Ashok Leyland and Nissan Motor Company have unveiled their first Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) – the Ashok Leyland DOST which is due for launch in the market in the second quarter of FY 2011-2012.
The 'Ashok Leyland DOST' will roll out of Ashok Leyland's Hosur manufacturing plant.
The vehicle is powered by a specially-developed 55 hp high-torque, 3 cylinder, turbo-charged Common Rail Diesel engine and has a payload capacity of 1.25 Tonnes.
The vehicle would be available in three versions, a base version featuring manual steering, a mid version incorporating power steering and a higher version with dual tone interiors, power steering and AC. The vehicle will be available in BSIII and BSIV versions.
Mirroring the evolution of the entire Indian car and light truck market, the small commercial vehicle segment (vehicles of capacity less than 3.5 tonnes) has witnessed a perceptible upward shift in terms of features, performance and payload.
The Ashok Leyland DOST is positioned as a contemporary, powerful yet highly efficient product that is well-placed to ride the robust demand for vehicles making last-mile deliveries. The Ashok Leyland DOST is being offered through a newly developed LCV exclusive network.