Ashok Leyland India’s second largest commercial vehicle maker launched the Dost LCV in India. Designed for a higher payload of 1.25 Tonnes, it is equipped with a state-of-the-art 55 hp, 3 cylinder 1.5 litre CRDI engine.
This brand-new engine is tuned for fuel economy as well as the driveability and gradeability required for Indian roads, thanks to the Common Rail technology and a substantial torque of 150Nm. Completing the powertrain package is a five-speed manual gear box. DOST’s practicality is further increased by its tight turning circle radius of just 4.8 m, designed to easily negotiate both congested city roads and narrow rural lanes.
The Euro-look cab is roomy, comfortable with superior ergonomics and incorporates an in-built safety structure. The unique Front Transverse leaf suspension blends superior ride quality with high durability. The Load Sensing Proportioning Valve (LSPV) technology measures the weight on the load body and applies the brake force accordingly to ensure stable braking irrespective of whether the vehicle is fully loaded or empty.
DOST will be available in three versions with the top-end version featuring air-conditioning, power steering, dual-colour beige-gray trim and fabric seats. The customer will also have a palette of three colours to choose from: white, beige and blue.