Expert Review of Ashok Leyland Stile
Ashok Leyland Stile, one of the most awaited multipurpose vehicle has been officially launched in the country by the Indian automobile company ALL (Ashok Leyland Limited). This new MPV has been rolled out in the market with a 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine option, which is also powering a few other vehicles in the segment. There are reports that the company will also bring in a CNG based version of this Ashok Leyland Stile, which will further heat up the competition. The company launched this new MPV in a total of three trim levels and with a very competitive price tag that will surely attract the buyers. This new MPV shares the body panel of the Nissan Evalia model but it has distinct exterior and interior features. This MPV comes with sliding doors on the second row that makes it easy to the passengers to get inside the vehicle.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
The newly launched Ashok Leyland Stile has been fitted with a 1.5-litre turbo-intercooled, Common Rail fuel supply system based diesel engine, which is one of the most fuel efficient motor in this section. The company claims that this engine has the ability to generate a maximum mileage of about 19.5 Kmpl, which is very attractive for a large vehicle of this stature.
The home bred automobile company is selling their flagship MPV, Ashok Leyland Stile in five eye-catching color shades such as a Passion Red, an Imperial Black finish, a Moon Grey, a Sparkling White finish and a Silky Silver paint option for the buyers to select from according to their taste and choice.
Acceleration and Pick up
The company has equipped this newly launched Stile MPV with an advanced 1.5-litre dCi diesel power plant, which is fuel efficient and powerful as well. This engine has the ability to achieve a top speed in the range of about 140 to 145 Kmph, while braking 100 Kmph speed barrier in about 15 to 18 seconds, which is rather good.
This newly launched Stile MPV is perhaps the most stylish vehicle designed by the Indian automaker and it comes with a very pleasant body style and structure. The front, side and the rear profiles of this vehicle as very decent and they will surely get your attention in the first impression itself. The front facade of this Ashok Leyland Stile is blessed with a beautifully designed headlight cluster incorporated with powerful halogen lamps and turn indicator. It gets a smiley shaped radiator grille with three black colored horizontal slats on it. There is a chrome strip fitted on top of this grille and it is complimented by the company logo, which is fitted just above it. Then there is a body colored bumper with a large air dam and a pair of round shaped fog lamps integrated in it. The side profile of this MPV is offered with black colored door handles and outside rear view mirrors. The top end version of this model gets the body colored ORVMs, a stylish set of alloy wheels that will add to the view of side profile and makes it look absolutely stunning. Coming to the rear profile, this multipurpose vehicle gets a body colored bumper, a small tail light cluster, high mounted stop lamps and so on. Its rear end is boxy but still it will get your attention with its style and elegance.
As far as the comforts and conveniences are concerned, the company offering this model with all basic and standard features. These comfort features will definitely fulfill the requirements of the occupants inside. One should talk about the interior cabin space, which is huge, wherein the seats are wide and quite comfortable. The company is offering this model with 7 and 8 Seat option, while covering them with fabric upholstery. Here the base version in its model lineup has been bestowed with PVC upholstery. On the other hand, this MPV is offered with a list of some of the utility based features that includes an air conditioner with dual zone independent flow control, speed sensitive power steering system, front power windows, remote fuel lid opener, bottle and cup holders, a stylish instrument cluster, tinted glass, foot rest for driver and various others. Apart from these, the company also blessed this model with a digital clock, 12V power socket, sun visor (for driver and co-passenger), courtesy lamps and several other important functions.
When it comes to the dimensions, this newly launched Ashok Leyland Stile MPV model comes with an overall length of about 4400mm, and with a spacious width of about 1700mm that also includes the external wing mirrors on both sides. It comes with a decent overall height of around 1860mm and with a roomy wheelbase of about 2725mm. This MPV comes with a minimum ground clearance of about 180mm and with a minimum turning radius of about 5.2 meters, which is fairly decent.
The all new Ashok Leyland Stile MPV is equipped with a globally proven dCi, 1.5-litre diesel engine under the hood that is powerful as well as fuel efficient. This engine is blessed with four cylinders and 16-valves that allows it to produce 1461cc, of displacement capacity. This will eventually enable the engine to release a maximum power of about 75bhp at 3300rpm along with a hammering torque output of about 185Nm in between 1750 to 2750rpm, which is quite good for Indian roads. On the other hand, this peppy engine is skillfully mated to a five speed manual transmission gear box that distributes the commanding engine power to the front wheels. According to the details available with us, this MPV has the ability to return a peak mileage of about 19.5 Kmpl, which is very attractive.
The base variant of this multipurpose vehicle has been blessed with standard 14-inch steel wheels and they have been covered with LT 165 R14 sized high performance tubeless tyres. On the other hand, the mid range and top end variants in the Ashok Leyland Stile model series has been offered with 15-inch alloy wheels. These alloy wheels have been covered with 185 R15 sized tubeless radial tyres and have a sturdy grip on the roads.
The Indian automaker has fitted its flagship MPV model with a robust suspension system that takes care of the driving comforts as well as the stability of the vehicle. The front axle of this vehicle has been fitted with a McPherson Strut type of suspension system loaded with Coil Springs, while its rear axle is fitted with Multi-Leaf Rigid type of a suspension system, which keeps this vehicle well balanced and stable on bad roads as well.
Handling and Control
Ashok Leyland's flagship MPV model Stile has been incorporated with a sophisticated speed sensitive power assisted steering system, which will make it easier for the driver to handle this MPV even at low speed levels. On the other hand, its front wheels have been fitted with disc brakes, while the rear wheels have been fitted with drum brakes. These brakes works together and offers precise braking on the go.
Captivating exterior features, stylish alloy wheels, plush interiors.
Many more functions can be added, rear profile can be improved.