Hinduja Group flagship firm Ashok Leyland on Wednesday launched its intermediate commercial vehicle ‘Boss’ here, which the company called a combination of the strength and ruggedness of a truck with the comfort of a car.

“Manufactured on a modern and efficient chassis line and a state of the art cab line using robotic processes and with unmatched comfort-features, we have made every investment to ensure that the Boss delivers on quality, durability and reliability,” Vinod K Dasari, MD, Ashok Leyland, said.

Hailing the ICV as a “Car Truck”, Mr Dasari said with the European design cab and indigenous driveline, the product came with a best in class service interval of 40,000 km, a hydraulic power steering system, a ‘best in class’ turning radius of 15.3 metres and a 3-year anti-perforation warranty for the cabin.

Manufactured at its Pant Nagar plant in Uttarakhand, the Boss is avialable in 2 variants, the LE and LX.

LE is fitted with a 120 HP H-series BS3 engine with an in-line fuel injection pump and a 6-seed overdrive gearbox.

LX is equipped with a 130 HP common rail engine, factory fitted air conditioning. It also has, what Mr Dasari said an industry first “Automated Manual Transmission” that eliminates the need for clutch operation and gear shifting.

Tiltable telescopic steering, multi angle adjustable seats, 2-point suspended cabin are among the other features of the vehicle.

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