Thursday, 29 March 2012

Ashok Leyland unveils the HMV 8x8 Super Stallion




The Hinduja flagship, Ashok Leyland, today unveiled the SUPER STALLION
8x8 High Mobility Vehicle (HMV) and with that, the expansion of their range of logistics
vehicles.Also being displayed for the first time is a new face-lifted version of the very popular
Stallion in 6x6 configuration with a new high power engine and auto transmission.

“The HMV 8x8 SUPER STALLION is our new top-of-the-range offering – a contemporary
technology product that is proudly indigenous. This heavier Super STALLION platform builds on
the heritage of the STALLION, of which more than 65,000 vehicles are deployed by the Indian
Army. STALLIONS form the veritable backbone of their logistics operations and we cherish
our role as their largest supplier of logistics vehicles,” said Mr. Nitin Seth, Executive Director
– Defence Business, Ashok Leyland. “This experience, as well as experience in some of our
new export markets has allowed us to factor customer feedback to achieve the significant
improvements to the product,” he added.

SUPER STALLION 8x8 (HMV – High Mobility Vehicle)

The SUPER STALLION HMV 8x8 is the new flagship of Ashok Leyland’s range of logistics vehicles.
It has been specially configured to meet the army’s emerging requirement for vehicles with
higher mobility and greater power to operate in challenging desert terrains. It is propelled
by astate-of-the-art powerful 360 hp (265 kW) Neptune engine,that can crank up a torque
of 1400 Nm.Hub reduction axles ensure better ground clearance and grip for its 8 wheels
in sand and the Central Tyre Inflation System (CITS) enables inflating or deflating tyreseven
when on the move. Driver comfort is been addressed through air-conditioning, bucket seats
in the ergonomic cab andparabolic suspension in front for a better ride. The SUPER STALLION
platform promises the same versatility of the STALLION platform and can be offered for a
variety of applications like Field Artillery Tractor and Mounted Gun with different transmission
and driveline configurations.

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