21st October 2022, India: Ashok Leyland, the Indian flagship company of the Hinduja group and India’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer reached yet another milestone today by rolling out its 1,00,000th unit of AVTR, from its Pantnagar plant, Uttarakhand. The AVTR has achieved this remarkable milestone within 30 months of its launch.
The country’s first indigenously developed modular platform, introduced in 2020, enables a variety of axle configurations, loading spans, cabins, suspensions, and drivetrain options on a single platform. The AVTR platform truck allows customization to customers’ needs and applications. The platform comes with the next-generation i-alert fleet management system with remote diagnostics providing increased safety, higher reliability, durability, and superior driver comfort.
Speaking at the 100,000th AVTR vehicle roll-out, Mr. Dheeraj Hinduja, Executive Chairman, Ashok Leyland said, “We are proud to have achieved this significant milestone. Ashok Leyland has always been ahead of the curve and leading the CV industry in product technology and innovation. The customer centric AVTR, has taken our customers to the next level of trucking and they are reaping the benefits of modularity. Since its introduction, the AVTR platform has been crucial for us and has helped us capture a sizable market share in the market. AVTR has successfully helped customers improve Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) including best in class operation and maintenance cost. This backed with the extensive service network, is giving our customers a huge advantage. We are grateful to all our customers and partners for their continued support.”
Commenting on the milestone, Mr. Ganesh Mani S, President and Chief of Operations, Ashok Leyland said, “The roll out of the 1,00,000th AVTR validates the combined effort made by the numerous teams, both internal and external. With AVTR we have been successfully able to deliver any kind of truck as per the customer’s specific requirement, in a very short time. It truly stands for quality and reliability and has set new industry benchmarks in the segment.”
AVTR platform is a first of its kind in the Indian CV industry and enables customers to configure vehicles that are best-suited to their applications and business needs. This accomplishment places Ashok Leyland on the map of the world’s top CV manufacturers.