AL 1212 Truck

Ashok Leyland Ecomet 1212 Smart is one more distribution truck from the company which is available from INR 13.6 lakh (ex-showroom). It also comes under light weight category with GVW of 12,900 kg and is suitable for applications like agricultural goods, construction material, market loads, FMCG and others. It’s powered by engine specifications of 3,660 cc H-Series 4-Cylinder engine, churning out 120 bhp power and 392 Nm torque. Gradeability of 19.8% and power steering make maneuvering easier on any terrain. It comes in 3 wheelbase options of 3,970 mm, 4,200 mm and 4,750 mm with loading span of 17.2 feet, 19 feet and 22 feet, respectively. Available in body types of Cab, FSD, and HSD, it offers required flexibility to buyers. The standard cabin features include standard seats, seat belts, driver information display, improved ergonomics and more.

  • Engine: 3660 CC
  • Gradeability: 19.8%
  • Power: 118.3 bhp
  • Max Speed: 90.4 Km/h
Design & Build
  • GVW: 12.9 Tons
  • Axle: 4X2
  • WheelBase: 4200
  • Body Option: Deck Body
Comfort & Safety
  • A/c: No
  • Tiltable Steering: Yes
  • Brakes: Air Brake
  • ABS: No

Expert Review

  • 1


    Backed by H Series 4 Cylinder Turbocharged Intercooled 3.7 Litre BSIII Diesel motor, EComet 1212 Smart produces 120 hp power @ 2,400 rpm and 392 Nm torque @ 1,600 rpm. These number are perfectly balanced for the city roads, where regular stop-go procedure is followed. The top speed of 90.4 km/h and gradeability of 19.4% is suited best for city roads where time is the most important factor than any other thing. Its Synchromesh 5-Speed gearbox and 330 mm diameter Single Plate Dry type Hydraulic Actuation clutch helps the truck to move easily as they make the transmission process smooth. For better performance, the clutch has been improved and made to last longer than usual.

  • 2


    Packed with power steering, it’s easy to maneuver Ecomet 1212 Smart on the narrow city roads and cut through the sharper turns. Coming down to suspension, it has Semi Elliptical Multileaf Shackle Type springs at front and rear to counter most of the road speed breakers. Also, the Reverse Elliot I Beam Heavy Duty Forged front axle and Fully Floating rear axle also chip in to provide further drive balance on uneven roads with load full to its capacity.

  • 3


    The combination of now improved and much responsive Full Air Dual Line S-Cam service brakes and Spring Actuated Pneumatic parking brakes at rear works very efficiently to stop the truck at safe distance. To make sure that passengers stay safe during any any mishap, which has high probability on Indian roads, Ecomet 1212 Smart has Ladder Type frame with bolted construction and the material used is high strength. Its 8.25 x 20 - 16 PR tyres too offers required grip and hold on the roads to avoid the drift while braking at high speeds.

  • 4


    These distribution category trucks have been designed elegantly from Ashok Leyland and Ecomet 1212 Smart is an example of that. With wider wind screen, new generation head lamps, aerodynamic design and revamped bumper, it certainly is an eye candy on the roads. However, being made for city touring, there are not much leisure facilities available for driver inside the cabin. There just are regular seats and equipments to complete drive without much hassle.