Ashok Leyland, country's leading commercial vehicle maker is planning to increase its foot-prints in the fast growing Utility Vehicle segment. The homegrown auto-major displayed its Nissan's Evalia based Stile UV at the 2012 Indian Auto Expo in Delhi. The MPV was expected to hit the market sometime around end 2012, but somehow the launch delayed. It is also being said that the new Stile MPV will sit below the Nissan Evalia MPV in terms of pricing.
AutoCarPro has reported that the Ashok Leyland Stile MPV will be launched in India on July 16 2013. There are also rumours claiming the vehicle to launch by the festive season (Dushera-Diwali). The vehicle will be available in two engine variants - diesel and CNG. It is also expected that the Utility vehicle might get the renowned 1.5-litre Renault K9K turbocharged diesel engine, that also does it duty to the Nissan's Evalia. The diesel engine is capable of generating 85bhp and a peak torque of 200Nm. The engine is mated to a five speed manual transmission.
The Ashok Leyland Stile has been spotted numerous occasion during testing, and vehicle front looks more basic than Evalia which is elegant and comes with a more traditional looking grille. The headlamps and the air dam is smaller than its sibling Evalia.
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