Ashok Leyland is back with a new set of vehicles after a bad year

Published On : 29 January 2020
By Tarashekhar Padhy

Known for heavy vehicles, Hinduja Group's automaker Ashok Leyland presented its first BS VI-compliant commercial vehicles for patrons and transportation companies within the Delhi-NCR area, showing its readiness for the new emissions regulations kicking in from April.

After unveiling a replacement modular platform for vehicle development at its development center near Chennai, Ashok Leyland, foresees this will set them apart from their competitors in capitalizing upcoming demand for the heavy vehicles.

Ashok Leyland's CEO, Anuj Kathuria, said “Our new BS-VI iGen6 technology developed in-house is fitted to Indian operating conditions. In addition, we also are introducing our new range of modular trucks which will deliver superior customized solutions to customers."

The new BS-VI compliant vehicles need proportionate fuel, and it has already been in use in populated centers like Delhi and Chennai. Kathuria said he expects no trouble in fuel supply or cost for the company's upcoming BSVI vehicles.

The price increase from the present BS-IV to the new emission stage is going to be higher when compared to the jump seen after BS-IV norms were introduced, said Kathuria.

The upcoming ICV vehicles which are to be delivered to customers and/or companies in Delhi are built out of the new and improved platform. The truck maker will have a slew of launches through 2020 because it seeks to tug out of the low demand scenario currently prevailing within the market.