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      AL to launch passenger variant of DOST

      The Ashok Leyland-Nissan combine plans to take on Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra by launching new products in the light commercial vehicle (LCV) category as the JV works on the completion of their first factory in Tamil Nadu, having an annual capacity of 2 lakh units.

      The 50:50 JV, which launched the 2.5-tonne LCV 'Dost' last year in competition to segment leader Ace from Tata Motors, will beef up its product line-up as it looks for a sizeable business in the LCV segment, V Sumantran, vice-chairman of Ashok Leyland, told TOI.

      Sumantran said that the Dost had sold close to 35,000 units in the first year of its launch, and the JV would now roll out a passenger carrier version of the vehicle. "This will be out by September-October this year and will be a 13-people carrier." The vehicle will be in competition with Tata Ace's passenger carrier version, 'Magic'.

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      Quote Originally Posted by camchennai View Post
      ...in competition to segment leader Ace from Tata Motors
      Ace is a sub 1-T payload vehicle, while DOST is one segment above ACE with a 1.25-T payload, in the SuperACE category
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