Ashok Leyland launches industry’s first 8-wheel truck: Details explained – Times of India

Ashok Leyland, one of India’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, has now launched the industry first 8 wheeler truck known as AVTR 2620. The new truck offers operational flexibility to customers to choose the option based on their load. It can be operated as a 25.5 T (6×2) truck with the lift axle down (offering payload closer to regular 6×2 MAV truck) or a 4×2 truck (18.5T GVW) with lift axle up (lower fuel and operating cost similar to 4×2) during light load/partial load/return empty.
With the launch, Ashok Leyland becomes the only company in the country to have the full range of trucks based on lift axle technology from GVW of 25.5 to 47.5T. The AVTR 2620 – 6×2 Truck has been built on the company’s latest AVTR modular truck platform, offering flexibility of multiple cabin and features option. It draws power from Ashok Leyland’s 200 hp engine with iGen6 technology. The 8-wheel truck is available in cowl and 3 cabin options: N Cab, U cab, M cab, with loading span ranging from 24 ft to 32 ft.
The N Cab version aims to offer an “ultimate driving experience” with Suspended cab with dampers, suspended driver seat, anti-roll bar at the front, superior storage spaces, full-metal front fascia, a music system, as well as AC & HVAC options. It also gets digital solutions like i-Alert (advanced telematics), remote diagnostics – supported by 24×7 customer assistance.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sanjeev Kumar, Head – M&HCV, Ashok Leyland, said, “Ashok Leyland has a history of introducing products which have disrupted the CV industry. AVTR 2620 with its unique lift axle configuration offers higher TCO advantage to our customers operating in Ecom, Parcel & tanker. AVTR 2620 is a testament of Ashok Leyland’s technological prudence & our commitment towards providing better logistical solutions to our customers, aligning with our philosophy of Appki Jeet, Hamari Jeet.”

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