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Ashok Leyland Dost – the first vehicle from Ashok Leyland Nissan JV rolls out

     The first vehicle from the Ashok Leyland and Nissan Joint Venture has rolled out in the form of ‘Dost’ – a1.25 ton payload capacity LCV.The Dost LCV bears Ashok Leyland logo and will be manufactured at the company’s Hosur plant.

     The Dost LCV will be available in three versions and both in BSIII and BSIV versions. According to the company, Dost has been positioned as contemporary and powerful yet fuel efficient product. The LCV will be distributed through 25 dealer networks initially when launched in Q2 this year.

     The Dost LCV has been produced with 100% localization and will be priced competitively when launched. Along with the technology, Nissan has shared its production system, process and engineering with Ashok Leyland and also involved in vehicle design. The LCV will also be exported to other markets from next year.

Nissan Motor senior vice President and the JV chairman, Dr Andy Palmer - " The earthquake in Japan has not affected the im-plementation of the LCV project. We have combined the leading edge technol-ogy of Nissan with ALL's delivery capability to complete the project in a cost effective manner".

Hinduja Automotive vice chairman and Chairman, Nissan Ashok Leyland Powertrain, Dr V Sumantran - " Entry into the LCV market will open a new chapter in the 64 year old history of ALL. We have developed a product that embodies Japanese quality at Indian cost".
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Phunsukh said...

Through good times and hard, Ashok Leyland keeps on truckin' on. Founded in 1948, the company is one of India's major manufacturers of commercial vehicles, rolling out multi-axle trucks and tractor trailers, as well as light trucks and buses, emergency, and military vehicles. Ashok Leyland touts its 18- to 82-seater double-decker buses, popular for moving India's metro public.

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