Ashok Leyland launches Neptune engine

Ashok-LeylandChennai, Aug 23 : Commercial vehicles major Ashok Leyland Ltd Friday announced the launch of its own Neptune family of engines to be fitted its vehicles in a phased manner.

In a statement issued here, the company said: The future-ready Neptune engine will be available in BS-III (Bharat Stage) and BS-IV versions and is also package protected for BS-V and BS-VI."

According to the company, the modular sub-system design ensures maximum vehicle uptime and better noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) characteristics.

The Neptune engines will range from 160 HP to 380 HP and will be deployed across a range of trucks and buses in a phased manner, the company said.

"This is perhaps the most significant development in our road map to being future ready and what is more heartening is that it has been entirely inspired by our customers," managing directorVinod K. Dasari was quoted as saying in the statement. (IANS)