Chennai, Sep 3 : Largest Commercial Vehicle maker Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group, became the first Indian OEM to meet the BS-VI emission norms across the full range of heavy duty trucks (GVW of 16.2T and above).
Dr N Saravanan, Chief Technology Officer, Ashok Leyland, received the certificates, confirming compliance to BS-VI emission standard, from Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) on August 29, a release from Ashoki Leyland said on Tuesday.
ARAI is the leading automotive R and D organization set up by the Automotive Industry and was an autonomous body affiliated to the Union Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises. Commenting on this milestone, Company Chairman Dheeraj Hinduja said Ashok Leyland has always been a pioneer in the introduction of new technology in the commercial vehicle industry and this achievement
of meeting the BS-VI emission standard across our heavy vehicle range further reinforces our position as technology leaders.''
''Despite the short transition timeframe from BS IV to BS VI, we have done extensive testing and with a further seven months to go, we are confident that our indigenous development will provide a superior and competitive solution addressing the needs of our customers'', he said.
''We are deeply committed to indigenous research and development addressing market needs with a relevant and customized approach'', he said and added that ''compliance in the LCV and ICV range will be completed shortly and we will offer a comprehensive range from 70 hp to 360 hp in BS VI application.''(UNI)