Spied - Ashok Leyland Avia truck spotted testing in Chennai
Nithyanandh K, 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!
Ashok Leyland is all set to launch its Avia range of trucks in India and we have the spyshots of one testing in Chennai.
Avia is a Czech based truck maker with a strong presence in the eastern part of Europe. The company was bought by Ashok Leyland in 2006 and under the new ownership, the brand expanded to other international markets like the Middle East, Russia, Asia and South America.
Earlier this year, Ashok Leyland announced that the Avia range of trucks will be launched in India this July. Seen here are the spyshots of an Avia truck sent in by our eagle eyed reader Achyuth.
The Avia trucks offer a series of cargo haulers whose payload range from 6.5 to 12 tonnes. The trucks are powered by Euro-5 compliant Cummins diesel engines with power outputs of 160 bhp to 207 bhp. And you get air conditioned cabin.
The Avia trucks for the Indian market will be manufactured at Ashok Leyland's Pantnagar facility in Uttarakhand. The annual production capacity of the plant stands at 30,000 units.
The Ashok Leyland Avia trucks are expected to complement Ashok Leyland's current commercial vehicle range.