2016’s Most Popular Commercial Vehicle in Each Segment
Published On Dec 30, 2016
The year 2016 has marked many ups and downs for the commercial vehicle world. Trendsetting circumstances that dictated the future of the industry, major events that not only enthralled but also filled auto enthusiasts with anticipation for the next year and top truck launches that brought innovative and eco-friendly approaches into highlight—2016 has remained quite busy for the trucking segment.
Based on the popularity, we bring to you the top ranking vehicles of 2016 in each commercial vehicle segment.
#Rank 1 in Trucks: Tata SFC 407 EX Pick Up
The legendary 407 completed 30 years in the CV industry this year. Out of all the trucks in the SFC, LPT and LPK series, Tata SFC 407 Ex Pick Up has emerged as the most popular truck. Fit for inter and intra city transportation, the vehicle is capable of carrying a payload between 2,250 kg to 2,500 kg, churns out 74 bhp power and 245 Nm torque, which is decent for a light commercial vehicle. Low in maintenance and with a decent mileage, the truck also comes with the trust of Tata, India’s leading and one of the oldest commercial vehicle brand.
#Rank 1 in Tractors: Ashok Leyland U 4923 TT
One of the most versatile vehicles in the segment and the most popular tractor, Ashok Leyland U 4923 TT can be used for carrying cement, steel, containers, etc. The tractor comes with a massive gross weight of 49,000 kg and a gradeability of 21%, which is quite good for a tractor of this huge capacity. Cabin comfort wise also, the vehicle scores the most, with a fully suspended cabin equipped with a decent sleeper cab. Overall, a well performing, low maintenance tractor, which aptly justifies its popularity.
#Rank 1 in Tippers: Tata LPK 2518
This tipper from Tata Motors boasts of everything one would require from a vehicle in this segment. With a safe and strong cabin for safeguarding the life of the driver in hazardous terrains and work conditions, best in class chassis for carrying the heaviest of loads, a good 29% gradeability for navigating hilly mining and construction areas, Tata LPK 2518 certainly outperforms than its peers.
#Rank 1 in Mini Trucks: Tata Ace
Another legendary vehicle from Tata, the Ace has broken barriers since its inception in 2005 and has popularized the use of mini trucks among the masses. Tata Ace was a pathbreaker in many ways, the vehicle’s introduction led to the beginning of the small commercial vehicle segment in India which was otherwise defined by three-wheeler trucks. After expanding its family to several other popular models in the mini-truck segment such as the Ace Zip and Ace Mega, the Tata Ace still remains the most popular and loved mini truck among loyalists and first timers alike.
#Rank 1 in Pickups: Mahindra Bolero Pick-Up
The Bolero Pick-up ranks the highest in terms of popularity in the pickup truck segment. With the ruggedness to conquer any terrain, a powerful engine that guarantees good mileage and low maintenance and cabin interiors guaranteeing standard comfort, no wonder the Mahindra Bolero Pick-up is everyone’s favourite pickup truck.
PS: The top ranks have been awarded based on most viewed & enquired models on TrucksDekho.com.