Ashok Leyland-Nissan Dost CV unveiled

29/03/2011 - 15:50 | ,  ,  ,   | Shrawan Raja

The first mini commercial vehicle from the Ashok Leyland-Nissan Motor Company JV dubbed "Dost" was unveiled today in Chennai. The 1.25-tonne LCV is not new to IAB readers as we have captured pictures while the mule was testing near Chennai.

Ashok Leyland DOST

The LCV will be manufactured at the Hosur facility for a market launch during the second quarter of 2011-12. The vehicle will not bear Nissan logos.

Powered using a 3-cylinder turbocharged CRDI engine, it produces 55hp and is offered in three variants - a base model with manual steering, a mid model with power steering and a top-end model hosting luxuries like air conditioning, power steering and attractive dual tone interiors.

Both BS3 and BS4 versions of the mini truck will be sold.

Image Credit - Automotive Horizon

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