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Ashok Leyland Stile and Partner unveiled

BS Motoring 

The and partnership has resulted in this - the This is essentially a rebadged or NV200, but in this iteration will be available in several different formats, such as a seven-seater, an eight-seater, courier van, shuttle van and ambulance. Of course, the will be suitably modified for each new application and the company has declared that the will be positioned lower than the

will start manufacturing the in 2013, and manufacturing operations will be completely independent from that for the The will come powered by a common-rail diesel engine, and a dual-fuel CNG and petrol engine. These engines are not likely to be motors and will be designed and developed by However further engine specifications have not yet been announced.

is looking at setting up different dealerships to sell the Stile, in addition to its dealerships for HCVs and LCVs.

The company also unveiled their Partner which has been developed in collaboration with The Partner comes powered by a ZD30 DDTi common rail that is BS-IV compliant. The engine makes 120 bhp of power and 32.4 kgm of torque.

The Partner has a Gross Vehicle Weight of 6-tonne, multiple load body options. The Partner on display at the was a refrigerated container that had a capacity of 10.7 cubic metres and broad temperature controls of -25 deg C to 10 deg C.

claims the partner has features like low NVH levels, plenty of utility space, a spacious cabin, power steering, air-conditioning, a car like gear knob and a fully tiltable cabin.

The Partner will also go into production in 2013.

First Published: Sat, January 07 2012. 17:44 IST