“(The launch will be) sometime this year. It is going through trials now,” Ashok Leyland Managing Director Vinod K Dasari said.
The Chennai-based company has completed over 3-lakh km of field trials of the engine, developed in-house, and the “market launch will happen sometime this year...We will look for the appropriate time...,” Dasari said. The state-of-the-art Neptune engine would feature in the company’s ‘U-Truck’ platform.
According to company officials, the low-friction and high torque Neptune engines offer lower operating costs, longer life and better comfort.
The engines developed with technical assistance from AVL — an Austrian powertrain and combustion expert design house. They range from 160 to 380 HP and are entirely CRS electronic.
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