Ashok Leyland eyeing to launch Dost with LHD option in Middle East, African markets
Hinduja group flagship company Ashok Leyland is currently engaged in testing of its highly popular light commercial vehicle ‘Dost’ with left hand drive (LHD) option as it plans to serve the Middle East and African markets, a top company official has said.The company currently retails a range of light commercial vehicles under ‘Dost’ brand with right-hand drive option both in domestic and overseas.
In October, sales from LCVs business grew by 18 per cent to 5,671 units as compared to 4,789 units sold in October 2021.
“That left-hand drive (DOST) is not from the electric version. It is from current diesel (version) which we are looking to sell in Middle East and African markets,” Ashok Leyland Executive Chairman Dheeraj Hinduja said.
Elaborating, he said the international operation team was currently engaged in testing the products to serve the overseas markets which have left-hand drive options.
To a query on when the product was likely to be launched, he said, “I do not have a date at this point of time.”
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