Ashok Leyland launches the CAPTAIN series in Kerala

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Kochi: Ashok Leyland, the flagship of the Hinduja group and one of the largest manufacturers of commercial vehicles in the country, has introduced the CAPTAIN series in Kerala. M Surendranath, VP – MDV Trucks, Ashok Leyland, unveiled the CAPTAIN 2523 Tipper, the first model of the series that will include Tippers, Tractors and Haulage vehicles.

The CAPTAIN series features an indigenously designed, factory-made cab based on the best principles of ergonomics and styling to deliver superior comfort, a longer life and optimal performance. It will be manufactured at Ashok Leyland’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Pantnagar, Uttarakhand.

The CAPTAIN 2523 Tipper comes with heavy-duty aggregates and a customised powertrain and is powered by a 230 HP Common Rail fuel injection System (CRS) engine coupled with a highly durable transmission. It ensures greater fuel-efficiency, increased vehicle uptime, faster turnaround and will reduce vehicle operating costs substantially. The CAPTAIN 2523 Tipper also has a state-of-the-art electrical and electronic architecture with self-diagnostic capability for greater reliability and safety.

“It is a matter of great pride for Ashok Leyland to have delivered an indigenously designed product that meets international standards in ergonomics, design principles and performance standards. As against adapting an existing cabin design, we have designed and developed a new cabin family in-house that is specifically suited to customer needs”, said Surendranath. “The CAPTAIN series tippers exceed our expectations of performance, reliability, quality and durability. We are confident they will change the dynamics of the CV market, firmly put our customers on the path to greater and sustained profitability, and become a preferred brand for truckers.”

Easy-to-reach controls, a mechanically suspended driver seat with multi-level adjustments, tilt-able and telescopic steering column, air-conditioning, and a music system, provide an optimal and fatigue-free driving experience. The cab will be available in three variants – Economy, Standard and Deluxe, across three functional configurations – Day Cab, Sleeper Cab and a High Roof Cab.

The 2523 Tipper is the first vehicle from the CAPTAIN series of trucks, specifically engineered to offer higher-efficiency and unbeatable value for Indian customers. The Tipper range will be available in three Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) nodes of 16T, 25T and 31T for surface transportation and deep mining, and will be available in Bogie suspension and Non-reactive suspension.

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