, the vehicle is provided with a mobile charger and lockable glove box for added convenience.
The performance of the Ashok Leyland Dost Lite is operated with a powerful Turbo-charged Diesel Common Rail (TDCR) 1478cc engine which includes three cylinders and can produce a maximum power of 58 hp at 3300 rpm and a maximum torque of 157.5 Nm at 1600-2400 rpm. The engine does not only create high energy but also minimize fuel consumption effectively. However, the transmission type is manual, and the clutch dia is extended to 215 mm for this model. The bigger clutch means more clutch life, less maintenance cost and more reliability.
Ashok Leyland Dost Lite offers all the necessary safety components within it. The vehicle comes with Load Sensing Proportioning Valve (LSPV) with Booster Brakes which ensures the safety of the driver along with the safe delivery of the commodities. Besides this, parking brakes and seat belts are available within the vehicle. Also, as a means to additional safety gear, the Ashok Leyland Dost Lite also gets Front Impact Absorption Bar in it.
The Ashok Leyland Dost Lite arrives with a designed payload of 1.25 tonnes and a superior mileage of 19.6km per litre. This is a perfect vehicle for conveying nearly all kinds of daily commodities like vegetables, fruits, milk, and more. The lower turning radius enables the driver easily to navigate through small roads and lanes. A new advanced intelligent suspension system comes with the vehicle. Though the vehicle is equipped with the required safety gears, the ultimate safety is dependent on the skill and capability of the driver.
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Comfort mated with superior performance
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