IAB Report – Ashok Leyland MiTR launched

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Ashok Leyland today launched the MiTR bus at its Chennai headquarters. Based on a Nissan platform, the MiTR bus is a 26+1 seater bus aimed at staff-carriers. A school bus version of the MiTR will be launched soon.

The MiTR comes with power steering as standard and costs Rs 12.49 lakh (Ex-showroom, Chennai.)

Ashok Leyland MiTR front
The MiTR is powered by the Nissan ZD30 engine and is built on its F24 platform.

The MiTR is built on Nissan’s F24 platform and is powered by the Nissan ZD30 engine. Both the platform and the engine are shared between the MiTR and the Partner LCV which was also launched today.

Ashok Leyland MiTR driver seat
The Ashok Leyland MiTR gets power steering as standard.

For the MiTR, the 3.0-liter ZD30 engine produces 116 hp and has a peak torque of 320 Nm. The common rail engine gets a new crankshaft, conrod, fuel injectors and turbocharger to make it fit for Indian conditions. The bus is driven via a five-speed gearbox and has a top speed of 100 kph. It has a wheelbase of 3,700 mm and competes against the likes of the Tata Starbus and the Eicher Starline.

Ashok Leyland MiTR seats
A school bus version of the MiTR will soon be launched.

Dr V Sumantran, Vice Chairman, Ashok Leyland said that the MiTR gets a warranty of 3 years or 3 lakh km. “It also gets a parabolic leafspring suspension which is an industry first,” he added.

The MiTR will be made available in Ashok Leyland’s 330 dealerships across the country.

Ashok Leyland MiTR – Image Gallery

Ashok Leyland MiTR – Brochure

Ashok Leyland MiTR brochure front

Ashok Leyland MiTR brochure back

Ashok Leyland MiTR – Press Release

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