Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE) is pleased to be working alongside Ashok Leyland, the flagship company of the Hinduja Group and a major manufacturer of trucks and buses in India. Ashok Leyland ranks globally as the 4th largest manufacturer of buses and the 14th largest manufacturer of trucks. With a rich 68-year history of excellence in engineering, manufacturing, quality and service orientation, today Ashok Leyland’s product range includes trucks, buses, defence logistics and special application vehicles, and diesel engines for industrial, gen-set and marine applications.
ANGE’s long-standing relationship with Ashok Leyland as its exclusive representative in the UAE has seen the brand increase its profile significantly, and recently ANGE established a world-class 15,000m2 sales, after-sales and service facility to support Ashok Leyland’s distribution network and production facility in Ras Al Khaimah.
The partnerships with ANGE for sales and servicing and the Ras Al Khaimah government for vehicle production have established a viable business model for Ashok Leyland to achieve its stated goals of international expansion.
The Partner is powered by the ZD30 Turbo intercooled Common Rail diesel engine, which guarantees competitive fuel-efficiency and improved turnaround time. The engine is combined with a 5-speed fully-synchromesh gearbox and overdrive function, to deliver a flat torque over a wide rpm range – best for city driving. The gear shifts are smoother and the linear power delivery of the engine makes for fewer shifts.
The Partner offers performance and efficiency on a par with global standards. With a modern, ergonomic cab, spacious interiors, and a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 6500kg, the Partner is suitable for a wide range of applications, including parcel goods, durables, perishables and FMCG products, among others. The tilt-able cabin and low loading platform height enable easy service accessibility, customisation and a wide choice of load body options.
Not only does the next-generation Partner offer superior mileage and performance, but also enhanced driver safety and comfort. The cabin is modern and comfortable, with air-conditioning (HVAC) options. Ergonomic interiors include a dual-tone dashboard, moulded roof, door trims, adjustable power steering and driver’s seat, windshield defogger, a lockable glove compartment, and a 3-point seat belt. The parabolic front suspension and semi-elliptical rear suspension, along with double-acting shock absorbers on both the axles, make the ride comfortable for the driver, irrespective of the road surface conditions.