The Ashok Leyland Stile MPV is taking its own sweet time to enter the Indian car market. It recently emerged that the Stile would be launched by the end of this year. It may be noted that the Stile was earlier scheduled to be launched in the end of 2012. It has also emerged that the Stile would be positioned below the Nissan Evalia in terms of pricing.
The Ashok Leyland Stile will come in two variants- diesel and CNG. There are good chances that the Stile would borrow the tried and tested 1.5 Liter K9K turbo diesel engine from the Evalia. Evalia’s motor has a max power output of 85 Bhp of peak torque of 200 Nm. The engine is mated to a five speed manual gearbox.
There are some rumours doing rounds that Ashok Leyland might be powered by a powerful engine to avoid direct competition with the Evalia. While the Evalia is being promoted as a family MPV, the Stile would cater to the CV market. The Stile would also skip on many features that the Evalia has.