Ashok Leyland understands that the economic stability of a country depends on the safe and timely transportation of goods, and builds vehicles that facilitate it. DOST, one of Ashok Leyland’s award winning light commercial vehicles is an ideal vehicle to ensure the last mile transportation of goods loaded off bigger trucks, into congested city lanes, and through tough terrains, to even the remotest parts of the country. The car-like ease and fuel efficiency of DOST makes it a convenient option to navigate through smaller lanes, ensuring door-step delivery of goods to the consumer.

Delivering goods to the consumer’s door-step

DOST Strong comes with a 1.5L 58HP, turbo charged common rail diesel engine (TDCR). With a payload of 1.25 tonnes, which is the highest in its class of vehicles, and a superior mileage of 19.6 kmpl, DOST is an ideal vehicle for transporting almost all kinds of everyday commodities like vegetables, fruits, milk, and more. Equipped with power steering and a shorter turning radius and ease of driving DOST Strong appeal not only to the urban goods distributors who have to navigate narrow market lanes and crowded neighbourhoods. The DOST, with its rugged construct and rigid front suspension also appeals to the semi-urban and rural transporter who has to drive on rough terrains.

The driver’s DOST

DOST Strong is the first Indian vehicle in its segment to offer car-like comfort – a welcome relief for those toiling 14-15 hours a day, driving and moving the freight. With sufficient headroom, sizable room for the feet, reclining seats and expansive dashboard, the DOST brings best in class drive comfort The vehicle offers a comfortable cushion space between the seats for drivers to rest and cut down fatigue.

Car-like comfort

DOST Strong is not just about space for the driver or higher payload. Low-turning radius and superior mileage are one of the key features of DOST Strong. The power steering makes driving the DOST Strong, a breeze. The optional air-conditioning feature in the DOST Strong is a respite for those driving in the sweltering heat and waiting long hours in loading docks or traffic.

  • Engine
  • Engine1.5L TDCR engine (BS-4)
  • TypeTurbo-charged Diesel Common Rail (TDCR) engine
  • Displacement/Cubic Capacity1,478 cc
  • Maximum Power @ rpm58 hp (42.51 kW) @ 3,300 rpm
  • Maximum Torque @ rpm157.5 Nm (16.1 kg-m) @ 1,600 – 2,400 rpm
  • Clutch
  • Clutch215 mm Diameter, Diaphragm, Single dry plate, Pot type
  • Transmission
  • Type/No. of GearsFully synchromesh 5-speed gearbox with overdrive (5 forward + 1 reverse gears)
  • Gear ShiftingCable type
  • Brakes
  • TypeHydraulic vacuum assisted booster brakes with LSPV
  • Front; RearVentilated disc type; Drum type
  • Suspension
  • FrontRigid tubular axle with parabolic leaf spring
  • RearParabolic leaf spring, 2 stages, Over slung
  • Tyres (Size/Type)
  • Tyres (Size/Type)185 R14 LT, 8PR, Radial
  • Weight
  • GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight)2,545 kg
  • Kerb Weight1,275 kg (with driver)
  • Rated Payload1,250 kg (1.25 tons)
  • Seating Capacity
  • Seating CapacityDriver + 1
  • Fuel Tank Capacity
  • Fuel Tank Capacity40 litres
  • Dimensions
  • Overall Vehicle Length4,485 mm
  • Overall Vehicle Width1,620 mm
  • Overall Vehicle Height1,868 mm
  • Wheel Base2,350 mm
  • Load Body / Cargo Deck (LxBxH)2500 mm x 1620 mm x 380 mm (8.2 ft X 5.3 ft X 1.25 ft)
  • Minimum Turning Circle Radius5.85 m
  • Ground Clearance177 mm
  • Loading Height840 mm
  • Performance
  • Maximum Speed80 kmph
  • Maximum Grade ability29% (with rated payload)

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