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Pics: Ashok Leyland Stile MPV caught testing

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Here are pictures of the Ashok Leyland Stile MPV. This was caught testing in camouflaged in Chennai and is basically a rebadged Nissan Evalia. The Stile was showcased by Ashok Leyland at the Auto Expo last year but so far the launch has been delayed while the Evalia has already hit the roads.

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It will be a cheaper alternate to Evalia and will definitely find preference in the commercial taxi operations. A few features will be traded off and a CNG version along with a parcel van version are also on the cards. There are chances that Stile might also ditch the Evalia’s 1.5L K9K engine and use the Dost LCV‘s 1.5L 3 cylinder turbocharged diesel mill. In its current form on Dost, it produces 55hp and 150Nm of torque but it is possible that, if this engine is used, it will come in a higher and more refined tune.

This will surely be priced much lower than the Evalia and could be a hit in the rural areas as well.

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Pics and source: Motorbash

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It took them a great amount of time, What had they being doing all this while.

Announced at the autoexpo these manufacturers are taking their own sweet time to enter the market , the EcoSports delay has become legendary and its still a few months away.

I am sure they are improving their product but doesnt this delay translate into loss in sales , atleast i think so .Just think how many of us will spend another 10L on a vehicle once we have already bought a 10L vehicle recently.

Only way left for them is to go CHEAP on prices.

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The cheaper AL will go it will ultimately impact Evalia in two ways....first the price of style will be cheaper then Evalia which will make difficult for spacious van's prospective customers to look for cheap option...second...it will make Evalia's already Taxi image a dent.

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I thought that Ashok Leyland would be wise enough to dump Stile project after terrible failure of Evalia, remember that Chevrolet is going to price Enjoy below already cheap Ertiga so Stile doesnt seem to be sensible if launched. Also people who bought Evalia would feel cheated when a Stile would pass by them. Also Leyland is left with few options to cut price already spartan Evalia.

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Evalia was too pricey though very capable .

May be Ashok Leyland price it a notch lower and invade the Enjoys territory.

Hoping this is Evalia's Datsun's (Low cost) incarnation , and Leyland don't go overboard with pricing in the wild hope of making it a premium buy.

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