Ashok Leyland launches new Guru 1010 ICV, Boss 1616 and 1916 medium-duty trucks

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 18 Feb 2019

Anuj Kathuria, President, Global Trucks, Ashok Leyland.

Ashok Leyland has launched the latest variants of the Intermediate Commercial Vehicle (ICV) Guru 1010 and Medium Duty Vehicles (MDV) variant of the Boss – the Boss 1616 and Boss 1916 – in Mumbai.

According to the company, while the Guru 1010 offers an ideal combination of best-in-class fuel efficiency and highest actual payload in the segment, ensuring maximum returns per kilometer, the Boss 1616 and 1916 combine form and function “to create the ultimate MDV for the perfect balance between payload and performance.”

Speaking on the launch and overall M&HCV business, Anuj Kathuria, President, Global Trucks, Ashok Leyland, said, “Our trucking portfolio has been growing at a fast pace, leading to our customers wanting more options and customisations in their vehicle. The new Guru 1010, Boss 1616 and Boss 1916 are a result of customer feedback and market requirements. Both the Guru and Boss range of trucks are the preferred choice of transportation in their respective tonnage segments. We have carried forward this successful platform for the new versions and added more features that our customers want, delivering profitability and driver comfort. These vehicles score highly on fuel efficiency, payload, productivity and use the advanced diesel-engine technology, which corresponds to more savings compared to other vehicles in the segment. Solid products with class-leading performance, backed by an extensive sales and aftersales support is helping us expand our family of customers across regions.”

The Guru new-generation ICV, which is powered by three-cylinder UPCRS EXP engine, has a number of highlights including a hydraulically tiltable day cabin; high-sided deck; larger windshield and 6-speed synchromesh GB with over drive. The vehicle comes with 4 different loading spans to cater to various applications.

The Boss 16- and 18.5-tonne truck is designed for enhanced axle-loads as per the new regulations. The new 160 hp engine delivers the best-in-class mileage and pickup, helping maintain uptime and turnaround time. Like the Guru, it comes with 4 different loading spans to cater to various applications.

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