At the 2012 Auto Expo in India, the Ashok-Leyland company has unveiled Partner light truck, which is the rebadged copy of Japan Nissan Cabstar. The Partner comes powered by a ZD30 DDTi common rail diesel engine that is BS-IV compliant. The engine makes 120 bhp of power and 32.4 kgm of torque.
It has a Gross Vehicle Weight of 6-tonne, multiple load body options, power steering and air-conditioning as standard. Ashok Leyland has ambitious plans with the Partner. It proposes the release of a range of applications like tippers, containers and refrigerators.
Ashok Leyland has launched the updated Partner LCV. The Partner is a 6.6 ton vehicle with a 4 ton payload presented in 2012. The Partner is built on Nissan’s F24 platform and is powered by Nissan’s ZD30 engine. The ZD30 on the Partner is a 3.0-liter common rail diesel engine that produces 116 hp and has a peak torque of 320 Nm.
The Partner is both BS 3 and BS 4 ready and it is also upgradeable to BS 5 norms. The Partner has been launched in a six-wheel version and a four-wheel version will soon follow. It is also available in two wheelbases of 2,850 mm and 3,350 mm.
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