Ashok Leyland, India’s most prominent commercial vehicle maker and the flagship company of the Hinduja Group, will soon be launching its eLCV, electric light commercial vehicle.
It launched the Bada Dost i1 & Bada Dost i2 on Monday. Bada Dost Edition, which features industry-first features in a vehicle, was also launched by the company. Dheeraj Hinduja (Executive Chairman, Ashok Leyland) stated that e-LCVs will be launched within six months.
The BADA DOST i1 and i2 offer a payload of 1250kg and 1425 kg respectively. They are designed to offer the widest deck of 1750mm width and longest deck of 2596 mm (8.5 ft) for i1 & 2745 mm (9 ft) for i2, which is the highest in the category. With superior power, mileage, payload, load body length and loading space, the vehicles help customers earn more profit per trip. BADA DOST i1 and i2 are intelligently designed to have a low turning radius for better suitability for inter and intra-city applications and ease of adaptability to different terrains.
Ashok Leyland has also introduced BADA DOST Limited Edition, which will be the first commercial vehicle to provide a central locking feature, keyless entry into the vehicle along with anti-theft feature – offerings which are generally seen in passenger vehicles. The focus is to provide features to maximise comfort for drivers and enhance the customer experience.
Mr Rajat Gupta, Head – Light Commercial Vehicle, Ashok Leyland said, “Our DOST and BADA DOST range have been some of the most successful vehicles in the segment. It gives us immense pleasure to unveil these new products. BADA DOST is a consumer-centric product ensuring a superior experience and has earned the confidence and trust of the customer. We have 35,000 vehicles successfully running today showcasing the strength of this range. These new products will expand our offerings and cover a wider range of payload capacity and applications, thereby strengthening our LCV portfolio. Our aim is to continue to aggressively gain market share in the LCV segment.”