Ashok Leyland launches Boss range of trucks

Posted on: Sep 13, 2013 - 8:13pm IST

Ashok Leyland has launched the Boss range of Intermediate Commercial Vehicles (ICV) in India.

Ashok Leyland BOSS
Mr. Vinod K. Dasari, MD, Ashok Leyland and Mr. R. Dinesh, Joint Managing Director, TVS and Sons launching the Ashok Leyland Boss in Madurai.

The Boss range of trucks is essentially Ashok Leyland-badged Avia trucks. Avia is a Czech truck brand that is a group company of the Hinduja Group. The Boss truck range for the Indian market will be manufactured in Pantnagar, Uttarakhand.

There are three models with haulage of 9.6T, 11.9T and 12.9T GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) available currently. Each truck is available in two variants – LE and LX.

The LE is powered by a 120 HP H-series BS3 engine that is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox whereas the LX is powered by a 130hp common rail diesel engine which is paired to an industry-first Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) that eliminates the need of clutching. The LX comes with factory fitted AC.

Notable features are hydraulic power steering, hydraulic cab-tilt mechanism and an ergonomically laid out cabin. Boss trucks are offered with a service interval of 40,000km, three-year anti-perforation warranty for the cabin and a five-year replacement guarantee on the rear LED lights. The range also gets a three-year full vehicle warranty which can be extended by another two years.

Mr. Vinod K. Dasari, Managing Director, Ashok Leyland –

Manufactured on a modern and efficient chassis line and a state-of-the-art cab line using robotic processes and with unmatched comfort-features, we have made every investment to ensure that the BOSS delivers on quality, durability and reliability. We are confident of making significant headway in the fast-growing ICV market with the new BOSS.

Head to page 2 for the press release.

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4 thoughts on “Ashok Leyland launches Boss range of trucks

  1. Anand says:

    Specs look good.. I always love th quality and long life of ALL products. I hope ALL would gain the market share which it lost a decade ago with Iveco … Well done and all the very best.

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  2. Sabari says:

    AMT and AC cabin , seems to be good bet for exporting . But it’s a good change with so many guarantee and confidence in the warranty front .

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  3. Mat says:

    Industry first AMT? It is there in Starbus from last one or one and a half year.

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  4. Dr. Nayak says:

    Replacement warranty on a rear/break LED light cluster for a truck in India for 5 years? How many of them will actually have the LED lights left in place after a month? LOL!!!

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