Commercial Vehicles in India

Ashok Leyland - Overview

Headquartered at Chennai and owned by Hinduja group, Ashok Leyland is the second largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles in India and ranked as 12th largest manufacturer of trucks, worldwide.

The history of Ashok Leyland can be traced back to the era of 1948 when an Indian freedom fighter Raghunandan Saran was approached by India’s first Prime Minister Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru to invest in modern industrial ventures. Later in the year 1954, a British automobile company, Leyland Motors joined hands with Ashok Motors on an equity participation.

The first Ashok Leyland truck manufactured by the company was named Tusker, a 13-ton GVW truck. In early 80’s Ashok Leyland entered into a collaboration with Hino Motors, a Japanese automotive company to source the H-series engine technology. With this partnership, Ashok Leyland started indigenous manufacturing of commercial vehicles at a large scale. Ashok Leyland 3118 (12 wheeler truck) and Ashok Leyland 3718 (14 wheeler truck) are the flagship models in heavy trucks range. Ashok Leyland Boss Series is a range of intermediate commercial vehicles from 9-14T GVW with some best in class features. Ashok Leyland Boss is the real Indian truck which made transporters talk about AMT transmission so often. Some prominent models in this range are Ashok Leyland Boss 1413 A1, Ashok Leyland Boss 1213, Ashok Leyland Boss 1113 & Ashok Leyland Boss 913. Ashok Leyland Mini trucks and pickups segment started with Ashok Leyland Dost (1.25T GVW), followed by Ashok Leyland Dost Plus with increased loading capacity. The company off late also introduced Ashok Leyland Partner, a cargo truck range in LCV space dominated by the competitors like Tata Motors & Eicher Trucks.

Apart from the trucks, Ashok Leyland buses also rule the roads of India. Ashok Leyland buses are also admired for their excellent mileage and lesser maintenance requirement, especially the models like Ashok Leyland Cheetah, Ashok Leyland Viking and Ashok Leyland Lynx buses. At TrucksBuses.com, you can easily find Ashok Leyland trucks price list and Ashok Leyland bus price list at your location, by following some simple steps. Being founded by a freedom fighter, Ashok Leyland also takes a pride in empowering the Indian army with troop carriers like Ashok Leyland Stallion. In India, Ashok Leyland plants for manufacturing its range of commercial vehicles are present at Pantnagar, Alwar, Bhandara, Sriperumpudur, Hosur & Ennore.

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