WINNER: LCV CARGO CARRIER OF THE YEAR
Nominees: a) Ashok Leyland Partner b) Eicher Pro 1055T c) Mahindra Optimo HD.
The LCV cargo carrier market saw movement in 2017. A focus of attention by players who have been traditionally strong in the M&HCV categories, the movement in LCV segment signals their high potential. Demand for LCVs continues to rise in-line with the growth in urbanisation. Demand for LCVs is also driven by the further fine-tunning of hub and spoke transportation model. Continuing to absorb new technology and smart ways of addressing customer demand, LCVs are coming to play an important role by addressing a clientele that is diverse in nature. The winner – Ashok Leyland Partner, is a small truck with big cargo space. It is smart, modern, agile and easy to manoeuvre. It is powered by a 118 hp 3.0-litre diesel engine mated to a five-speed transmission.
(L to R): Sandeep Mathur, Head OEM & Institutional Business – APMEA, Apollo Tyres; Viplav Shah, Head- LCV Marketing Services, Ashok Leyland; Sunil Gate, Head – Corporate Communications, Ashok Leyland, and Pritam Sail, LCV Regional Manager – West, Ashok Leyland.