Ashok Leyland-Nissan Dost CV unveiled
30 March 2011
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.
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.