Ashok Leyland launches India’s first 14-wheeler DTLA truck, AVTR 4120
Ashok Leyland, the flagship Company of the Hinduja Group and India’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, has launched India’s first 4-axle 8×2 DTLA Truck(14-wheeler) AVTR 4120 which has a capacity of 40.5 tonne Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). As per the company, this new truck offers an additional five-tonne payload compared to standard 8×2 trucks with a better Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). AVTR 4120 is paired with a 12.5-tonne dual tyre lift axle (DTLA) with Patented Parallogram technology which ensures better tyre life.
The new AVTR 4120 is available in two different power options including a 200bhp and 700Nm variant or 250bhp and 900Nm variant. The new product is built on the latest AVTR modular truck platform, offering the flexibility of multiple cab options such as N Cab, U cab, M cab. The iGen6 technology offers improved power, performance, and fluid efficiency.
Commenting on the launch, Vipin Sondhi, Managing Director, Ashok Leyland said “Ashok Leyland has always been ahead of the curve and leads the CV industry in terms of innovation. Our endeavour has always been to address the needs of our customers and deliver better profitability for them and AVTR 4120 is one step towards this offering the customer flexibility”.
This new truck offers the customer flexibility to operate at a large band of GVW from 28T to 40.5T with best in class Total Cost of Operation (TCO) benefits.
Talking about the newly launched product, Anuj Kathuria, COO, Ashok Leyland, said, “We have last year launched AVTR – India’s first Modular Truck platform to address the varied Load-Road-Application and customer requirements. Now, with this innovative product, we will give flexibility to customers. In many applications, the load availability is dynamic due to various factors like the type of material, onward/return load, seasonality, customer order quantity, etc.
The truck cabin offers a suspended cab with dampers, an anti-roll bar at the front, a music system, AC & HVAC options, a suspended driver seat, full metal front, ample storage spaces. In addition to these, one can enjoy 24*7 customer help. Along with this, digital networking solutions like advanced telematics, remote diagnostics supported by 24×7 customer assistance Uptime Solution Centre and service mandi network are also available. The company also offers a range of options to choose from including maintenance-free unitized wheel bearings, and slipper-ended rear suspension.