Ashok Leyland is now the world’s third largest bus maker

Ashok Leyland is now the world’s third largest bus maker
Published: 16 February 2020 - 9:30 a.m.
By: PMV Staff
Ashok Leyland Limited, flagship of the Hinduja Group, has been named global number three in the MHCV bus makers list for 2019, based on a recent reports from SIAM, OICA (Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles) and IHS Markit.

Ashok Leyland has been a pioneer in the MHCV bus market and introduced several innovations in the industry. The company’s achievements include power steering, air brakes, rear engine buses and the launch of India’s first double decker bus.

Vipin Sondhi, CEO and MD, Ashok Leyland, said” “We are extremely glad to have become the third largest bus maker in the world. Our strong foundation in research and development, innovation, and experience in the market makes us a unique commercial vehicle manufacturer.”

Sondhi added: “Despite the challenges and the market uncertainties, this achievement gives us the confidence to work towards our vision to be a global Top 10 CV manufacturer.”

The total number of buses sold by Ashok Leyland in 2019 stood at 23,100.

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