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Ashok Leyland Mine Protection Vehicle

In 2010 three teams headed by Indian largest vehicle manufacturers Tata Motors, Ashok Leyland and Mahindra introduced Mine Protected Vehicle in anticipation of Indian Ministry of Defense procurement of hundreds of new mine protected vehicles. No orders were immediately forthcoming, and local market proepscts were further clouded in 2014 when the government decided to approach the US to purchase state-of-the-art mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles, which the US forces might otherwise leave behind in Afghanistan after they pull-out of the country.

Ashok Leyland's Mine Protection Vehicle is based on the Marauder. IT offers 14 kg TNT equivalent blast protection on hull and 21 Kg TNT equivalent blast protection under wheels.

In 2012 Ashok Leyland announced that they want to be a significant player in the Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) passenger vehicle segment and that is why at the Delhi Auto Expo, they showcased the car that will be their first entry in this segment. However, after having failed to rake in the desired sales, the commercial vehicle maker decided to exit the MPV business. The production of the Stile MPV has been stopped and the company said that there is a possibility that they will reenter the segment if they feel they have the right product. The Ashok Leyland Stile was born thanks to the company's joint venture with Japanese car maker Nissan Motor Company. The Stile was part of a 4 car deal with the Nissan alliance; the others being the Dost and Partner and one more.

Seating Capacity 12 (10 + 2)
Number of Doors 3
Number of Firing Ports 10
Number of Observation Hatches 2 - with provision to mount Turrets
Self Recovery With Hydraulic Winch
  • 7.62 x 51 mm Ball,
  • 7.62 x 54 mm Ball
  • 7.62 x 63 mm Ball,
  • 5.56 x 45 mm Ball
  • 14 kg TNT Under Hull,
  • 21 kg TNT Under Wheel
  • 50 kg nitrate-based emulsion explosive
  • Side blast protection against 10 kg of TNT at a distance of 5 m and at a height of 1.5 m
    Drive LHD / RHD
    Transmission Manual / Automatic
    Configurationv 4x4 / 6x6
    Type In-Line 6 Cylinder Diesel
    Power 165 kW (230 hp) at 2500 rpm
    Torque 800 Nm at 1400 1900 rpm
    Fuel Tank Capacity 250 Litres
    Emission Norms BS III / Euro III
    Type In-Line 6 Cylinder Diesel
    Power 265 kW (360 hp) at 2200 rpm
    Torque 1400 Nm at 1300 1500 rpm
    Fuel Tank Capacity 350 Litres
    Emission Norms BS III / Euro III

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