Updated on 8th October 2013
The Ashok Leyland Stile MPV has been launched in India, this is the first small passenger carrier to carry the company’s badge in India. Available in three variants, the MPV based on the Nissan Evalia will primarily be targeted at the commercial automotive segment. We think the better looks, some added features which were sorely missed in the Nissan Evalia and a decent price range will certainly attract private customers too. There are some things that the Stile misses out though as compared to the Evalia, especially in the safety department. It will be available across 130 Ashok Leyland dealerships in the country.
Ashok Leyland Stile LE (8 Seater) : Rs. 7.50 Lakh
Ashok Leyland Stile LS (8 Seater): Rs. 8 Lakh
Ashok Leyland Stile LS (7 Seater with second row captain seats): Rs. 8.50 Lakh
Ashok Leyland Stile LS (7 Seater with second row captain seats and alloy wheels): Rs. 8.80 Lakh
Ashok Leyland Stile LX (8 Seater): Rs. 8.30 Lakh
Ashok Leyland Stile LX (7 Seater with second row captain seats): Rs. 9 Lakh
Ashok Leyland Stile LX (7 Seater with second row captain seats and alloy wheels): Rs. 9.30 Lakh
All prices are ex-showroom Delhi
Ashok Leyland will launch a CNG variant of the MPV soon, but the company has not given us a time-frame for the same.
- Sparkling White
- Silky Silver
- Moon Grey
- Passion Red
- Imperial Black
The Ashok Leyland LE variant gets the following features:
- Black bumpers
- Black ORVM covers
- Black door handles
- 12V outlet
- Courtesy lamps
- PVC seats
- Bench seats for the second and third row
- Tinted glass
- Tilt steering
- Foot rest for driver
- 2 bottle/cup holders (for driver and passenger)
The Ashok Leyland LS varaint gets these extra features:
- Body coloured bumpers
- Moulded interior trim
- Dual-tone interiors
- Optional captain seats for the second row with adjustable head-restraints
- PVC-fabric mixed seats
- A/C vents for the second row
- Central locking
- Power windows for the front doors
- 6 cup/bottle holders
The Ashok Leyland LX variant gets these additional features:
- Body coloured ORVM covers
- Silver trim on the centre console
- Fabric seats
Performance & Handling
The Ashok Leyland Stile is powered by the same 1.5-litre diesel unit found on the Evalia, but it has been slightly detuned, producing 75 BHP (in comparison to the Evalia’s 85 BHP) and 185 Nm of torque (as compared to 200 Nm in the Evalia). The engine remains sprightly and the Stile is still pretty peppy to drive according to those who have had an opportunity to drive the MPV, the lower performance figures helps the Stile return a ARAI certified 19.5 KMPL (as compared to 19.3 KMPL by the Evalia). The engine is mated to a five-speed manual transmission, the lever for which is mounted on the dashboard like the Evalia. A 55-litre tank helps the Stile go upto about 1000 KM on a single fill-up.
The suspension duties on the Stile are handled by McPherson struts at the front and multi-leaf units at the rear. You get disc brakes up front, while drum brake scan be found at the rear. The drive is tuned for city and highway comfort, the steering is electronically assisted and the MPV has a impressive turning-radius of 5.2 metres. The LE variant gets the standard 14-inch steel wheels with 165 mm section tyres while the LS and LX variants can be ordered with optional 15-inch alloy wheels shod with 185 mm section tyres. It misses out on Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brake Distribution and Brake Assist features found in the Evalia, which do seem like a big omission; handling the MPV in an emergency braking situation will be difficult.
Competition Price Check
Comparing MPVs which the manufacturers claim have a capacity to seat 7 people. All price are ex-showroom Delhi.
Maruti Suzuki Eeco:
- Standard (7 Seater) – Rs. 3.29 Lakh
- LS (8 Seater) – Rs. 6.85 Lakh
- LS (7 Seater) – Rs. 6.92 Lakh
- LT (7 Seater) – Rs. 7.50 Lakh
- LTZ (7 Seater) – Rs. 8.15 Lakh
- Standard (Flat Roof) – Rs. 7.20 Lakh
- Deluxe (Flat Roof) – Rs. 7.20 Lakh
- Deluxe (High Roof) – Rs. 7.20 Lakh
- Deluxe (Flat Roof with A/C) – Rs. 7.56 Lakh
- Deluxe (High Roof with A/C) – Rs. 7.56 Lakh
- Luxury (Flat Roof with A/C) – Rs. 7.56 Lakh
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga:
- LDI variant – Rs. 7.46 Lakh
- VDI variant – Rs. 8.11 Lakh
- ZDI variant – Rs. 8.77 Lakh
Mahindra Xylo: (* these price may be revised soon)
- D2 variant – Rs. 7.63 Lakh
- D4 variant – Rs. 8.05 Lakh
- H4 variant – Rs. 8.53 Lakh
- H4 (ABS) variant – Rs. 8.77 Lakh
- H8 variant – Rs. 9.59 Lakh
- H8 (ABS + Airbags) variant – Rs. 9.98 Lakh
- H9 variant – Rs. 10.81 Lakh
- H9 Pearl White variant – Rs. 10.87 Lakh
- XE variant – Rs. 8.70 Lakh
- XE+ variant – Rs. 9.14 Lakh
- XL variant – Rs. 9.72 Lakh
- XV variant – Rs. 10.23 Lakh
- EV PS (8 Seater, No A/C): Rs. 9.77 Lakh
- EV PS (7 Seater, No A/C): Rs. 9.81 Lakh
- EV PS (8 Seater): Rs. 10.29 Lakh
- EV PS (7 Seater): Rs. 10.34 Lakh
- G (7 Seater): Rs. 10.89 Lakh
- G (8 Seater): Rs. 10.94 Lakh
- GX (7 Seater): Rs. 12.45 Lakh
- GX (8 Seater): Rs. 12.5 Lakh
- VX (7 Seater): Rs. 14.53 Lakh
- VX (8 Seater): Rs. 14.58 Lakh
- Z (7 Seater): Rs. 15.07 Lakh
Updated on 26th September 2013
The Ashok Leyland Stile, a re-badged Nissan Evalia has been spied at a dealership yard, and it seems like the MPV is closer to launch. At the reveal of the vehicle held in July, officials had stated that the Stile would be launched around the festive season. A scoop by OnCars.in claims that the exact date of the launch is the 5th of October 2013.
The Ashok Leyland Stile will be positioned below the Nissan Evalia, will feature many improvements over the same and is targeted mainly at the commercial segement. We do think that better looks, a de-tuned but slightly more efficient engine (the same 1.5 K9K diesel found on the Evalia) will attract private users to this MPV too. Check out the spy shot below:
Photo Source: Wheel-O-Maina on Facebook
Updated on 17th July 2013
Ashok Leyland has revealed the Nissan Evalia based Stile MPV on 16th July at Chennai. The vehicle was unveiled by Mr. Carlos Ghosn, CEO and Chariman, Nissan Motor Co. and Mr G.P. Hinduja, Chairmna, Hinduja Group. The MPV has only been revealed, the official launch will happen sometime around the festive season in September. The Stile will be manufactured at Nissan’s assembly plant in Chennai.
The Stile is a 7/8 seater MPV which will targeted for various applications apart from personal mobility, including taxi services, ambulances, courier services etc. It will be available with Diesel and CNG fuel options when launched later this year.
Askok Leyland Stile Exterior
Though the basic shape of the car is no different than the Nissan Evalia, the Stile does look different thanks to new headlights, the grille and front bumpers. The rest of the car is the same as the Evalia though.
Ashok Leyland Interior
Where you’d find the majority of the changes are inside the MPV. The Stile gets a proper glovebox instead of the hole-in-the-dashboard in the Evalia, captain seats all around as compared to the bench seats found on the Evalia, an a/c vent for the middle row seat passengers and butterfly windows in the Evalia give way to the much easier to operate sliding windows. That’s about all.
Ashok Leyland has badged the 1.5-litre K9K 75 BHP, 185NM as the ‘Diet’.
Unfortunately we couldn’t attend the event to take photos. These photos are courtesy Indian Autos Blog, a big Thank You to them.
Updated on 13th July 2013
The Ashok Leyland Stile, a rebadged and slightly restyled version of the Nissan Evalia will be launched on the 16th of July 2013.
We will be bringing you updates from the launch event, do keep tuned to Car Blog India.
Updated on 29th April 2013
We recently brought to you the news of Ashok Leyland launching the Stile MPV later this year which will be its first offering for the passenger vehicle segment and the same has been caught testing in India. The Askhok Leyland Stile MPV is a rebadged and a slightly restyled Nissan Evalia and the car comes courtesy of the joint venture between Ashok Leyland and Nissan which will also result in the birth of new LCVs in future.
The car is being tested through out the country and it has been caught testing in Chennai by the good folks back at Indian Autos Blog and the car is being tested with a slight camouflage up front. The car gets a resytled front fascia as compared to the Nissan Evalia and the car was showcased at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo. It will be slotted below the Nissan Evalia with the main target being the cab operators and BPOs.
The Nissan Evalia has been somewhat of a dud seller in India and the car has never really managed to get the sales going. The Stile will get single tone grey or black interiors instead of the dual tone interiors found on the Evalia and the car’s tail lamps would get slighlty tweaked as well when compared to the Evalia. The Stile would look bog similar to the Evalia from the side profile.
The Stile will be powered by the same 85BHP-200NM engine found on the Sunny, Scala, Duster and Evalia. The engine has already proven itself in the Indian market and needs no introduction. The car will be aimed at urban buyers too and the ones looking for a good family car might go in for it too because the car offers a lot of space as well. This is the first passenger vehicle from Ashok Leyland and with the right pricing, it might just strike a chord with the Indian buyers.