Ashok Leyland Stile MPV unveiled

After unveiling of Datsun GO hatchback yesterday, Carlos Gohsn CEO of Renault-Nissan along with Mr. G P Hinduja, Chairman of Hinduja Group unveiled Nissan Evalia based Ashok Leyland Stile. Ashok Leyland Stile is basically the Evialia with a rebadging.

Ashok Leyland stile bears a new front end which looks basic as compared to Evalia. Apart from the front end there is no visible changes in the exterior. The reflector on the tail gate too has been carried over from Evalia. Interiors too are similar except for Ashok Leyland badge on the steering wheel.

Ashok Leyland Stile is aimed at commercial/fleet operators. It will compete with MPVs like Chevrolet Tavera, Mahindra Xylo, Toyota Innova and indeed with the Nissan Evalia. The Stile is powered by same Renault’s K9K diesel engine which has been detuned for lower power delivery of 75 Bhp. The company calls it a ‘Diet’ as it the main focus was on fuel efficiency. The engine propels the front wheels through a 5 speed manual transmission.

Couple of test mules have been spied on Bangalore-Chennai highway recently. Expect Ashok Leyland Stile to launched soon and priced very competitively as it is mainly aimed at commercial operations. 

V Sumantran, Vice Chairman, Ashok Leyland and Chairman, Nissan Ashok Leyland Powertrain Ltd said Right from the outset, we were determined not to remain a one product/platform or niche player in the LCV space. Following the successful run of the DOST, we are now delighted to present our brand-new vehicle on an award-winning platform that reflects our continued focus on offering Japanese Technology and Quality at Indian Cost. With the STILE also in our portfolio, we are now better positioned to cater to a wider range of needs, and at the same time, address the growing expectations of the Indian consumer.”

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