Ashok Leyland has announced the commercial launch of two new Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV)s – the Partner truck and MiTR bus. While the former is claimed to be India’s first air-conditioned LCV goods vehicle, MiTR is touted a LCV bus with best-in-class comfort. Products of the Nissan Ashok Leyland joint venture, both the vehicles are powered by an advanced, efficient ZD30 Common Rail diesel engine that ensures superior fuel-efficiency and better turnaround time.
Speaking at the launch, Dr V Sumantran, Vice Chairman, Ashok Leyland, said, “With these two new products, we have stayed true to our LCV mission – to deliver to the Indian customer, contemporary products that deliver best-in-class user experience, coupled with exceptional efficiency. These are exciting additions to our LCV portfolio and we are confident of delighting customers and continuing the successful winning streak of the Dost and the critically acclaimed, newly launched STiLE.”
Partner brings to the Indian customer the latest LCV from Europe and Japan. This next-generation truck, focuses on driver comfort and sports a modern Euro cab with spacious car-like interiors and offers global levels of performance and efficiency. With a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) capacity of 6.6T, the Partner will address various applications like parcel goods, durables, perishables and FMCG products among others. Further, it comes with a tiltable cabin for service accessibility, a choice of two wheel base options and optional HVAC.
MiTR is a 26+1+1 seater bus, ergonomically designed to offer superior comfort and utility to passengers and drivers. It has a parabolic suspension in the front and the rear – an industry-first-and offers class-leading comfort. MiTR also has a school bus variant that adheres to school bus body code guidelines of all state governments.
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