Ashok Leyland Launches Industry First 8-Wheel Truck

Mobility Outlook Bureau
02 Jun 2022
04:18 PM
1 Min Read

Ashok Leyland claims that the new truck can be used in 6X2 and 4X2 options as it features axle up and axle down capabilities.

Ashok Leyland AVTR 2620

Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group, has launched what it claims is the industry’s first 8-wheeler truck. Dubbed AVTR 2620, the company shared that the truck offers a payload of 25.5 tonne  with the lift axle down, and 18.5 T tonne with the lift axle up.

Consumers can choose to operate the truck in 6X2 and 4X2 options because of the axle up and axle  down features. AVTR 2620 comes powered by Ashok Leyland’s 200 hp engine featuring iGen6  technology. It is built on Ashok Leyland's AVTR modular truck platform, which the company claims to offer flexibility of multiple cabin and feature options.

The loading span of the truck ranges from 24 ft to 32 ft. It will be retailed bundled with digital  solutions like i-Alert (advanced telematics) and remote diagnostics, the company said.

Sanjeev Kumar, Head – M&HCV, Ashok Leyland said the company has had a history of introducing  products that have disrupted the CV industry. “AVTR 2620 with its unique lift axle configuration  offers higher TCO advantage to our customers operating in e-com, 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,” he  said.

Ashok Leyland will be selling the AVTR 2620 in the cowl and three cabin options namely, N Cab, U  Cab and M Cab. The N Cabin variant features a suspended cab with dampers, suspended driver seat,  anti-roll bar in the front, excellent storage spaces, full metal front fascia, music system, AC & HVAC options.

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