Expert Review of Ashok Leyland Stile LE
Ashok Leyland Stile, one of the most awaited multipurpose vehicle in the country has been officially unveiled by the joint venture of Nissan and Ashok Leyland. This vehicle is will be brought to the auto markets during the festive seasons with two engine options like petrol and diesel. The company will also offer the CNG version of Ashok Leyland Stile, which will improve the fuel efficiency of this MPV to the next level. However, as we can see in the images that the boot space has been compromised for installing the CNG kit inside this MPV. This diesel version of this MPV will accommodate the 1.5-litre K9K diesel engine, which is presently performing for Nissan Evalia. The company hasn't made any announcement regarding the price tag or regarding the official launch date of this vehicle. However, it is believed that the Ashok Leyland Stile will arrive soon in the festive season, which is just about few more weeks away. This MPV has the same style elements that are extracted from Ashok Leyland Stile as it comes with the same body panel of Evalia.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
The upcoming new Ashok Leyland Stile will be hosting the Nissan Evalia's 1.5-litre K9K diesel engine, which is said to be the most fuel efficient in the class. Thus we can expect that this MPV can produce a class leading mileage from 17 to 19 Kmpl. This will undoubtedly help the Ashok Leyland Stile to be more competitive in the segment.
As of now there is no official information about the color shades of this MPV. However, it is certainly that the manufacture will offer this MPV in attractive color shades to lure the Indian auto enthusiasts during the festive season. The vehicle, which was unveiled by the company comes in white body color.
Acceleration and Pick up
It is too early to specify about the acceleration and pickup of this MPV as it is still on its way to enter the Indian auto market. If this MPV accommodates a 1.5-litre K9K diesel engine then it will be as perkier as Evalia. With this, we can expect that the vehicle will reach a top speed of about 120 Kmph to 140 Kmph while braking 100 Kmph speed barrier in about 15 to 18 seconds.
If you just take a close look at the Ashok Leyland Stile then you will call it is a twin brother of Evalia as it has got the same body panel of Evalia. Although the exteriors are a bit different, it carries the same style elements extracted from Evalia. The front facade of this Ashok Leyland Stile is blessed with a beautifully designed headlight cluster with turn indicator incorporated in it. It gets a smiley shaped radiator grille with three black colored horizontal slats on it. There is a chrome strip fitted on top of the grille, while the chrome plated company log is fitted on the bonnet. On the bottom, it is offered with a body colored bumper with a large air dam and round shaped fog lamps. The company opted for no nonsense body design for its MPV so as to make it simple and more attractive in the segment. The side profile of this MPV is offered with a very stylish spoke type alloy wheels, which makes this MPV look absolutely stunning in the segment. The side profile also gets body colored ORVMs, door handles and a sliding door same as in Evalia. The rear end of this MPV gets a boxy type of body design.
As far as the comforts and conveniences are concerned, there seems to be quite a lot of features incorporated inside this MPV that will assure best in class luxury to the passengers. The interior cabin space is huge while the seats are wide quite comfortable. The seats are covered in premium fabric upholstery. On the other hand, this MPV is offered with a list of some of the quite exciting features that include air conditioner, power assisted steering, leather wrapped gear shift knob, sophisticated music system, stylish instrument cluster with speedometer, fuel indicator, storage compartment in the dashboard, and several other features. There are also cup holders incorporated to the dashboard just under the AC vents, which brings in a unique look to the interior cabin section. The rest of the features are yet to be disclosed by the company.
When it comes to the dimensions, the upcoming new Ashok Leyland Stile will be coming with an overall length of about 4400mm, and with a spacious width of about 1695mm. Its overall height is expected to be around 1880mm and the roomy wheelbase is expected to be close to 2725mm. It is believed that this MPV has an impressive wheelbase of about 180mm, which is quite remarkable.
The upcoming new Ashok Leyland Stile MPV will be offered in both petrol and diesel engine options. Details regarding its petrol trim is not disclosed, while the reports suggest that its diesel version will host a 1.5-litre K9K diesel engine. This engine is expected to produce a displacing capacity of about 1461cc, which indeed will allow it to produce maximum power of about 75bhp along with a hammering torque output of about 200Nm, 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. The front wheels of this MPV will derive the power from the engine through the 5-speed manual gear box and returns a great mileage. According to the details available with us, this MPV is expected to return a mileage of about 17 to 19 Kmpl of mileage, which will be very attractive.
There is no official word from the company regarding the size of the wheels or any of its features. However, experts believe that this MPV might get 14 inch alloy wheels, which are covered with tubeless radial tyres. Apart from this, the company will also certainly affix a full size spare wheel in the boot compartment along with other tools for changing the tyre. This will be a standard feature across all the variants.
It is certainly going to be extremely comfortable to take a drive by sitting inside this MPV as the company has assembled the front axle with a McPherson Strut type of suspension mechanism, while the rear axle has been paired with a Torsion beam type of suspension.
Handling and Control
The buyers, who drive this MPV will feel it easy to handle on all kinds of road conditions as it has been incorporated with a very responsive power assisted steering system. While the disc and drum braking combination will further provide full control to the driver.
Captivating exterior features, stylish alloy wheels, plush interiors.
More features can be added, rear view must improve.