While Ashok Leyland was supposed to launch the Stile on October 8th (tomorrow), turns out the prices are already available! This rebadged Nissan Evalia will have a starting price of INR 7.49 lakhs (ex-Showroom, New Delhi).
The Ashok Leyland Stile will be available in three variants, all of them featuring power steering and air conditioning as standard. Powering the Stile would the same 1.5-liter Renault-sourced K9K diesel engine, albeit in a lower state of tune. Where the Evalia offers 84.8bhp and 200Nm of torque, the Stile produces 75bhp and 185Nm of torque.
This retuning has been done to further improve the fuel efficiency, which our sources mention is rated at 22.5km/l (the Evalia is rated at 19.3km/l). Additionally, a CNG variant would also be offered to those preferring a lower running cost. Apart from this, the mechanicals are the same as that of the Evalia and the Stile will be produced at the same Oragadam plant of the Renault-Nissan alliance.
Ashok Leyland has managed to price the Stile about INR 1.21 lakhs lower than the Evalia (the base Evalia XE retails at INR 8.7 lakhs ex-Showroom, New Delhi). The lower price would certainly appeal to the fleet operators, hotel shuttle providers, panel van operators, courier services, etc, who are defined as the target audience of this vehicle.