Anuj Kathuria, chief operating officer, Ashok Leyland said the company has invested around Rs 500 crore towards the BS-VI transition, including Rs 300-350 crore in a new platform.
The new modular platform on which it plans to roll out its future medium and heavy products would help the Hinduja Group flagship company to cater various customer demands in a cost effective manner.
Ashok Leyland products will meet the BS-VI emission limits through a combination of iEGR (intelligent Exhaust Gas Recirculation) technology and SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) system.
"The new range of modular trucks will deliver customised solutions to customers," said Kathuria, adding that pre-buy demand was “nothing great.”
Industry volume in 2019-20 would be around 2,00,000 units as against 3,72,000 units, last year, a drop of nearly 46.23 per cent, he said.
M&HCV volume during 2019-20 (April to December) dropped by 36.39 per cent to 1,76,202 units as against 2,78,319 units, a year ago.