Ashok Leyland’s 8-wheeler truck promises better TCO

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 03 Jun 2022

Ashok Leyland has launched an 8-wheeler truck, the AVTR 2620. With this the company says it is the first and only player in the country to have a full range of trucks based on lift axle technology from GVW of 25.5 to 47.5T. 

According to the company, the new vehicle is powered by the company’s 200HP engine with iGen6 technology which delivers better fluid efficiency and will be available in cowl and 3 cabin options: N Cab, U cab, M cab. The N cabin comes with a suspended cab with dampers, suspended driver seat, anti-roll bar in the front, good storage spaces, full metal front fascia, music system, AC & HVAC options.

Sanjeev Kumar, Head - M&HCV, Ashok Leyland, said, “AVTR 2620 with its  lift axle configuration offers better TCO advantage to our customers operating in Ecom, parcel and tanker services.”

The new product can be operated as 25.5 T (6x2) truck with the lift axle down (offering payload closer to regular 6x2 MAV truck) and a 4x2 truck (18.5T GVW) with lift axle up ((lower fuel and operating cost similar to 4x2) during light load/partial load/return empty, the company said. 

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