Ashok Leyland and Stallion Motors have launched a light commercial vehicle, Partner, and an intermediate commercial vehicle, Boss, in Lagos.
The auto firms said the two vehicles were assembled in Nigeria and best engineered for the nation’s roads and environment.
The Group Chief Executive Officer of Stallion, Mr Anant Badjatya, said the launch of the vehicles from Ashok Leyland showed the company’s renewed commitment towards bringing tough, dependable and durable vehicles for logistic use to the Nigerian customers.
He said the company had invested in an auto parts and service centre in Lagos to support the distribution of genuine parts across the nation for the maintenance of the vehicles.
Commenting on the launch, the Chief Operating Officer, Ashok Leyland, Mr Nitin Seth, said, “Nigeria is an important African market for Ashok Leyland. The new range of fully built trucks will spot contemporary design, a new-generation platform and offer best-in-class efficiency, performance and comfort.
“Reinforcing our brand promise of ‘Aapki Jeet, Hamari Jeet’ we are offering two products that will provide the best total cost of ownership to our customers.”
Leyland, providing key features of the Partner, said the vehicle could boast high performance, customer profitability and driver comfort.
Packed with superior mileage, load carrying ability, stability and maneuverability, the Partner would help run the business with better return on investment.
The Partner is powered by the advanced ZD30 Common Rail diesel engine offering and the vehicle is said to offer more power and pick-up advantage, allowing navigation with full load through any tough terrain with ease.
The heavy-duty parabolic leaf springs in the front, superior braking system and frontal crash protection offers the driver and passengers a safe and smooth ride.
With Euro III compliance, best-in-class aggregate life and longer service maintenance intervals, the Partner keeps the business profitable and competitive with low fuel and maintenance costs.
The Partner sports a modern Ergonomic cab with spacious car-like interiors, putting the driver comfortably in command.
Its power steering with tilt-able adjustment and a cable-operated gear shift mechanism with a five-speed overdrive synchromesh gear box, making gear shifting effortless and driving stress free.