Spied – Ashok Leyland Stile spotted testing again

Posted on: May 30, 2013 - 6:56pm IST

Regular Indian Autos Blog readers know the Ashok Leyland Stile as a rebadged Nissan Evalia developed for the Indian commercial vehicle market.

Ashok Leyland Stile spied Chennai front fascia

We have brought you the spyshots of the vehicle testing in Chennai in the past and here is another set, this time coming from our avid reader Achyuth V. The front fascia of the Stile is clearer in the latest set.

Ashok Leyland Stile spied Chennai front

The Ashok Leyland Stile was unveiled at Auto Expo 2012, but since then there have been changes made to the production model. Though camouflaged, we can see that the front of the test mule is truthful to the one shown at the Expo.

Ashok Leyland Stile spied Chennai rear fascia

Our reader reports that the dashboard of the Stile is an exact replica of the Nissan Evalia. The color of the dashboard is a combination of black and grey.

Ashok Leyland Stile spied Chennai rear

This is not a surprise because reusing the same interior would have obvious cost and time advantages. We however expect the plastic quality to be downgraded to reduce cost.

Ashok Leyland Stile spied Chennai

Under the hood, you will find the familiar 1.5 litre K9K diesel engine. On the donor model Evalia, the engine develops 86PS and delivers a mileage of 19.3 kmpl. The transmission is a five speed manual unit.

Ashok Leyland Stile front fascia
Ashok Leyland brought a near-production Stile to the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo.

A proven and frugal diesel engine and seating capacity for seven occupants would give the Ashok Leyland Stile an edge in the commercial segment.

The Ashok Leyland Stile launches on July 16.

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2 thoughts on “Spied – Ashok Leyland Stile spotted testing again

  1. Will Sell good if launched a good 2-3 Lakhs below the Evalia. It looks the part though

  2. GB says:

    The Evalia with its leaf plate suspended rear would be an idle cargo vehicle.
    Since it exceeds 4m, it will not be able to avail of the wonderful sub 4m tax sop even as it has a 1.5 liter diesel mill, if produced as a passenger vehicle.
    There is a huge void of monocoque cargo vehicles in our country being exploited only by the Force traveller. Though a decent vehicle, a smaller version with a better gearbox and suspension would be welcome.. The Tata Winger cargo seemed like a good fit but its avaricious price and primitive IDI engine kept buyers away.
    I do hope Ashok Leyland sees the prudence in launching a cargo version of the Stile aswell.


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As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!