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Ashok Leyland Dost bakkie launched in Mzansi with class-leading warranty

Ashok Leyland of India has entered South Africa's commercial vehicle market with a budget-priced workhorse bakkie starting at just under R230,000. With a load capacity of 1,250kg, the Dost 1.5 Turbo Diesel pickup is sold in three versions: a chassis cab, a fixed sides deck and a drop sides deck. They will appeal to small businesses, farmers and fleet operators and are sold with class-leading five-year/500,000km warranties. Rivals such as the Suzuki Super Carry, JAC X100 and Mahindra Bolero carry three-year/100,000km warranties.

The 75-year-old Ashok Leyland is one of the largest manufacturers of commercial vehicles in India and sells products in 50 countries. Headquartered in Chennai with nine manufacturing plants, Ashok Leyland boasts a product range from 2.5-tonne to 55-tonne GVM and from 13 seats to 70 seats in passenger capacity. Click here to read more...

Ashok Leyland launches 1.25-tonne budget bakkie in SA with 500,000km warranty

Indian truck manufacturer Ashok Leyland is entering South Africa’s light commercial vehicle space with a new load lugger called the Dost. Boasting a load capacity of 1,250kg, the new entrant is priced at R299,999 in chassis cab format, rising to R249,999 for the fixed-side bakkie and R254,999 for the drop-side model.

With that in mind it should forge a niche for itself as a larger alternative to the JAC X100 dropside, priced at R199,900 and rated at 1,040kg, or a cheaper alternative to the Hyundai H-100 Bakkie, which carries 1,335kg but at a starting price of R358,900. The new Indian-built contender will most certainly suit those operators who cover large distances, as the vehicle comes with a five-year or 500,000km warranty. Click here to read more...

Ashok Leyland is back in Southern Africa

Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group and India’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, in May 2022 announced their new distribution partnership with Export Trading Group’s (ETG) logistics, warehousing, and distribution vertical, ETG Logistics (ETGL). ETG is a global conglomerate operating across various segments, with a deep focus on uplifting Sub-Saharan Africa. An agreement was signed between the companies for the cooperation of the distribution of products in the Southern African region.

ETGL will operate dealerships for Ashok Leyland in six key Southern African countries as part of this strategic cooperation. In South Africa, 14 dealers have already been appointed while two dealers are already active in Zambia. The initial model line-up for Southern Africa will focus on the class-leading 1, 25-ton carrying capacity Dost pick-up, 1, 86-ton carrying capacity Phoenix pick-up, and 4, 5-ton Partner light truck. Click here to read more...

Ashok Leyland is back in Southern Africa

Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group and India’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, in May 2022 announced their new distribution partnership with Export Trading Group’s (ETG) logistics, warehousing, and distribution vertical, ETG Logistics (ETGL). ETG is a global conglomerate operating across various segments, with a deep focus on uplifting Sub-Saharan Africa. An agreement was signed between the companies for the cooperation of the distribution of products in the Southern African region.

ETGL will operate dealerships for Ashok Leyland in six key Southern African countries as part of this strategic cooperation. In South Africa, 14 dealers have already been appointed while two dealers are already active in Zambia. Click here to read more...

Ashok Leyland returns to South Africa

Indian truck and bus manufacturer, Ashok Leyland, has returned to South Africa. ETG Logistics has been appointed its distributor.The second largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles in India, the fourth largest manufacturer of buses in the world, and the 19th largest manufacturer of trucks globally, Ashok Leyland is headquartered in Chennai.

A US$ 4.5 billion company with a footprint that extends across 50 countries, Ashok Leyland has a truck range covering anything from one to 55-ton Gross Vehicle Mass. Millions of passengers get to their destinations every day travelling on nine-to-80-seater Ashok Leyland buses. The Ashok Leyland product portfolio also includes diesel engines for industrial, genset and marine applications. Click here to read more...

Ashok Leyland expands in SA

c/o Scale End and Old Pretoria Road, Halfway House Estate, Midrand

Mr. Amandeep Singh, Head International Operations, Ashok Leyland said,“ We have ambitious growth plans for the African Market. Our time tested products are well suited for the African terrain and offers a superior value proposition to customers. ETG group’s extensive connect in these markets will complement our growth plans. We are already present in most of the East and West African countries. We now have the right product portfolio with Best in Class TCO to cater to requirements of this market and provide an excellent value proposition for customers.”

Ashok Leyland is known for its toughness and durability and obviously becomes the best fit for Southern African conditions and market requirements. The initial range planned for the Southern African market will consist of models competing in the LCV, MCV, HCV and Bus segments. Click here to read more...

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