Ashok Leyland has launched the BOSS, a next generation intermediate commercial vehicle (ICV). The BOSS will combine the strength and ruggedness of a truck with the comfort of a car. BOSS will be manufactured at the company’s largest state-of-the-art plant in Pantnagar, Uttarakhand.
“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. We are confident of making significant headway in the fast-growing ICV market with the new BOSS,” said Vinod Dasari, MD, Ashok Leyland.
The BOSS offers world class quality at Indian price. It comes with a best in class service interval of 40000 kilometers, a hydraulic power steering system, a best in class turning radius of 15.3 meters, 3 years anti-perforation warranty for the cabin and a 5 year replacement guarantee on the rear LED lights. It also has an ergonomically designed dashboard with intelligently placed controls and multi-angle adjustable seats which ensure fatigue-free drive. The steering column comes with tilt-able and telescopic movements and a 2-point suspended cabin which provides a comfortable ride on rough roads. The hydraulic cab-tilt mechanism helps tilt the cab with minimum effort and allows easy access for easier maintenance.
The BOSS comes in 2 variants – the LE and LX. The BOSS LE is fitted with a 120 HP H-series BS3 engine with an in-line fuel injection pump and a 6-speed overdrive gearbox that delivers superior mileage. The BOSS LX has an Automated Manual Transmission that eliminates the need for clutch operation and gear shifting. The AMT will offer consistent and superior fuel efficiency along with better driver comfort. Equipped with a powerful 130 HP common rail engine, the LX comes with factory-fitted air-conditioning.
The Company will deliver the vehicles to its customers with ‘Zero’ Km reading through the truck-on-truck transportation mode to ensure quality. Ashok Leyland offers a 3-year full vehicle warranty and an additional 2-year warranty for driveline on the BOSS and the product will be supported by the Company’s extensive network of over 450 full service outlets and an ever-growing team of experienced service engineers and mechanics across the country.
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