The Hinduja Group flagship, Ashok Leyland launched the Stile, a Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) based on a contemporary, award-winning vehicle platform. Stile will follow the highly successful Dost as the second product offering from Ashok Leyland’s fast-growing Light Vehicle business. It was developed by the Ashok Leyland–Nissan Motor Company Joint Venture. The Ashok Leyland Stile will roll out from Nissan’s manufacturing plant at Oragadam, near Chennai.
Speaking at the launch occasion, Dr. V Sumantran, Vice Chairman, Ashok Leyland, said, “We are extremely delighted to launch the second product from the Ashok Leyland Nissan JV, which we believe, will change the dynamics of Indian MPVs. With Stile, our mission was clear – to deliver to the Indian customer, a contemporary MPV with lots of space, contemporary styling, comfort features and most of all, class-leading fuel efficiency. Stile was developed on a trusted and reliable vehicle platform that reflects our continued focus on offering Japanese technology and quality at Indian cost. With the Stile also in our portfolio, we are now better positioned to cater to a wider customer base and range of transportation needs.”
Stile was designed to represent modern global styling trends. The monocoque body construction makes for lower weight; while for passengers it translates into car-like comfort, excellent ride quality and greater safety. The low floor feature makes for easy entry and exit, while sliding doors on both sides allow for easy access in tight parking spaces. The vehicle will be available in diesel, with a wide choice of seating options of two and three rows (7 and 8 seats) with maximum interior space for occupants and their luggage.