Ashok Leyland launches industry first 8-wheel truck

Chennai, June 2: CV makers Ashok Leyland, the flagship of the Hinduja Group, today launched the industry first 8-wheeler truck–AVTR 2620.
With this launch of AVTR 2620, Ashok Leyland becomes the first and only player in the country to have a full range of trucks based on lift axle technology from GVW of 25.5 to 47.5T.
This new product can be operated as 25.5 T (6×2) truck with the lift axle down (offering payload closer to regular 6×2 MAV truck) and a 4×2 truck (18.5T GVW) with lift axle up (lower fuel and operating cost similar to 4×2) during light load/partial load/return empty.
This new product thus offers an excellent operational flexibility to customers to choose the option based on their load, offering best in class Total Cost of Operation (TCO) benefits, according to a company release.
Sanjeev Kumar, Head-M&HCV said Ashok Leyland has a history of introducing products which have disrupted the CV industry.
“AVTR 2620 with its unique lift axle configuration offers higher TCO advantage to our customers operating in Ecom, Parcel and tanker.” (UNI)