Hinduja Group flagship Ashok Leyland extended its portfolio in the Intermediate and light commercial vehicle segments by launching the latest vehicles 'GURU' and 'PARTNER' on Wednesday.
After the successful launch of Light Commercial Vehicle 'Dost' the city-based commercial vehicle major launched GURU and the first air-conditioned LCV goods vehicle 'PARTNER' at a function on Wednesday.
'GURU' has been launched in the price range of Rs 14.35 lakh to 16.72 lakh, including VAT, while 'PARTNER' has been priced Rs 10.59 lakh for the six tyre variant and Rs 10.29 lakh for the four tyre variant (all ex-showroom Chennai), Ashok Leyland Ltd Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Vinod K Dasari said.
"Ashok Leyland has upped the ante over the last few years and that reflects in our results. An integral part of this performance is our winning product portfolio which delivers superior returns to our customers", he said.
"The two new products in this strategy are GURU and the next generation PARTNER in the ICV and LCV segment respectively", he told reporters.
With these launches, Ashok Leyland has further strengthened its position in the market and was closer to the vision of emerging as one of the top 10 truck makers globally, he added.
'GURU' with different body options will be available in BSIII and BSIV variants in the 12 and 13-tonne categories, while 'PARTNER' with a Gross Vehicle Weight of six Tonnes and 7.2 tonnes would address applications like parcel goods, durables and perishables.