Ashok Leyland's 7-seater MPV Stile in pictures
Sanjit Kundu | Pictures | October 9, 2013

Commercial vehicle giant, Ashok Leyland, has launched its Stile multi-utility vehicle (MUV) in India, with prices starting at Rs 7.49 lakh ex-showroom Delhi.

The vehicle which is essentially a re-badged Nissan Evalia, is the second offering emerging out of the joint venture between Nissan and Ashok Leyland in the MUV segment.

"We are extremely delighted to launch the second product offering from the Ashok Leyland Nissan JV, which we believe, will change the dynamics of Indian MPVs," said V Sumantran, Vice Chairman of Ashok Leyland, in an Economic Times report.

The Stile comes with a 1.5-litre diesel engine, similar to the one used in the Nissan Evalia, only detuned to now produce 75 bhp instead of 85 bhp.

Ashok Leyland is targeting the people transport, hotel shuttle, taxi service and ambulance segments with its Stile MUV, with features like rear windows that can open (something that was lacking in the Evalia) in the hope that the vehicle doesn't receive the same response as its Nissan sibling.

The company also stated that the Stile will be manufactured at Nissan's Oragadam plant in Tamil Nadu.

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