Ashok Leyland, Commercial Vehicle maker to get BS-VI certification for its Full Range of Heavy Duty Trucks
Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group, and one of the largest commercial vehicle manufacturers in lndia, becomes the first lndian OEM to meetthe 6s-VI emission norms across the full range of heavy duty trucks (GVW of 16.2T and above).
Dr. N. Saravanan, Chief Technology Officer, Ashok Leyland, received the certificates, confirming compliance to 6s-VI emission standard, from Automotive Research Association of lndia (ARAI). ARAI is the leading automotive R&D organization of the country set up by the Automotive Industry with the Government of lndia. It is an autonomous body affiliated to the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Government of lndia, which offers comprehensive certification and homologation services for all kinds of vehicles.
Commenting on this milestone, Mr. Dheeraj Hinduja, Chairman, Ashok Leyland, said, “Ashok Leyland has always been a pioneer in the introduction of new technology in the commercial vehicle industry and this achievement of meeting the BS-VI emission standard across our heavy vehicle range further reinforces our position as technology leaders. Despite the short transition timeframe from BS IV to BS Vl, we have done extensive testing and with a further 7months to go, we are confident that our indigenous development will provide a superior and competitive solution addressing the needs of our customers. We are deeply committed to indigenous research and development addressing. market needs with a relevant and customized approach.
“Compliance in the LCV and ICV range will be completed shortly and we will offer a comprehensive range from 70 hp to 360 hp in BS Vl application.”