Ashok Leyland launches new trucks

Ashok Leyland launches new trucks
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Ashok Leyland, the Chennai-based commercial vehicle major, on Tuesday launched two new trucks in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana markets.

Hyderabad: Ashok Leyland, the Chennai-based commercial vehicle major, on Tuesday launched two new trucks in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana markets. First of the two new vehicles, Guru, competes in what the automaker calls intermediate commercial vehicle (ICV) segment.

Ashok Leyland enjoys 20 per cent share in this segment which accounts for total annual sales of 50,000 units and the automaker is confident of increasing its market share post the launch.

Intermediate commercial vehicle segment is a category that comprises commercial trucks with load capacities ranging from 7 to 15 tonne. Available in 12, 13 tonne capacities, Guru is priced from Rs 14.35 lakh to Rs Rs 16.72 lakh (ex showroom, Hyderabad).

The second new truck, Ashok Leyland Partner, is a light commercial vehicle (LCV). Available in gross vehicle weights (GVW) 6 and 7.2 tonnes, Partner is available in two versions. Partner six-tyre, 14 ft HSD BS IV is priced at Rs 10.59 lakh, while its four-tyre variant comes at Rs 10.29 lakh.

“ICV segment is one of our key focus areas to achieve our vision in trucks and with the Guru, Ashok Leyland will further increase its market share in this competitive segment. It helps customers increase their revenue stream by having the best payload and ensures maximum uptime, thanks to robust and reliable aggregates,” said Anuj Kathuria, president (Global Trucks), Ashok Leyland.

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