Ashok Leyland leading commercial manufacturer in the country has announced that the company has developed a new cutting edge engine technology which has been particularly developed for its Indian vehicles. Ashok Leyland, one of Hinduja Group’s flagship companies, has confirmed that the new technology equipped engine assemblies will be used in the trucks that will have the retail value from Rs.15.1 lacs to Rs.18.83 lacs in India.
Ashok Leyland also revealed its new range of haulage trucks that are fitted with the new advanced twin speed rear axles. Automaker confirmed that the new trucks have been incorporated with the new technology that will allow them to deliver about 10 percent more fuel economy as compared to their counterparts. Company also claimed that the sophisticated and modern technology incorporated engine delivers better results when the vehicles are being driven on the open expressways as they allows drivers to shift to fuel economy mode.
Stating on the availability of the new technology engines in the their portfolio, Ashok Leyland said that the twin speed technology will be equipped in some of their flagship models that belongs to the multi-axle range that includes, 2516XL, 2516IL, 3118IL and 3116IL. These vehicles are mainly used for applications like cement carrying, market load, tankers, general cargo etc. and are already one of the top performers in their classes.
Reports also suggest that the new engine technology developed by the Ashok Leyland might also make its way to the other commercial vehicles like 4×2 Haulage trucks and buses. For now the advanced technology is being fitted in the hoods of 25 and 31 tonnes Ashok Leyland trucks, consisting of both 6×2 and 8×2 drivetrain.