Ashok Leyland launches the Dost at Rs. 3.79 lakhs (ex-Mumbai)

Posted on Sep 29 2011 - 1:54pm by Kaustubh Shinde
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The first fruit from the Nissan-Ashok Leyland JV has ripened and is now ready to be picked. Ashok Leyland has finally launched its flagship LCV Dost as a price of Rs. 3.79 lakhs to Rs. 4.37 lakhs (ex-showroom – Mumbai). IAB was keenly following the development of the DOST ever since the project began. A lot of our loyal readers have spotted the Dost in its various avatars religiously doing its testing rounds.

Ashok Leyland Dost

The Dost has a payload capacity of 1.25 tones and is powered by a 1.5 litre, 3 pot, common rail TDCR generating 55 bhp and 150 NM of torque. It is mated to a 5 speed manual transmission. Its turning radius is 4.8 m, and it has special features such as front Transverse leaf suspension, Load Sensing Proportioning Valve (LSPV) technology measures the weight on the load body and applies the brake force accordingly. It will be offered in BS3 and BS4 versions each having 3 different variants such as:

  • base model with manual steering
  • mid model with power steering
  • top-end model hosting luxuries like air conditioning, power steering and attractive dual tone interiors

The prospective customers can choose from three colours: white, beige and blue. Adding to that Ashok Leyland will offer Ready-to-Use Vehicles (RUVs) on the Dost platform for various applications such as Refrigerated containers, Steel containers, Ambulance, Aluminium Fixed Side Decks and Service-At-Site vehicles from the date of launch.

Initially, the Dost will be launched in the 4 Southern states  namely Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. Later, it will be launched in Gujarat and Maharashtra followed by a nationwide launch.

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81 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. ankush agrawal December 14, 2011 at - Reply

    plz give me address of ashok leyland showroom in raipur area

  2. ankush agrawal December 14, 2011 at - Reply

    plz give me ashok leyland dost LS ex-showroom price

  3. javed shaikh December 14, 2011 at - Reply

    dier sir boss plz give me all diteals for ashok lyland dost

  4. K prabhakar November 29, 2011 at - Reply

    PLEASE GIVE DETAILS DEALERS AND PRICE OF THREE MODELS AND PHONES OF DELAERS IN A.P

  5. dinesh November 13, 2011 at - Reply

    please send nissan dost quatpinas on my e mail thanks

  6. ghanendrasharma October 24, 2011 at - Reply

    Plz give me add. Of dealer in vidhrbha & price

  7. V.SUDHAKARAN September 30, 2011 at - Reply

    I want to know the ashok leyland mini lcv dost

  8. Ajay September 29, 2011 at - Reply

    How does the price compare with Tata Ace ?

    • suni chavan May 22, 2012 at - Reply

      how we can compare tata magic and ace of mahindra maximo

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