CV major Ashok Leyland has bagged an order for 600 vehicles from VRL Logistics that comprise 500 numbers of 3123 Multi-Axle Vehicle (MAV) in the 8x2 configuration, a newly developed, first-of-its-kind for the Indian commercial vehicle industry, along with 100 nos. of 12-metre buses. The order is cumulatively worth in excess of Rs. 125 crore, deliveries against which are expected to commence in a month's timeDr.Pawan Goenka, President, Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors, M&M Ltd. said "We are all set to create a new milestone with the launch of the Mahindra XUV500 which truly embodies and encapsulates the essence of the Mahindra Rise philosophy. Having extensively tested and validated our product with global and Indian customers alike, I am happy to add that we will simultaneously launch the XUV500 in South Africa under the same brand name. I am confident that the XUV500 will follow in the footsteps of its illustrious predecessors to evolve into an iconic brand."Elaborating on Ashok Leyland's over three-decade-long relationship with VRL Logistics, Mr. Seshasayee added, "VRL has been a tough yet discerning customer to serve; they are a benchmark in terms of operations and maintenance. Our association has been a long and fruitful one and we are particularly proud to have been a part of their growth over the years."