The LCV offering from Ashok Leyland features quite modern and comfortable features along with a payload capacity of 4,420 kilograms. It provides two wheelbase options and two body types for FSD and HSD loads thus giving customers the power to choose according to their requirement. The Partner is based on Nissan’s Atlas truck and complies with BS 3 & BS4 specifications. It can also be upgraded to meet BS5 norms. The vehicle has been completely designed for Indian conditions.
It is currently between at Rs 9.2 L and Rs 10.3 L (Ex-Showroom Price, New Delhi) but the price will vary according to the place.
Built specifically for Indian conditions where overloading is the norm, the Partner 6 performs optimally only when it is loaded to full capacity. It also provides many car-like features like digital instrument cluster, ELR seat belts and reclining seats. The ergonomic modern design and a dashboard that is dual tone also give it a plush feel. The hydraulic power steering and 28% gradeability range helps in manoeuvring the vehicle easily.
The engine is a 3 litre DDTi unit is available in BS 3 and BS 4 versions. The BS 3 motor churns out 103 bhp of power and 284 Nm of torque while the BS 4 delivers 120 bhp and 320 Nm of torque. With multiple load body options it offers versatility and the powerful engine provides matchless pick up and acceleration. It can be used for a variety of purposes and even the option of a refrigerated container is available.
Air condition is optional and there are numerous storage spaces and also a mobile charging point. The modern cab along with advanced ergonomics provides ride comfort that is par excellence and the driver utilities are practically unheard of in this segment of vehicles.
|Dimensions & Weight|
|Ground Clearance||220 mm|
|Kerb Weight||2550 kg|
|No of Seating Rows||1 Row|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||60 litres|
|Engine & Transmission|
|Engine Type||3l Zd30 ddTi Common rail diesel engine|
|Max Torque (Nm@rpm)||284 Nm @ 1350-2600 rpm|
|Max Power (bhp@rpm)||103 bhp @ 2600 RPM|
|No of gears||5 Gears|
|Manual Shifting for Automatic||No|
|Engine Start-Stop Function||No|
|Alternate Fuel||Not Applicable|
|Suspensions, Brakes & Steering|
|Suspension Front||Parabolic – 3 leafs, overslung suspension with double acting shock absorbers|
|Suspension Rear||Semi-elliptic – 6 Main & 2 Helper leafs, overslung suspension with double acting shock absorbers|
|Front Brake Type||Hydraulic Brakes|
|Rear Brake Type||Hydraulic Brakes|
|Minimum Turning Radius||6.75 metres|
|Steering Type||Hydraulic-assisted, Power Steering|
|Wheels & Tyres|
|Front Tyres||8.25 X 16-16 Pr|
|Rear Tyres||8.25 X 16-16 Pr|