‘Ashok Leyland’s heavy duty trucks becomes 1st to get BS-VI certification

Commercial vehicle major Ashok Leyland announced that its entire range of heavy duty trucks has been upgraded to meet BS-VI emission norms, which come into force from 1 April 2020. With this upgradation the leading truck and bus maker Ashok Leyland has become 1st Indian original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to meet BS-VI emission norms across its entitre range of heavy duty trucks (gross vehicle weight of 16.2. tonne and above).

Key Highlights

Ashok Leyland is the flagship company of Hinduja Group.

It has received compliance certificates from the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI). It has become first Indian commercial vehicle maker to get BS VI certification for its entire heavy trucks range.

Although, Ashok Leyland’s heavy trucks are BS-VI ready but they await BS VI-fuel availability. Ashok Leyland is looking at putting these trucks in some select regions such as NCR-Rajasthan where BS VI-fuel is available.

The new BS-VI trucks are being built on a new modular platform and will offer such trucks in four engine options.

Cabins of BS-VI trucks may also look different due to large cooling systems and other required norms. The BS-VI trucks will offer telematics solutions too.

BS-VI compliance in the LCV and ICV range is expected to be completed shortly.

About Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI)

It is an autonomous body affiliated to Union Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.

It offers comprehensive certification and homologation services for all kinds of vehicles.


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