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Old 2nd October 2007, 02:24   #1
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Hi, found this online.

Can anyone confirm, what is this new model and when was/ is being launched?

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Old 2nd October 2007, 20:59   #2
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I think it's one of their next-gen trucks with company built cabin, even AL displayed this type of trucks in one of the auto expo.
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Has it been launched? This one looks like a test vehicle - no number plates? Any idea what is the capacity of this model?
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Its the Ashok Leyland Newgen
Capacity: 40 tonne
Power: 260 BHP

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Is the Cab tiltable? To access the powertrain?
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yes, its the newgen aero 4026, saw one(NEWGEN Aero 4026J along with a new STALLION) in the ashokleyland manufacturing facility in hosur, last year during an industrial visit, but that was yellow colored,


some more about it:
The NEWGEN Aero 4026 J is the first indigenously developed Indian truck that is a product of modular engineering that offers new levels of flexibility in truck building in accordance to very specific customer requirements. Modular engineering actually enables a customer to configure the kind of vehicle he wants that is perfectly in tune with his requirements.

The futuristic-looking and stylish Aero contour gives the NEWGEN Aero 4026 J the aero-dynamic answer to air drags when driving at high speeds. The forward cab, a treat to watch and ride, is cushioned by vehicular air suspension, seen for the first time in trucks in India.

The NEWGEN Aero 4026 J is powered by the contemporary, 260 ps, 8-liter J engine with electronically controlled MD TICS that is currently BS2 compliant but with the potential to meet ensuing BS3 / BS4 emission norms. The aerodynamically designed cab helps increase fuel efficiency. The ZF 9 speed synchromesh gearbox allows for close and effortless gearshifts and a seamless power delivery. Heavy loads can be lugged with greater economy thanks to the matched driveline with deeper crawler ratio and the heavy-duty rear axle. A dual line pneumatic brake system comes with bigger size foundation brakes, complete with load sensing valves while the rear suspension provides for smoother rides and handling of payloads with greater protection.

auto expo 2006 pics:



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You thought Ashoka Leyland is only into the automobile industry?
Guess what they have just stepped into ... RETAIL ! Its amazing how companies shift from different fields to join the retail bandwagon... What next? BMW getting into fast food restaurants !?
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Saw the NEWGEN at Auto Expo.

The cab looks good in pictures but not that good from close quarters, with rather poor fit and finishing, Indian style. The doors are borrowed from the Iveco cab that AL makes. The grill and the surrounding area on the vehicle I saw was made of plastic and not capable of surviving on Indian roads, if the final production versions too are is going to feature it.
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Hmm.. DI...

THe Grille and surrounding area is not of plastic... Do check the 2521 which is undergoing testing on Chennai bangalore highway If you've any doubts..

The only plastic things are the air scoop sort of thingys on the front..
The bumper too is plastic.. Which is welcome relief for regular car guys...
Won't give bad gashes as TATA NOVUS or AMW or any other Indian ish style truck

AL doesn't test cabs for more that 2 years ... do destroy them in indian conditions...

And the Entire cabin is based on IVECO......... not only the doors .. but enginnered In house...

Sadly tHe J engine... Hmmmm
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It is launched a couple of months back. I wasn't checking my office mail for some time. So there comes the newgen cabin.
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Whats the origin of the J series engine. Iveco or Hino?
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It looks nice and it is a nice step ahead for AL.
I hate the AMW trucks for their Typical indian truck style. Even the new TAta Novus is not this good as it still follows the typical style.


I hope that the deal with Daewoo will really help and does make some really good trucks from Daewoo.

I am waiting for those trucks to come to teach AMW a lesson or two.
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i think as far as price is concerns they learn lesson from amw first
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i think as far as price is concerned they should take lessons from amw first i think amw deserves a pat on the back for making these trucks avilable to indian before any other truck maker could and also for the price deserves appreciation
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