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Ashok Leyland to roll out Neptune engine this yr

Press Trust Of India  |  Chennai 

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Hinduja Group’s flagship company will roll out this year its much-awaited completely electronically governed Neptune engine, globally benchmarked for lower operating costs.

“(The launch will be) sometime this year. It is going through trials now,” Ashok Leyland Managing Director 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.

Ashok Leyland to roll out Neptune engine this yr

Hinduja Group’s flagship company Ashok Leyland will roll out this year its much-awaited completely electronically governed Neptune engine, globally benchmarked for lower operating costs.

Hinduja Group’s flagship company will roll out this year its much-awaited completely electronically governed Neptune engine, globally benchmarked for lower operating costs.

“(The launch will be) sometime this year. It is going through trials now,” Ashok Leyland Managing Director 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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