Ashok Leyland has showcased its wide range of Bharat Stage (BS) VI trucks and buses.

After receiving certificates from the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), Ashok Leyland says it becomes the first Indian OEM to meet BS-VI emission norms across the full range of heavy duty trucks (GVW of 16.2T and above).

“Ashok Leyland has a legacy of technological innovations that has set the benchmark for the industry,” said Ashok Leyland chairman, Dheeraj Hinduja.

“Be it the in-line pump for BS-III or the iEGR for BS-IV, at Ashok Leyland, we have stayed ahead of the curve. We are the first OEM to get BS-VI certification for our complete range of heavy duty trucks. This will be introduced with the new Modular Vehicle Platform which will provide customised solutions.”

For his part, Ashok Leyland CTO, N Saravanan added: “We have effectively met the BS-VI emission limits through a combination of proven iEGR and a SCR system, while making minimal changes in the engine. We have been testing this new technology and have successfully covered over 5m kilometres of field running.”

Ashok Leyland today offers a range of trucks and buses – from intercity light commercial vehicles to 49-tonne trucks.