With a world class cab and innovative fuel efficient new drive train
NewZNew (Chandigarh) : Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group, and one of the largest commercial vehicle manufacturers in the country, hosted the national launch of the first Captain 40iT tractor, from its popular Captain series of trucks in Jaipur today.
Co-created with drivers and users through an extensive study of their lifestyle, the new Captain 40iT has been designed specifically for Indian requirements. It has undergone more than 2.3 million kilometers of on-road testing, and extensive internal testing on Pave tracks and 6 posters, this new series of Captain Tractors offers a world class cab and innovative fuel efficient new drive train in the 40T / 49T range. It features an intelligent engine management system- the dual data switch – that ensures optimal fuel consumption on empty and full loads at the flick of a switch. A flat torque ensures lesser gear shifts, while the CRS engine ensures optimal performance. The new Captain 40iT offers better pickup, ease of repair, and the highest cab tilt angle in the industry.
The Captain 40iT is powered by a turbocharged diesel engine that churns out 180 horsepower and generates maximum torque of 660Nm. The indigenously designed cab adheres to best ergonomic and styling standards, with spacious interiors, roof hatch and leg vent for ventilation and comfort in all weather conditions, lockers that can be opened from the outside for items required when the truck is parked, safe locker storage for valuables, comfortable sleeper berth, mobile charger, music player with a USB port, among others. It will usher in a new standard of driver comfort, and an optimal blend of performance and aesthetics.
The tractor segment has seen very good growth over the last few years, and constitutes almost 12% of TIV. Rajasthan alone contributes nearly 21% of the Tractor TIV, with tractors constituting nearly 50% of all MDV vehicles sold in Rajasthan. The new range of Captain 40iT tractors is fitting extension of the Captain range of vehicles, and an important addition to the Ashok Leyland portfolio.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Rajive Saharia, President – Trucks, Ashok Leyland, said, “Captain 40iT reflects the same comfort, reliability, efficiency and versatility that the Captain series of trucks is renowned for, and comes to the market after extensive testing and proven reliability. It offers versatility and adaptability not experienced in the segment before. I am confident, the new Captain 40iT will maximise productivity and enhance returns on our customers businesses.”
Ashok Leyland’s latest product is being manufactured at the company’s state-of-the-art facility in Pantnagar, Uttarakhand.