Ashok Leyland-Nissan launch PARTNER truck and MiTR bus in India

Ashok Leyland-Nissan JV today launched two new Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) – PARTNER truck, India’s first air-conditioned LCV goods vehicle and MiTR bus, a LCV bus with best-in-class comfort. After the commercially successful Dost and the recently launched STiLE, now PARTNER and MiTR are the latest offerings from the Ashok Leyland – Nissan Joint Venture.

PARTNER, brings to the Indian customer, the latest LCV from Europe and Japan. This next-generation truck, focuses on driver comfort and sports a modern Euro cab with spacious car-like interiors and offers global levels of performance and efficiency. With a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) capacity of 6.6T, the PARTNER will address various applications like parcel goods, durables, perishables and FMCG products among others.

Ashok Leyland-Nissan PARTNER-MiTRWith a tilt-able cabin for service accessibility, a choice of two wheel base options and optional HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning) system, the PARTNER is sure to win the hearts of demanding customers. All of this is provided in a truck that, true to the lineage of Ashok Leyland LCVs, offers exceptional fuel efficiency.

MiTR is a 26+1+1 seater bus, ergonomically designed to offer superior comfort and utility to passengers and drivers. MiTR has a parabolic suspension in the front and the rear – an industry-first – and offers class-leading comfort. MiTR also has a school bus variant that adheres to school bus body code guidelines of all state governments.

Both PARTNER and MiTR are powered by an advanced ZD30 Common Rail diesel engine, that ensures superior fuel-efficiency and better turnaround time. Both products host features like power steering with tilt-able adjustment and cable-operated gear shifter for superior driver comfort. The company is offering an engine and transmission warranty of 3 years/3 lac kms and a standard warranty of 1 year/unlimited kms on the overall vehicle.

Both PARTNER and MiTR will be made available to customers through over 330 outlets across the country.

Prices (Ex-showroom, Chennai):

Partner 2850 wheel-base : LS (with power steering) is Rs. 8.89 lacs , LX (with power steering and HVAC system) is Rs 9.19 lacs
Partner 3350 wheel-base : LS (with power steering) is Rs. 9.19 lacs , LX (with power steering and HVAC system) is Rs 9.49 lacs

MiTR standard bus (26+1+1 seater) with power steering is Rs. 12.49 lacs.

Speaking at the occasion, Dr. V Sumantran, Vice Chairman, Ashok Leyland, said, “We are delighted to present the next range of products from the Ashok Leyland-Nissan JV – PARTNER and MiTR. With these two new products, we have stayed true to our LCV mission – to deliver to the Indian customer, contemporary products that deliver best-in-class user experience, coupled with exceptional efficiency. These are exciting additions to our LCV portfolio and we are confident of delighting customers and continuing the successful winning streak of the Dost and the critically acclaimed, newly launched STiLE.”