Photo caption: Mr. Dheeraj Hinduja, Executive Chairman, Ashok Leyland and Mr. Rajat Gupta, Head LCV, Ashok Leyland launching Bada Dost i1, Bada Dost i2 and the Limited Edition of Bada Dost

CV Major Ashok Leyland, the flagship company of the Hinduja group has added to its Bada Dost range. The company launched – Bada Dost i1 and Bada Dost i2 with a Limited Edition with industry first features in a commercial vehicle.
The i1 and i2 offer a payload of 1250 kg and 1425 kg respectively. They are designed to offer the widest deck of 1750mm width and longest deck of 2596 mm (8.5 ft) for i1 & 2745 mm (9 ft) for i2, which is highest in the category. The company claims to offer a superior power, mileage, payload, load body length and loading space.

The new variants are intelligently designed to have a low turning radius for better suitability for inter and intra city applications and ease of adaptability to different terrains. The
Limited Edition is the first commercial vehicle to provide a central locking feature, keyless entry into the vehicle along with anti-theft feature – offerings which are generally seen in passenger vehicles. The focus is to provide features to maximise the comfort for drivers and enhance the customer experience.
Averred Dheeraj Hinduja, Executive Chairman, Ashok Leyland, “Today marks a special day for us, as we celebrate our second anniversary of BADA DOST. On this occasion we are excited to deliver on our promise of expanding our Bada Dost range and launch the– BADA DOST i1 and BADA DOST i2.

With the LCV segment known to be a key growth area for Ashok Leyland, the Bada Dost Range would play a pivotal role in expanding the company’s domestic as well as international sales and propel the company in its journey to achieve the vision of being a Global Top 10 commercial vehicle manufacturer. Rajat Gupta, Head – Light Commercial Vehicle, Ashok Leyland said, “Our range have been some of the most successful vehicles in the segment. It gives us immense pleasure to unveil these new products. BADA DOST is a consumer centric product ensuring a superior experience and has earned the confidence and trust in the customer.” “We have 35,000 vehicles successfully running today showcasing the strength of this range. These new products will expand our offerings and cover a wider range of payload capacity and applications, thereby strengthening our LCV portfolio. Our aim is to continue to aggressively gain market share in the LCV segment,” he add r

These two new products also feature, an ARAI certified three-seater walkthrough cabin offering superior comfort and space. It comes with the widest Cabin in this segment – making it very spacious and roomy. The wide seat design can be converted into a bed that the customer can use to rest comfortably in between the trips. The ergonomically positioned dash mounted gear shift lever, dual tone dashboard and digital instrument cluster enhance the aesthetics and offer a premium car-like experience to the customer. The vehicle is equipped with AC, which will allow customers to drive additional distances without getting tired even during peak summers.

Key features of BADA DOST i1 and i2:
Payload of 1250 kg on i1 & 1425 kg on i2
Widest deck width in the category – 1750 mm
Longest deck length in its category – 2596 mm (8.5 ft) for i1 & 2745 mm (9 ft) for i2
ARAI certified D+2 seating configuration
Widest cabin in the category – offering superior comfort for the driver
Lowest turning radius in its category – 10.6m on i1 & 11.3 m on i2
Warranty of 3 years/1 lakh km

Key features of BADA DOST Limited Edition:

Segment First Central Locking feature – Keyless entry into the vehicle, with Anti-Theft feature
7-inch touch screen infotainment system with Mobile connectivity and Bluetooth calling feature. Making every drive a pleasurable and easy one.
Reverse camera for better parking assist.

Ashok Leyland has one of the largest and fastest-growing networks in the CV space. Its robust network of more than 1700 exclusive outlets ensures that there is an authorized service centre at every 75 km on major highways. An additional 53,000 touch points for aftermarket support along with digital tools of Leykart, ALCare & iALERT enables it to keep its “Ashok Leyland Quick Response” promise of reaching customers within 4 hours and getting them back on the road in 48 hours.

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