Ashok Leyland to launch new buses in Saudi Arabia

bus-michiel2005-flickrAshok Leyland buses are preferred in Saudi Arabia for commercial use, schools and staff transport. (Image source: Michiel2005/Flickr) Transport manufacturer Ashok Leyland has said it will launch a new range of buses in Saudi Arabia later this month

Officials from Western Auto, the official distributors of Ashok Leyland in Saudi Arabia, said that upcoming products to be launch in the Kingdom would include the Falcon 56-seater AC school bus, the six ton GVW Partner and nine to 12 ton GVW Boss.

Vishwa Kumar, general manager of sales for Western Auto, said Ashok Leyland has performed well in the first half of 2014 and hoped to record ”phenomenal growth” in the second half of the year. Western Auto will also open its biggest workshop in Riyadh and expand its service network in Jubail.

”We view the tie-up with Ashok Leyland as an opportunity to provide quality that is affordable too,” said Kumar. ”Our product is commanding as a top-of-the-mind choice among customers and we are introducing Euro-III engines this year. Ashok Leyland is the number one choice for staff transport solutions.”

Officials from Western Auto said that the Falcon Series of air-conditioned and non-air conditioned buses with options of 56, 66 or 83 seats, was its flagship product. The range consists of Eagle Series of AC and non-AC buses with options of 28, 30 or 32 seats, semi-luxury 44-seater AC bus, AVIA D75, AVIA D120, 4x4 bus, 1518 trucks and 1518 garbage tipper.

In a statement, Ashok Leyland said its buses were preferred for staff transportation, commercial use and for use by schools. Riyadh Metro, Saudi Binladen and all major Saudi Aramco contractors use Leyland buses. The company has provided transport solutions in Jubail, Dammam, Al-Khobar, Jeddah, Riyadh, Yanbu, Rabigh and Ras Tanura.

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