Ashok Leyland marks its entry into the passenger vehicle segment with the launch of its Stile MPV
The Ashok Leyland Stile MPV, a badge-engineered version of the Nissan Evalia, has been launched with prices ranging from Rs 7.49 lakh to Rs 9.29 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Stile is priced significantly lower than the Evalia whose prices start at Rs 8.70 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The Stile is powered by a 1.5 litre dCi common rail diesel engine that develops 76PS of power and 185Nm of torque and is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. The ARAI claimed mileage figure of the Ashok Leyland Stile is 19.5 km/pl.
Ashok Leyland has reworked the exterior styling of the badge-engineered Stile with a new front grille, front bumper and headlights, the Stile also gets sliding rear windows and new 15 inch alloy wheels.
The Stile is available with seven variants on offer which allows a choice of 7 seater and 8 seater models. The Stile is a focussed attempt by the company on the commercial market space for MPVs. Ashok Leyland is also planning to offer a CNG variant to make for an attractive deal. It comes decently equipped with features such as power steering, air conditioning and heating, front power windows, second row A/C vents with independent controls, tilt adjustable steering, central locking, etc.
Ashok Leyland’s Stile will be available in five different shades, namely, sparking white, silky grey, moon grey, passion red and imperial black. The MPV comes with a 2 year or 50,000 km warranty and will be sold through the company’s 130 LCV outlets across the country. Ashok Leyland is also looking to introduce its LCV dealerships in the north east market.
“We are extremely delighted to launch the second product from the Ashok Leyland Nissan JV, which we believe will change the dynamics of Indian MPVs. With Stile our mission was clear - to deliver to the Indian customer a contemporary MPV with lots of space, contemporary styling, comfort features and most of all, class leading fuel efficiency. Stile is developed on a trusted and reliable vehicle platform that reflects our continued focus on offering Japanese technology and quality at Indian cost. With the Stile also in our portfolio, we are now better positioned to cater to a wider customer base and range of transportation needs, said Dr. V Sumantran, Vice Chairman, Ashok Leyland.