One of India’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, Ashok Leyland showcased its wide range of Bharat Stage (BS) VI trucks and buses. After receiving the certificates, confirming compliance to BS-VI emission standard from Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), Ashok Leyland became the first Indian OEM to meet the BS-VI emission norms across the full range of heavy-duty trucks (GVW of 16.2T and above). The technology has been tested extensively and has successfully covered over 5 million kilometres of running. The manufacturer has effectively met the BS-VI emission limits through a combination of proven iEGR and an SCR system while making minimal changes to the engine.
The company has come out with an indigenous solution which is the mid-NOx technology for BS-VI vehicles. Along with this, Ashok Leyland will be introducing the Modular Vehicle Platform that will efficiently cater to the diverse needs of the customers. Currently, the manufacturer offers a comprehensive range of trucks and buses catering to an entire gamut of day-to-day commercial vehicle needs – from intercity light commercial vehicle to 49-tonne long haul trucks and a wide range of buses. Ashok Leyland is fully equipped with a range of buses powered by alternate fuels aimed at reducing pollution and promoting an eco-friendly transport system in India. The company has also developed a range of mobility solutions to meet the future transportation needs of the ‘Envisaged Smart Cities’.
Commenting on the new BS-VI vehicles Mr Dheeraj G. Hinduja, Chairman, Ashok Leyland, said, “Ashok Leyland has a rich legacy of technological innovations that have set the benchmark for the industry. Be it the in-line pump for BS-III or the iEGR for BS-IV, at Ashok Leyland, we have consistently stayed ahead of the curve. In focus with our aspirations of being amongst the top ten global Commercial Vehicle maker, we have yet again come up with an innovative technology to address the BS-VI norms. We are the first OEM to get BS-VI certification for our complete range of heavy-duty trucks. This will be introduced with the new Modular Vehicle Platform which will provide customised solutions to address our customers’ specific needs.”