AVTR 1922 Truck: Leyland Delivers India’s First LNG-Powered Truck

Ashok Leyland makes a landmark delivery to Mahanagar Gas Limited in Hosur – the AVTR 1922 LNG truck. Know the features and specifications of the AVTR 1922.

AVTR 1922 Truck: Leyland Delivers India’s First LNG-Powered Truck

November 6, 2023: Chennai-based Ashok Leyland, a prominent player in India’s commercial vehicle manufacturing sector and a flagship Company of the Hinduja Group, marked a significant milestone today.

The company has commenced the delivery of India’s first Liquified Natural Gas, LNG powered long haulage truck, the Ashok Leyland AVTR 1922 truck, to Mahanagar Gas Limited in Hosur.

This move underscores Ashok Leyland’s commitment to a greener future for the Indian transportation industry.

The AVTR 1922 truck, equipped with an in-house LNG engine compliant with BSVI Stage II emission standards, establishes Ashok Leyland as the first Indian Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to achieve this feat.

In a statement, Mr. Sanjeev Kumar, President- MHCV, Ashok Leyland, expressed his delight at the delivery of the first batch of AVTR 1922 LNG-powered haulage trucks. He emphasized the company’s unwavering dedication to meeting the evolving needs of customers in the realm of sustainable transportation.

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For more than a decade, Ashok Leyland has been a trailblazer in the alternative energy sector, starting with pioneering CNG buses. The company believes that its innovations in the alternative energy space will not only provide eco-conscious solutions but also ensure long-term profitability for its valued customers.

The AVTR 1922 LNG truck, running on Liquified Natural Gas (LNG), is constructed on the AVTR platform, sharing common elements with Ashok Leyland’s existing diesel truck range. This ensures that customers can enjoy simplified service and maintenance processes.

This remarkable achievement strengthens Ashok Leyland’s comprehensive product portfolio as it steps into the alternate fuel segment, setting new benchmarks in the Indian commercial vehicle industry.

Key Features of LNG Powered Ashok Leyland AVTR 1922 Truck

  • Proven 6-cylinder H-series engine.
  • Built on AVTR – India’s first and only fully modular truck platform.
  • Performance optimized for Indian operating conditions.
  • Factory-built cabin meeting all safety norms.
  • Full metal front fascia for increased safety and easy reparability.

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