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Ashok Leyland understands that the economic stability of a country depends on the safe and timely transportation of goods, and builds vehicles that facilitate it. DOST, one of Ashok Leyland’s award winning light commercial vehicles is an ideal vehicle to ensure the last mile transportation of goods loaded off bigger trucks, into congested city lanes, and through tough terrains, to even the remotest parts of the country. The car-like ease and fuel efficiency of DOST makes it a convenient option to navigate through smaller lanes, ensuring door-step delivery of goods to the consumer.

Delivering goods to the consumer’s door-step

DOST Strong comes with a 1.5L 58HP, turbo charged common rail diesel engine (TDCR). With a payload of 1.25 tonnes, which is the highest in its class of vehicles, and a superior mileage of 19.6 kmpl, DOST is an ideal vehicle for transporting almost all kinds of everyday commodities like vegetables, fruits, milk, and more. Equipped with power steering and a shorter turning radius and ease of driving DOST Strong appeal not only to the urban goods distributors who have to navigate narrow market lanes and crowded neighbourhoods. The DOST, with its rugged construct and rigid front suspension also appeals to the semi-urban and rural transporter who has to drive on rough terrains.

The driver’s DOST

DOST Strong offers car-like comfort – a welcome relief for those toiling 14-15 hours a day, driving and moving the freight. With sufficient headroom, sizable room for the feet, reclining seats and expansive dashboard, the DOST brings best in class drive comfort The vehicle offers a comfortable cushion space between the seats for drivers to rest and cut down fatigue.

Car-like comfort

DOST Strong is not just about space for the driver or higher payload. Low-turning radius and superior mileage are one of the key features of DOST Strong. The power steering makes driving the DOST Strong, a breeze. The optional air-conditioning feature in the DOST Strong is a respite for those driving in the sweltering heat and waiting long hours in loading docks or traffic.


  • Superior Mileage – 19.6 km/litre*

  • Rated Payload – 1.25 Ton

  • Excellent Power and Pickup

  • 3 Cylinder, 1478 cc. 58 hp TDCR Diesel Engine

  • 8.2 ft long Load Body


  • Durable Rigid Front Leaf Spring Suspension

  • Low Turning Radius

  • Easy to Drive – Power Steering

  • Optional Air Conditioner


  • Front Impact Absorption Bar

  • Load Sensing Proportioning Valve (LSPV) with Booster Brakes

  • ELR Seat Belts

  • Tail Lamp Protector


  • Digital Cluster

  • Mobile Holder and Charger

  • Lockable Glove Box

  • Bottle Holder

  • Engine

  • Engine 1.5L TDCR engine (BS-4)
  • Type Turbo-charged Diesel Common Rail (TDCR) engine
  • Displacement/Cubic Capacity 1,478 cc
  • Maximum Power @ rpm 58 hp (42.51 kW) @ 3,300 rpm
  • Maximum Torque @ rpm 157.5 Nm (16.1 kg-m) @ 1,600 - 2,400 rpm
  • Clutch

  • Clutch 240 mm Diameter, Diaphragm, Single dry plate, Pot type
  • Transmission

  • Type/No. of Gears Fully synchromesh 5-speed gearbox with overdrive (5 forward + 1 reverse gears)
  • Gear Shifting Cable type
  • Brakes

  • Type Hydraulic vacuum assisted booster brakes with LSPV
  • Front; Rear Ventilated disc type; Drum type
  • Suspension

  • Front Rigid tubular axle with parabolic leaf spring
  • Rear Parabolic leaf spring, 2 stages, Over slung
  • Tyres (Size/Type)

  • Tyres (Size/Type) 185 R14 LT, 8PR, Radial
  • Weight

  • GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) 2,545 kg
  • Kerb Weight 1,275 kg (with driver)
  • Rated Payload 1,250 kg (1.25 tons)
  • Seating Capacity

  • Seating Capacity Driver + 1
  • Fuel Tank Capacity

  • Fuel Tank Capacity 40 litres
  • Dimensions

  • Overall Vehicle Length 4,485 mm
  • Overall Vehicle Width 1,620 mm
  • Overall Vehicle Height 1,868 mm
  • Wheel Base 2,350 mm
  • Load Body / Cargo Deck (LxBxH) 2500 mm x 1620 mm x 380 mm (8.2 ft X 5.3 ft X 1.25 ft)
  • Minimum Turning Circle Radius 5.85 m
  • Ground Clearance 177 mm
  • Loading Height 840 mm
  • Performance

  • Maximum Speed 80 kmph
  • Maximum Grade ability 29% (with rated payload)